Team: Data Platform Management

Salary: Excellent

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours Per Week: 40 Hours and Jet2Holidays are always looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable people to join our award-winning team of colleagues. We are looking to hire a SQL Database Administrator (DBA) to join our growing Data Platform team (DBAs, MVPs and Database Reliability Engineers).

Our Data Platform team are currently based in Leeds city centre, we currently offer a hybrid working policy of three days working at home and two days in the office.

The team consists of 8 DBA’s/Engineers supporting an estate of around 500 SQL Servers and 30 Oracle servers. We are looking for individuals who are keen to explore a variety of data platforms, drive innovation and develop their own skillset.

What do we need you to do?
  • Provide core support to various functions within the team which include: incident support, release support, projects, automation and route to live (platform operations).
  • Build, configure and support SQL Server operations across the business.
  • Review Pull Requests/release scripts from development teams. Investigate existing queries running on live databases and assist development teams in making queries more performant where possible
  • Understand at least one method for High-Availability/Disaster Recovery, such as backups, mirroring, AlwaysOn, Failover Cluster Instance or Log Shipping.
  • Work closely with IT support and Release Management teams.
  • Provide support to the wider business in relation to Database queries and features.

What do we need you to be?
  • Keen to explore a variety of data platforms.
  • Driven to innovate and improve.
  • Willing to take advantage of excellent training opportunities via external conferences such as SQL Bits, as well as ongoing in house and offsite training.
  • Good communicator.
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic and keen to learn new technologies/techniques
  • Ability to get involved and provide support in resolving live/urgent issues impacting the business

Desirable skills / knowledge:
  • Any experience of Powershell automation, Oracle Cloud technologies or NoSQL would be desirable, but not essential.

What Can We Offer You?
We have been recognised as one of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in the UK on Glassdoor and offer our valued colleagues a range of benefits including: -
  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 34 days holidays including Bank Holidays per annum (pro rata dependent upon contracted hours)
  • 3 x salary life assurance
  • Generous Discretionary Profit Share Scheme
  • Colleague discounts on Jet2holidays and holidays and flights
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Buy and Sell of Annual Leave
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders and free Employee Assistance Programme, including professional counselling
  • Annual pay review
  • Many retail discounts on – travel and leisure, health, and wellbeing, eating out, shopping and lifestyle
  • Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30 (discretionary 15:00 Friday finish)
Although this role is office based, we are currently operating a hybrid-working system, due to Covid-19, where office-based employees are required to work from home Monday, Thursday and Friday, and work in the office Tuesday and Wednesday. This may vary team to team, and at times depending on business needs, and may be amended at any time.

This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting forward-thinking business. We operate scheduled leisure flights to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and to European Leisure Cities from our 10 UK bases.

Help us to send our all-important customers on holiday with and Jet2holidays!!

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