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Database Engineer
Welwyn Garden City

Why are we recruiting?

At PayPoint we are investing into our future when it comes to our IT infrastructure. The Database Reliability Engineering team are responsible for all our databases of the PayPoint network and other related services. They ensure that data is protected, that the performance is at its best, while always looking at ways to makes things work better and faster. We now have an opportunity for a Database Reliability Engineer to join the team and help the provide a strong and secure Database environment.

Who are we?

We have been around since 1996.  You will be able to find us in most convenience stores so take a look next time you go to your corner shop.  We have different payment services ranging from bill payments to card services and ATM’s.  PayPoint manages £15 billion worth of transactions every year, for over 6,000 clients. We also run a leading omni- channel payments service that allows businesses to offer their customers ways to pay anywhere, anytime. That’s not all we do, we run a parcel service through collect + which means when you shop online, you can have your parcel’s sent to your local convenience store.

What will you be doing?

You will be joining a busy team that currently assist with incident fixes across our network but also approach project’s which are geared to make our environment more reliable and efficient. You will have the opportunity to work on new installation’s, while maintaining the Microsoft SQL Server, adding improvements when possible. We are automating many of our processes, giving you a chance to share your automation skills and apply them to our fresh way of working. You will have a keen eye for detail, looking at risks to the environment and how we can minimise these for less disruption to our network. You will work with multiple teams across PayPoint such as our Business Intelligence, Application Support and Development, supporting and cross training where possible.

What would we like from you?

Strong knowledge of Database Administration in either a Project or Operations environment
Expert knowledge in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 + with the ability for -
Performance Tuning & Query plans, HA & DR Solutions and Portioning.
Solid understanding of Microsoft Azure Technologies
Experience with T-SQL, SQL Server Upgrades and cloud migrations
Good knowledge around Scripting and automation tools like Powershell, Terraform
Any knowledge around SSIS, SSRS, Power BI

It would be great if you already have…

PCI – DSS Compliance knowledge
NoSQL - Mongo
An understanding around Solarwinds, Zabbix, Grafana, Prometheus and Service Now

If you don’t have any experience of the four points above we would still like to hear from you

What can we do for you?

You can expect a rewarding experience working with us in our head office in Welwyn Garden City as well as loads of homeworking.  Working in our IT Service and Operations teams will allow you to create a development plan for your journey at PayPoint where we will support you with your development.

You will benefit from a range of company benefits such as:
  • 25 days holiday for full-time employees
  • Pension
  • On site gym
  • Free parking
  • Small onsite cafe
  • Yoga classes and other health and wellbeing sessions
  • Social & charity events
  • Volunteering days

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