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Lead DBA / Cloud Engineer

Location:
Stroud
Salary Details:
Depending on Experience
01 Sep 2022
About The Role

Ecotricity, the UK’s first true green energy provider, has a strong internal team supporting and developing solutions across multiple mission critical platforms including Databricks on AWS, SQL, Power BI and other cloud centric data solutions. In this technical hands-on role, as a Lead DBA/ Cloud Engineer you will be contributing to delivery of central data platform, helping Ecotricity become more efficient by leveraging our data.

The Ecotricity Technology department is a small friendly team with a strong focus on getting results, with everyone committed to delivering both individually and as part of the group/project.

We’re proud to be an ethical company, and this naturally attracts ethical people, making for a good safe working environment and a team that works and wins together. We also have a competitive benefits package and chose to invest in our people whenever we can.

 

Responsibilities

  • Managing, monitoring and maintaining on-premise SQL servers
  • Review existing infrastructure landscape and develop future strategy and vision
  • Consolidate and migrate existing on-prem serves to cloud
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders outside the department
  • Be responsible for data quality and ensuring problems are resolved swiftly
  • Identify and seek out technical debt, aiming to reduce this at each opportunity
  • Contribute to organisational awareness of technical best practice
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring that faults are resolved swiftly, and background processes are robust and actively monitored
  • Seek day to day opportunities to upskill and cross train with your peers
About You

You will have previous demonstrable experience in a SQL DBA role. You will have expert knowledge of MS SQL Server management (both on-prem and cloud) and comfortable developing T-SQL. Your past projects include migrating on-prem servers to cloud and you would like to develop yourself to support cloud infrastructure.  You will have great understanding of SQL internals, schemas, permissions, indexing and partitioning. You will have experience in performance tuning and optimisation techniques using native and 3rd party tools. Knowledge of the Energy industry would be useful, but not necessary.

We will actively support you, but as a potentially remote role you should be self motivated, delivery driven, and not need to be led. You should strive for best practice and technical excellence and be a person that actively looks for continual improvement opportunities.

Knowledge and skills   

  • Highly experienced as DBA
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • T-SQL
  • BitBucket / GitHub
  • Azure Devops
  • PowerShell

     

    Advantageous

  • AWS
  • Databricks
  • Atlassian toolset in Jira, Confluence 
About Us

What's in it for you...

  • Healthcare plan, life assurance and generous pension contribution
  • Volunteering day
  • Hybrid working
  • Various company discounts (including shops, days out and events)
  • Holiday of 25 days (plus bank holidays) & ability to buy/sell days 
  • Cycle to work scheme, car pooling and onsite parking available 
As a valued member of the team you will be supporting the Group Environmental policy and its associated targets to make the Green Britain Group net carbon neutral by 2025

 

Flexibility statement 

The fast moving nature of the company's business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform duties or tasks outside of your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to use it's people in the best possible way at all times and helps the employees to make make their contribution in a changing environment.  

Ecotricity is Britain's greenest energy company. When we started back in 1995, we were the first company in the world to provide a new kind of electricity- the green kind. 

Our mission was, and remains, to change the way energy is made and used in Britain- by replacing fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy. 

We don't just supply green energy, we use the money from our customers' bills to make it ourselves too- we build windmills and sun parks in Britain. We call this 'bills in to mills'. In 2021, we started work on building two new solar parks, and now, in 2022, we're bringing geothermal energy to our customers' fuel mix, a first in the UK. We're also developing green gas mills which will generate 100% green gas from a source that we will never run out of- grass. 

We don't just focus on energy though- we built Electric Highways, Britain's leading network of electric vehicle charging points, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and, in partnership with RSPB, we launched Britain's greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk + RSPB. 

 

Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all.