Database Architect - UNIX/Oracle - Commercial Insurance


Job Title Database Architect - UNIX/Oracle - Commercial Insurance
Contract Type Permanent
Location Surrey, England
Salary £65000.00 - £75000 per annum + with excellent bonus & benefits
Job Published 8 days ago
REF BBBH7843_1531388345
Contact Name James Neale
Contact Email jneale@venquis.com

Job Description

Database Architect (Oracle, UNIX) - Comemrcial Insurance


£65-75,000 with excellent bonus & benefits

Urgent requirement for a skilled Data Architect, to work with the World's largest employer of Actuaries, based regionally. Applicants will require demonstrable experience of architecture, using Oracle and Unix and will likely be based close to the Surrey area.

As a Database Architect you will play a key role in supporting client facing products. These products include high concurrency highly transactional systems as well as big data systems with complex reporting and business intelligence requirements. The Database Architect will evaluate and improve existing database structures and play a crucial role in creating evolutionary database models for current and future products.

The Role

The Database Architect will be required to analyze an array of product offerings and business requirements within the organization. You will work with the product development teams (e.g. engineering, product managers and analysts) to evaluate and identify solutions that meet the needs of the business, utilizing industry standard best practices and creative design techniques to overcome complex business and technical challenges (e.g. maximum performance with complex data sets). Some additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Senior Database Architect to define database architectures and communicate those designs to business and engineering partners
  • Analyze existing data design and suggest improvements that promote performance, stability and interoperability.
  • Work with product management and business subject matter experts to translate business requirements into good database design.
  • Provide database architecture leadership and mentor projects
  • Maintain the governance model on the database architecture through training, design reviews, code reviews, and progress reviews.
  • Participate in the development of Database Architecture and Roadmaps in support of business strategies
  • Establish and maintain database architecture standards and best practices
  • Participle in the evaluation of emerging technology and tools

Experience Required includes:

  • Strong experience in databases, tools and methodologies
  • UNIX
  • Oracle
  • Data Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, Database Design
  • Experience with database performance evaluation and remediation
  • Develops strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery and implementation
  • Be able to design and develop Databases, Data Warehouses and Multidimensional Databases
  • SQL development experience (PL/SQL, Views, Stored Procedures, Indexes….)
  • Experience with browser based web applications delivered over the Internet that support high user concurrency
  • Experience working with large relational databases
  • Ability to develop database strategies for flexible high performance reporting and business intelligence
  • Experience using data modeling tools & methodology
  • Experience working within an Agile Scrum Software Development Life Cycle, across varying levels of Agile maturity
  • Experience working with geographically distributed scrum teams
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills, including the ability to research, design, and write new documentation, as well as to maintain and improve existing material
  • Some functional knowledge in one or more of the following areas is advantageous: Pension, Payroll & Accounting Administrations systems

Database Architect (Oracle, UNIX) - Comemrcial Insurance


£65-75,000 with excellent bonus & benefits

Ref: BBBH7843_1531388345 | Published: 12th Jul 2018



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