Platform Engineer – Databases

  • Glasgow G1, UK
  • £39,464 - £44,939 a year GBP / Year

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is seeking a Platform Engineer (Databases) to join their Service Delivery team. The role will focus on ensuring the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the organization’s database systems. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in Ingres and SQL Server Database Administration, knowledge of Unix/Linux/Windows operating systems, and experience with database scheduled task automation and scripting. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including hybrid working options. Applicants should have a minimum of SCQF Level 8 education or relevant experience. SQA welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Job Description:Directorate
Business Systems
Business Area
Service Delivery
Glasgow or Dalkeith
Salary range
£39,464 – £44,939
Type of Contract
Permanent Contract
Part Time/Full Time
Full Time/’Happy to talk flexible working’
Varied place & hours
Actual Hours
Closing Date
Ref No
Job Description
The Scottish Qualifications Authority is Scotland’s national awarding and accreditation body. We are trusted to oversee thousands of qualifications that are available in schools, colleges and workplaces, not just in this country, but around the world.
We are looking for a Platform Engineer (Databases) to work within the Service Delivery team. This role attracts a market supplement of £2500.
The role will specifically focus on ensuring the stability, integrity and efficient operation of our Database systems.
You will have a collaborative approach on working with stakeholders and the ability to work on multiple projects at any one time. This is a highly technical role and you must be able to demonstrate experience in the following:
Extensive Ingres and SQL Server Database Administration Experience
Strong command of SQL / T-SQL language
Knowledge of Unix/Linux/Windows operating systems
Knowledge of Azure SQL and/or Azure Cosmos DB would be desirable.
Broad knowledge of IT Infrastructure and Virtualisation (VMWare)
Database scheduled task automation / scripting in Bash, Powershell or Python
Knowledge of enterprise level IT security concepts and procedures
Excellent technical documentation, coaching and knowledge transfer skills
The creation, maintenance and adoption of relevant IT policies, processes and control frameworks
The use of proactive monitoring tools, diagnostic and root cause analysis techniques
Applicants, as a minimum, should be educated to SCQF Level 8 (HND or SVQ4) and/or be able to demonstrate direct relevant experience for this role.
SQA offer a fantastic benefits package in return for your talent whilst also offering hybrid working as default. These include but are not limited to a career average pension scheme; staff well-being and health assistance programmes; development opportunities and 27 days annual leave in addition to 14 days public holiday. Find out more here: SQA Benefits
If you think you’ve got the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in this exciting opportunity please apply below.
SQA welcomes applications from every section of the community.
Tha Plana Gàidhlig aig SQA agus tha sinn dealasach le na h-amasan sa Phlana Cànain Nàiseanta Ghàidhlig ( SQA has a Gaelic Language Plan, and we are committed to the aims of the National Gaelic Language Plan
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themself to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.Location: Glasgow

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