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Database and System Engineer

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th June 2022
Closes: 3rd July 2022
Job Ref: SERV01489

The Post

Your key responsibility as a Database and System Engineer will be the performance, integrity and security of all the University’s databases is to ensure that data is available, protected from loss and corruption, and easily accessible as needed.

The role is responsible for supporting, maintaining, updating and designing the data and integration infrastructure. The position is responsible for ensuring that all data can be secured and restored,  based on the operational requirements and documentation, manage and maintain the services, and ensure all integrations conform to the architectural standards established; maintain the ETL routines and infrastructure.

The role holder will work closely with the product development team to design new and alter existing databases, ETL and iPaaS services to meet project requirements.

With the shift to managed cloud services, the role will take on a consultative aspect, assisting application developers to choose the correct database service for a specific workload. This requires both a deep technical understanding of how to implement, manage and integrate data in pure cloud, multi-cloud and hybrid IT environments but it is also necessary to demonstrate, communicate and implement.

The role of the Database and Systems Engineer is uniquely positioned to bridge data management and business, successfully developing data-driven enterprises.

As part of the team the postholder will provide a customer focussed second-line support team, underpinned by ITIL and Customer Service Excellence standards.

Description of Duties

  • Design and implement new database strategies to ensure all databases adhere to the recovery point and recovery time objectives defined;
  • Configure, manage, maintain, administer and govern SQL Server monitoring utilities;
  • Configure, manage, maintain, administer and govern PaaS and ETL services, SQL Servers, and Azure SQL instances to perform at optimal levels and cost effectiveness;
  • Provide experience with database activities like replication, backup and recovery, authentication, writing store procedures and functions, performing database tuning and monitoring;

Essential Criteria

Qualifications

  • Degree in a relevant discipline or substantial relevant experience

Knowledge & Experience

  • Substantial experience with programming languages such PL/SQL coding;
  • Experience with database activities like replication, backup and recovery, authentication, writing store procedures and functions, performing database tuning and monitoring;
  • Easily design and implement a business process into functional and efficient code;

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see Vacancy details | About | University of Stirling

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