Location
Remote - UK
Department
Data Services
Advertising Salary
up to £65,000 depending on experience

About The Role

We are an innovative FinTech business and one of the biggest players in the non-standard finance sector, who are expanding our Data Services team by appointing a fully remote Lead DBA. 

As our Lead DBA, you will line manage a team of 3 DBAs and deliver highly available and performant SQL, including writing complex T-SQL and stored procedures and performance tuning, and working on the administration and development of our SQL Server database environment. Ideally, you’ll also have experience of managing SQL instances in AWS.

Leading our Data Services team who support the daily operation and the build of bespoke software using varied languages and technologies across our group: you’ll find a dynamic environment and a highly supportive and people first culture that enables new ideas, and will have a real opportunity to support cross-business divisions and work with innovative products and different systems and technologies

 

Key responsibilities

You’ll be involved in some crucial business transformation projects: we’re implementing the latest versions of SQL server and looking at various AWS integrations. Key duties include:

  • Deliver service excellence to ensure that the business expectations are met within designated SLAs and to provide a best of class service
  • Ensure prioritisation of production services and ensure high availability
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the company around data, providing input into business requirements for the design of solutions where required
  • Assist in the ongoing design and maintenance of our application database servers used for our products.
  • Performance tuning and general maintenance of queries.
  • Inspire business leaders to understand and harness technology innovation to deliver new services and value to our customers
  • Identify opportunities for research and development, incubating ideas and proof-of-concepts aligned to disruptive technologies that offer potential across our Enterprise
  • Work with internal teams to gather and interpret business requirements and determine optimum solutions to meet needs 
  • Promote and encourage innovation throughout the teams, to look for new answers and delivery of fresh approaches
  • Liaise with strategic vendors to keep abreast of their technical roadmaps and to identify innovations or emerging technologies that could benefit the Enterprise
  • Manage and participate 365 24/7 on-call availability and response (Normally 1 in 4)
  • Deliver a replica instance of live data that are insightful, relevant, and meet the needs of a wide range of internal employees
  • Adhere to Company policies and FCA regulation

Benefits

  • Opportunity to join a growing company undergoing significant digital diversification
  • Fully remote role – be based anywhere in the UK
  • Mentoring and support from independent SQL specialists
  • Home-Office equipment and furniture provided
  • Fully supported virtual induction program
  • Digitally enabled company who will provide you with an online working community and social events 
  • Great incentives such as life assurance (4x salary), long service awards, health cash plan, company share scheme, pension up to 7 % matching contribution, 25 days holiday, plus option to buy and sell holidays, Perkbox membership providing 200 perks, discounts and freebies…

About You

You’ll be passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience for customers and will be flexible and adaptable in ways of working across the business, respecting the way products work in a highly agile environment. In addition, you’ll have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or a minimum of 5 years of programming experience of relational databases (MSSQL, MySQL)
  • T-SQL/Stored Procedures; proficient in writing complex T-SQL, and stored procedures to interact with applications 
  • Experience of managing a team of DBAs
  • Understanding of the software development cycle
  • Experience of using Visual Studio for creating SSIS and SSRS packages
  • Previous experience of SQL Server Enterprise Administration
  • Strong performance tuning experience
  • Excellent computer literacy, including MS Office (particularly Excel and VBA) 
  • Proven experience of data manipulation, interpretation with complex and large datasets 
  • Ability to consistently deliver accurate, error-free results to a high standard within tight deadlines
  • Proficiency combining Powershell scrips with SQL
  • Experience with Scrum methodology and Agile practices
  • As part of a cross-functional IT and Business change team, you should be comfortable influencing, developing, challenging and motivating highly talented teams
  • Show flexibility and adaptability in ways of working across the business, respecting the way products work in a highly agile environment

About Us

We are a growing, forward thinking FinTech organisation offering digital financial products through our brands, Dot Dot Loans, an online loans service and U Account, a digital online current account service. We’re not your typical mainstream financial services business, we provide alternative digital customer-focused services which reach over 40,000 non-standard finance customers. We are a business that thrives on innovation: we like working with people who get excited about digital products and innovative technologies who share the same vision; to deliver online financial products for our customers that ensures they are informed to make the right decisions and treated fairly. 

If you feel you’re the right candidate for the role as our Lead DBA, click ‘apply’ now! We’d love to hear from you!

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