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Friday, 15 October 2021 13:51

SQL DBA

Are you an experienced SQL DBA?

Are you looking to settle and join an innovative company?

If you are keen to make a real impact in a business intent on changing the face of the retail sector (and thus the end customer experience), then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

The selected SQL DBA will have the following responsibilities:

  • Maintenance, support and administration of live Microsoft SQL database environments
  • Proactive monitoring & continuous improvement of systems to ensure availability, resilience & performance of databases plus associated applications & interfaces
  • Modification & manipulation of large volume live transactional data for company & customer use within databases
  • Investigation & resolution of database and / or associated environmental issues
  • Out of hours on call escalation point for critical database related incidents
  • Provide database design / query optimisation / solution support & reasoned advice
  • Implementation and deployment of database changes
  • Ensure all database servers continue to adhere to PCI-DSS, GDPR & data retention policies

 Required skills and knowledge:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a SQL centric role (SQL Server 2005 onwards)
  • Using SQL Server Availability Groups or Log Shipping or Database Mirroring
  • Experience of working on large volume live production systems
  • In depth SQL Server skills including:
    • performance tuning
    • high availability
    • database and configuration and management
    • backups
    • applying database security practices
    • Exposure to a technology led organization
    • Private equity or plc exposure
    • Product launch experience

Experience with the following would be an advantage:

  • Competent with Windows operating system and high-level server / storage infrastructure.
  • Experience using SSAS / SSRS / SSIS
  • Experience writing PowerShell scripts
  • Administering a Data Warehouse
  • DR / Business Continuity
  • Experience using MySQL or Postgress

Send us your CV or get in touch for further details on this exciting new opportunity!

Published in Jobs
Monday, 19 July 2021 07:01

Lead / Senior SQL DBA

Senior / Lead SQL Server DBA - Remote

Our Client, working closely with the NHS requires a skilled SQL DBA to join the team on a permanent basis. The role is fully remote and previous NHS experience is desirable.

The role is primarily as a Lead SQL DBA providing 2nd and 3rd line support, dealing with client queries, running data checks, making sure the systems are running efficiently and no errors what so ever

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance and support to your colleagues ensuring DB products are resolved, designed, developed and tested according to established best practice principles
  • Work with a team of Database developers to ensure projects are delivered in a timely fashion
  • Monitor system's health and performance
  • Ensure high levels of performance, availability, sustainability and security
  • Analyse, solve, and correct issues in Real Time
  • Ensure reviews are conducted on a regular basis to improve/enhance the database, and that the improvements are consistent with the departmental guidelines (working closely with other members of the DB team). Where no formal guidelines exist, work with peers to formulate and enforce such guidelines.
  • Triage assigned support incidents. Ensure that work on defect resolution does not impact on agreed product deliverables.
  • Database Troubleshooting and Maintenance
  • Maintain data integrity and security (manage roles and permissions of database users).
  • Generate traces, execution plans, identify performance issues, deadlocks/contention and resolve them.
  • Keep abreast of technology trends and how they apply to your area. Put forward suggestions for improvement to processes or tools where applicable.
  • Develop a level of product expertise across the solution architecture.

Skills and experience

  • BSc or equivalent in a software engineering/DB discipline and/or Professional qualifications appropriate to DB engineering roles.
  • Experience of large transactional databases (100GB+)
  • Excellent knowledge of the SQL Database Engine
  • Excellent performance tuning skills (experience of Query Tuning, Indexing, Locking etc).
  • Excellent communication skills - both to a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Experience in engaging at a commercial level with customers both technical and nontechnical.
  • Experience of database release/upgrades with product releases
  • Extensive experience of working with Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014
  • Strong T-SQL Experience (creating/administrating stored procedures, scripts, functions, triggers and other objects)
  • Experience in the manipulation, transformation, and exploration of large multi-dimensional datasets.
  • Experience in database installation, backup, restore and maintenance
  • Data Warehouse development, ETL and transformation into conformed design
  • Knowledge of SSIS packages
  • Excellent experience and knowledge of the Microsoft stack
  • Understanding of relational database design & dimensional Data-modelling
  • Some experience of using Visual Studio
  • Knowledge of C# and .NET framework desirable
  • Knowledge of NOSQL/Document DBs advantageous
  • Knowledge of SSRS reports advantageous but not essential
  • Knowledge of 3rd party toolkits eg RedGate desirable
  • Experience of Source Control (BitBucket/Kiln/Mercurial)
  • Strong SQL Skills (SQL server 2012/2016, T-SQL) and development skills in T-SQL, writing scripts, Log Shipping, producing reports (SSRS), performance tuning, automated back-ups, security
  • Understanding of formal DB development and administration methodologies.
  • Cloud Services (Azure) experience would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Any experience with Bespoke Software Solutions, ITIL, Agile and ISO 27001 will be advantageous but not necessary.
  • Domain or Product expertise in IT Healthcare would be advantageous but not essential.

If this role sounds of interest, please don't hesitate to apply

Published in Jobs
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:56

SQL Server DBA - Remote

SQL Server DBA – Remote

Our Client, working closely with the NHS requires a skilled SQL DBA to join the team on a permanent basis. The role is fully remote and previous NHS experience is desirable.

The role is primarily as a SQL DBA, but there is an element of providing 2nd and 3rd line support, dealing with client queries, running data checks, making sure the systems are running efficiently and no errors what so ever…

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance and support to your colleagues ensuring DB products are resolved, designed, developed and tested according to established best practice principles
  • Work with a team of Database developers to ensure projects are delivered in a timely fashion
  • Monitor system's health and performance
  • Ensure high levels of performance, availability, sustainability and security
  • Analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time
  • Ensure reviews are conducted on a regular basis to improve / enhance the database, and that the improvements are consistent with the departmental guidelines (working closely with other members of the DB team). Where no formal guidelines exist, work with peers to formulate and enforce such guidelines.
  • Triage assigned support incidents. Ensure that work on defect resolution does not impact on agreed product deliverables.
  • Database Troubleshooting and Maintenance
  • Maintain data integrity and security (manage roles and permissions of database users).
  • Generate traces, execution plans, identify performance issues, deadlocks/contention and resolve them.
  • Keep abreast of technology trends and how they apply to your area. Put forward suggestions for improvement to processes or tools where applicable.
  • Develop a level of product expertise across the solution architecture.
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Skills and experience

  • BSc or equivalent in a software engineering / DB discipline and / or Professional qualifications appropriate to DB engineering roles.
  • Experience of large transactional databases (100GB+)
  • Excellent knowledge of the SQL Database Engine
  • Excellent performance tuning skills (experience of Query Tuning, Indexing, Locking etc).
  • Excellent communication skills - both to a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Experience in engaging at a commercial level with customers both technical and nontechnical.
  • Experience of database release / upgrades with product releases
  • Extensive experience of working with Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014
  • Strong T-SQL Experience (creating / administrating stored procedures, scripts, functions, triggers and other objects)
  • Experience in the manipulation, transformation, and exploration of large multi-dimensional datasets.
  • Experience in database installation, backup, restore and maintenance
  • Data Warehouse development, ETL and transformation into conformed design
  • Knowledge of SSIS packages
  • Excellent experience and knowledge of the Microsoft stack
  • Understanding of relational database design & dimensional Data-modelling
  • Some experience of using Visual Studio
  • Knowledge of C# and .Net framework desirable
  • Knowledge of NOSQL / Document DBs advantageous
  • Knowledge of SSRS reports advantageous but not essential
  • Knowledge of 3rd party toolkits e.g. RedGate desirable
  • Experience of Source Control (BitBucket/Kiln / Mercurial)
  • Strong SQL Skills (SQL server 2012/2016, T-SQL) and development skills in T-SQL, writing scripts, Log Shipping, producing reports (SSRS), performance tuning, automated back-ups, security
  • Understanding of formal DB development and administration methodologies.
  • Cloud Services (Azure) experience would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Any experience with Bespoke Software Solutions, ITIL, Agile and ISO 27001 will be advantageous but not necessary.
  • Domain or Product expertise in IT Healthcare would be advantageous but not essential.

If this role sounds of interest, please don’t hesitate to apply

Published in Jobs
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 16:52

Infrastructure Architect

Endeavour has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Infrastructure Architect to join our Defence sector client based in Surrey on a permanent basis.

The Infrastructure Architect will be part of a small highly motivated team that provides the system design, development, integration, implementation and support across multiple projects to our customers.

Our client is looking for an enthusiastic Infrastructure Architect with specific network and routing knowledge/skills.

The successful Architect will have VMware ESXi expertise and be eligible for DV UK Security clearance, due to the nature of our client’s industry sector.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • VMware technical subject matter expertise –
  • ESXi, vCentre, Clustering, High Availability, DRS vRealise, Update Manager, Hardening, Storage Integration, Extensive Trouble Shooting experience.
  • System & software support role of IT Windows Server & Windows Exchange 2016 experience WDS, VAMT and SCCM.
  • File Server, SQL Server, Remote Desktop Services and Remote Application Services with IIS, Command Line Interface and Power-Shell scripting knowledge
  • Active Directory knowledge
  • Experience implementing Group Policy Management
  • Expertise in Networking Infrastructure –
  • TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, RRAS, WAN, RDP, Remote Management, Static Routes, Managed Switches (ideally CISCO trained), Firewalls CCNA or CCNP.
  • Windows 10 Administrator & Microsoft Exchange 2016 experience particularly around Availability Groups and Client Access Servers
  • Ability to prepare and maintain manuals and handbooks
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with internal & external stakeholders
  • Full understanding of data protection requirements with Veritas Backup Exec or Avamar Job scheduling, policy & disaster recovery  

Please send us your CV or get in touch ASAP for further details on this exciting perm opportunity!

Published in Jobs
Monday, 16 December 2019 13:32

Security Engineer

Endeavour has an exciting contract opportunity for an experienced Security Engineer to join a financial client based in Brussels, for a long-term project.

Our client requires a bilingual Security Engineer, speaking fluent French, to work alongside the Infrastructure manager in order to implement, improve and operate the framework and all actions and/or controls required to ensure the security of our client IT Assets.

The successful Security Engineer will be involved in the following deliverable tasks:

  • Make deep analysis of audit recommendations; define with all stakeholders the remediation actions needed and follow up until the actions are fully implemented
  • Prepare security agents deployments on platforms
  • Conducting some tests with specific tools.
  • Work on security scanning & vulnerability remediation
  • Work on Privilege Account Management deployment/operational integration
  • Elaborate technical operation guidelines in line with security requirements

Essential skills/experience:

  • Windows Servers;
  • RHL Linux; VMware;
  • SQL Server;
  • Oracle;
  • firewalls;
  • Routing;
  • SIEM; VPN; WAF;PKI;
  • Infrastructure Design;
  • Shell scripting

Please send us your CV or get in touch for more details about this no-to-be-missed opportunity

Published in Jobs
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 14:59

DevOps Engineer / Developer / Brighton

Looking for a new, challenging role? Our client, a leading Transportation Company based in the bustling City of Brighton is currently recruiting for an experience Developer to join an expanding, dynamic team. Excellent career prospects !

Experienced developer with PHP experience to join a growing team and help deliver the roadmap of highly-scalable services.

Focus is APIs (developing and implementing) and several Front End systems (both consumer and business focused).

The wider technology stack includes: MS SQL Server, Elasticsearch, Redis, Linux, RabbitMQ and Gearman. Our client makes use of a large number of AWS services (EC2, DynamoDB, SNS, CloudFormation, to name a few), use Git + GitHub for source control and the future roadmap includes Docker and Kubernetes.

Required skills and experience:

  • 3+ years software development experience.
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and experience in several areas of listed stack.
  • Enjoy and have experience building and managing cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Have a DevOps mindset, particularly around automation and infrastructure-as-code.
  • Are comfortable on the Linux command-line and hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems.
  • Have the initiative and drive to research, learn and promote new technologies and best practises; and are able to apply these to projects and business needs.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with focus on teamwork and collaboration.

Please get in touch for further details on the excellent permanent opportunity.

Looking for a new, challenging role? Our client, a leading Transportation Company based in the bustling City of Brighton is currently recruiting for an experience Developer to join an expanding, dynamic team. Excellent career prospects !

Experienced developer with PHP experience to join a growing team and help deliver the roadmap of highly-scalable services.

Focus is APIs (developing and implementing) and several Front End systems (both consumer and business focused).

The wider technology stack includes: MS SQL Server, Elasticsearch, Redis, Linux, RabbitMQ and Gearman. Our client makes use of a large number of AWS services (EC2, DynamoDB, SNS, CloudFormation, to name a few), use Git + GitHub for source control and the future roadmap includes Docker and Kubernetes.

Required skills and experience:

  • 3+ years software development experience.
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and experience in several areas of listed stack.
  • Enjoy and have experience building and managing cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Have a DevOps mindset, particularly around automation and infrastructure-as-code.
  • Are comfortable on the Linux command-line and hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems.
  • Have the initiative and drive to research, learn and promote new technologies and best practises; and are able to apply these to projects and business needs.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with focus on teamwork and collaboration.

Please get in touch for further details on the excellent permanent opportunity.

Published in Jobs
Monday, 17 June 2019 08:58

Senior .Net and Angular Developer

Endeavour Recruitment has an excellent new opportunity for a Senior .Net and Angular Developer to work for a large transportation client in Brussels, Belgium. The selected .Net and Angular Developer is expected to have at least 5 years of experience as a .Net Developer. Our client has requested that the .Net and Angular Developer chosen for this role is fluent in Dutch or French with a good understanding of the other and English.

The duration of this role is initially until the end of 2019 with possibility of extensions and the all-inclusive daily rate is €435 euros.

What is expected of the .Net and Angular Developer? - Role and Responsibilities:

  • Our client is looking for a Senior .NET software engineer for project development (TrackPro, MOTIF) and corrective and scalable application maintenance.
  • As a senior NET & Angular, you have the opportunity to collaborate on projects that are full of technical and functional challenges: planning and optimizing the maintenance of track and equipment infrastructure.
  • This project is both back-end and front-end oriented. Equal attention will therefore be paid to the technical skills required for both back-end and front-end.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must be able to speak fluent Dutch or French with an understanding of the other and English.
  • You have a very broad technical background;
  • You are ready to pass on your knowledge, ready to find a good technical solution for all types of problems, ready to promote the general quality of the code. You must be able to coach junior developers.
  • At least 5 years of experience working with .NET, C#, ASP.NET WebApi, Entity Framework, code first, migrations, Windows services and batch consoles.
  • 5 years of experience with IoC & DI concept, unit testing, Source control (TFS / Git) and Fiddler.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript/TypeScript, Angular, minification and uglification.
  • 5 years of experience with Visual Studio 2015/2017, Visual Studio Code, NuGet, PostGre, SqlServer and Oracle.
  • 5 years’ experience with NUnit and MS Test
  • 3 years’ experience with WebPack, NPM, BootStrap, PrimeNG and TeamCity (continuous integration)
  • Experience working in an Agile/ Scrum environment

 

If you believe you are the right candidate for this role as a .Net Developer, then please do not hesitate to apply with a copy of your most recent CV.

Published in Jobs
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 13:56

SQL Database Administrator

Endeavour Recruitment has an excellent new opportunity for a fluent French Speaking SQL Database Administrator to work for a client in the public sector in Luxembourg. The selected SQL Database Administrator is expected to have at least 5 years of experience as a SQL Database Administrator. Our client has requested that the SQL Database Administrator chosen for this role is fluent in French and English.

 

The duration of this role is initially for 6 months and the all-inclusive daily rate is €357 euros.

 

Role and Responsibilities:

 

  • Management and administration of database management systems
  • Ensure consistency, quality and safety.
  • Administration and exploitation of databases.
  • Technical support and assistance to users.
  • Optimization of databases.
  • Quality documentation and monitoring.

Skills and Knowledge:

 

  • You have a bachelors or a master’s degree in computer science.
  • 5+ years of experience in database administration.
  • Good knowledge of the architecture of information systems, database administration (Microsoft SQL Server) and programming languages ​​(including SQL and SSIS).
  • Knowledge and experience of Windows Server including clustering and monitoring these systems.
  • Knowledge of NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra).
  • Knowledge of Release management in DevOps mode and big data concepts is desirable.
  • Fluent in French and English.
  • Fluency in Luxembourgish and German is an advantage.

If you believe you are the right candidate for this role as a SQL Database Administrator, then please do not hesitate to apply with a copy of your most recent CV.

Published in Jobs
Thursday, 02 May 2019 10:07

Full-Stack Developer/PHP/Wordpress

 Are you a passionate Full-Stack Developer who enjoys to be challenged?

Are you looking to be part of a team where your skills will be maximised and developed to help you reach the next step in your career?

Our client, a well-established and ambitious Digital Marketing and Web Development Agency, based in Buckinghamshire, is looking for an experienced Full Stack Developer to join them on their exciting journey and the next phase of their development.

In you role as a Full-Stack developer, you will be required to take on the following key tasks:

  • Build complex responsive websites from scratch that looks identical to the provided design.
  • Debug code that may have been produced by other developers.
  • Write bespoke code from scratch as well as working within established frameworks such as WordPress, jQuery and Bootstrap.
  • Meet and communicate clearly and professionally with customers. Sometimes translating technical subjects so that non-technical people can understand.
  • Manage time and projects to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Identify possible issues within the development of a project and raise these problems with your manager.
  • Write detailed and accurate scoping documents that clearly explain what we will be doing in that project.
  • Provide accurate time estimates for potential work.

 

The successful Developer will have the following demonstrable skills/experience:

  • Expert knowledge of PHP, HTML and CSS.
  • Expert knowledge and highly experienced in WordPress CMS development.
  • Good knowledge of JavaScript, jQuery and Bootstrap.
  • Understanding of FTP, DNS, Name Servers, Domains and Email.
  • Able to develop fully mobile responsive websites.

Other desirable/beneficial skills include:

  • Good knowledge of SASS and SQL Server.
  • Understanding of CLI.
  • Understanding of how to use Adobe Photoshop CC and Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity of React JS and Gutenberg.
  • Understanding of popular WordPress plugins such as Gravity Forms, Advanced Custom Fields, WP Rocket, Imagify, Divi Builder, Elementor and WP Bakery.

Apply ASAP! This is an opportunity for the right developer to become an integral part of a successful, growing agency where promotion/career progression is a real prospect.

Published in Jobs
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 14:56

C# Developer

Are you a looking for an excellent career opportunity? Our client, based in Southampton, specialising in delivering IT Technology solutions, is recruiting for a C# Developer to join their team. The selected C# Developer is required to have experience with TDD and unit testing to be considered for this role as a C# Developer. This is a permanent position and the salary is up to £45,000 depending on experience.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, structure, and automatization
  • Participate in team meetings and discussions
  • Maintain accurate documentation

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • It is essential that you have strong analytic skills, and a logical approach to problem solving.
  • You have extensive C# capabilities with experience using the .NET Framework
  • Working knowledge of design patterns and Object Orientated Design is essential.
  • You must have good knowledge of relational database technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server
  • Use of source control technologies, such as GIT
  • You hold an interest in programming best practices
  • Experience with TDD and unit testing

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience developing RESTful WebAPIs.
  • Experience with CI tools such as TeamCity
  • Experience with HTML5 and Javascript Frameworks
  • You have commercial experience working with high-transactional SQL environments
  • You understand the Agile software development lifecycle
  • You have working knowledge of Scrum
  • Full development life cycle experience
  • You have experience in large, complex system implementation projects
  • Knowledge of performing test driven development is desirable

 

Please, get in touch for further details on this exciting career opportunity as a C# Developer!

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