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Database Architect


Reporting to:

Lead Architect

Location:

Warrington

Purpose of the Role:

System C developers impact millions of people every day through our range of healthcare software systems. Used extensively throughout the NHS, you might be wondering why you have never heard of us – we pay far more attention to our software delivering value than shouting about our latest contracts.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Database Architect to join our Architecture team.

The post holder will work with our multi-skilled Agile Development teams. They will perform a critical role in the ongoing development of our core products by providing expertise on the back-end data tier which includes the efficient access and storage of application data. This includes schema design, stored procedure development and tuning, knowledge of storage patterns and helping to guide the development teams on best practices for managing application data.

The person we are looking for will need to have 5+ years of commercial experience with Microsoft SQL Server as a database architect, who can demonstrate a real passion for crafting performant and resilient storage solutions, with a flexible and creative attitude, good communication skills and a strong work ethic.

The individual will have a workload covering (but not limited to):

  • Provide technical guidance on strategic decisions in the area of databases and storage
  • Advising Agile SQL developers on SQL best practise
  • Working with other database developers to deliver projects in a timely fashion
  • All aspects of performance analysis and tuning
  • Advising technical teams on operational best practise to achieve a resilient and performant data platform
  • Ensuring that development processes help create high-quality products
  • Assisting in troubleshooting support issues in real-time
  • Creating solutions that fit well within the existing estate and methodology
  • Keeping up to date with emerging technologies and advising how they can be used to improve the existing architecture

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work well as an individual and as part of a team
  • Take part in architectural discussions with technical / non-technical team members
  • Able to self-manage and self-motivate
  • An eye for detail, well-organised and a desire to adhere to best practices
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Have a desire to keep up with the latest tools and techniques
  • Passion about your craft and love of sharing knowledge
  • An inquisitive mind and a dogged determination to solve complex problems

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Must Have:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong database design and development skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the SQL Database Engine including strong T-SQL experience
  • Experience of performance monitoring, index tuning and query optimization
  • Thorough understanding of database security practises
  • Database Administration including installs/backup/restore/replication
  • Experience working with databases in excess of 1Tb
  • Solid experience of cloud database and storage technology, such as:
    • Azure SQL
    • Cosmos DB
    • Blob and table storage
  • A proven track record of delivering successful projects

Advantageous:

  • Health Care and Clinical systems
  • Knowledge of third-party toolkits, e.g. RedGate
  • Experience working within an Agile development environment
  • Developed high availability multi-user system
  • Knowledge of source code management principals
  • Microsoft certification(s)

Applications:

Please apply in writing, sending a covering letter and CV to hrrecruitment@systemc.com