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Azure Data Platform Engineer (DBA) – (Part-Time / Job-Share / Full-Time)


  - Azure Data Platform Engineer (DBA) – (Part-Time / Job-Share / Full-Time) (200003RG) Azure Data Platform Engineer (DBA) – (Part-Time / Job-Share / Full-Time) - 200003RG    Azure Data Platform Engineer (DBA) – (Part-Time / Job-Share / Full-Time)Location: FarehamThe opportunity: 

Our CEO Tulsi Naidu has been quoted saying ‘data is the new oil’. At Zurich we have a Texas-sized data oil well - in fact, we’ve got more than 13 billion rows of policy data and over 11 million claims records at our fingertips just waiting to be mined.

As a result, the DAA Operations team was formed 12 months ago and is currently transitioning to become the DAA Data Platforms team. We are working in conjunction with our internal Development and Architecture teams plus our Zurich EDAA Azure specialists in Barcelona to migrate our entire award-winning “Strategic Data Asset (SDA) Solution” on-premises estate into the Microsoft Cloud. Our operational portfolio spans SQL Server 2012 through to Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Database Managed Instances, Databricks, Qlik, Attunity Compose and very soon, Attunity Replicate and Snowflake.

We are seeking an experienced Azure Data Platform Engineer \ DBA as our responsibilities continue to grow. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding, dynamic team as we build out our Azure data platform and professionalise our operational capabilities.

The successful candidate will be expected to have some Azure / PaaS knowledge, but also very important to us is the experience and approach to work we require of our new team member.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Main Accountabilities:
  • Reviewing and administering existing on-premises database & application servers
  • Monitoring and maintaining system health and security
  • Review and testing of backup & DR recovery processes
  • Managing accounts and security roles
  • Assist DAA Data Platform Manager with implementing database admin procedures and monitoring automation
  • Curating the operational runbooks for our ETL data ingestion engine
Your skills and experience:
  • Solid understanding of database management systems
  • Extensive experience in database server configuration and performance tuning
  • Practical experience / up to date training with Azure PaaS SQL database
  • Strong T-SQL skills using SQL Server 2012 and upwards
  • Experienced in administering large SSIS / ETL application solutions
  • Solid experience using Visual Studio 2015 / SSDT (and above) for database/admin version control
  • Proficient in using SQL Server Agent and Integration Services Catalog (SSISDB)
  • Experience working in a dynamic operational environment
  • Experience analysing SSIS package failures and identifying causes and potential fixes
Desirable attributes include:
  • Understanding of Azure DB administration and the Azure data platform
  • Experience with Azure DevOps (within a data warehousing environment would be perfect)
  • Predisposition for documentation
  • Calm under pressure
  • Experience with Azure Data Studio and /or Powershell
  • Experience with GIT source control or equivalent
  • Experience with CI/CD processes
The reward:

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –

  • 12% pension
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Contribution to medical cover
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gadget insurance 

At Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, race, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/parental and mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

  Primary Location : United Kingdom-England-Fareham  Schedule : Full-time  Travel : No  Job Posting : 06/19/20  Unposting Date : Ongoing  FlexWork  

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Fareham, England, PO16, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  14849283
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  30/06/2020, 13:40
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