DBA Developer (DBA DEV)


Company MoneySuperMarket

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Why Join the Data Team?


At Moneysupermarket Group our brands are used by most UK adults and we know over half of them.  Customer understanding through big data and analytics is at the heart of everything we do at the Moneysupermarket Group.

Our group data engineering teams, based out of Chester and London, are looking for individuals at all levels from recent graduates to experienced developers.  Along with our development partners we are investing in a two year programme to utilise open source and best of breed technologies such as Talend for ETL, MongoDB and Vertica for Data Warehousing along with R and Tableau for data mining to develop the UK’s biggest and most comprehensive data asset.

Working within the technology function, successful candidates will be responsible for facing off to different areas of the organisation to collaboratively deliver new data solutions and enhancing existing ones on our state of the art digital platform.


Why Our Role?


This role offers the opportunity to work in the Technology environment, significantly contributing to the efficient and effective delivery of new projects and changes for the business. The role involves interaction with many teams across the company.

  • Working as part of multi-disciplined squads across the data tribe using agile methodologies to support the delivery of data-driven technology projects across the MoneySuperMarket Group
  • The candidates will be a core technical member of the team and will be expected to add significant value.
  • The role will involve liaison with all sections of the business and technology community. 
  • As an Agile organisation you will be active in daily stand-ups. You will build and maintain close working relationships with your colleagues and other stakeholders to maximise the success of the team. 
  • You will be given opportunities to expand your knowledge and skill in other areas, as well as increase capability within the team.
  • Solutions built must be robust, secure and meet high performance standards. You need to demonstrate that knowledge in the review of other colleagues work as well as your own.
  • An exciting opportunity to focus on the fusion of data & technology to generate significant business value.

What will you be doing?


  • Develop data solutions and best practice using Linux based database technologies such as Vertica & MySQL.
  • A core aspect of this role will be the ability to support multiple systems across the data technologies in the new estate but also our legacy applications which are still critical through the transition.
  • Ensure the delivery of secure and efficient data products to project timescales.
  • Ensure that decisions are well thought out and future proof – in the primary areas of technology, functional solutions and architecture.
  • Take ownership of incidents and problems and work them through to a successful conclusion. 
  • Expected to provide accurate estimates for stories within the work stream.
  • Peer review the designs and code of fellow team members as well as seek peer approval for their own work.
  • Work with ETL Developers / Designers to develop solutions and best practice using ETL technologies such as Talend.
  •  Sourcing Data for the various Product builds.

What do you need to excel in this role?­­



  • Significant database design and build experience with very large databases (VLDB) ideally on a distributed ParAccel platform.
  • Exposure to Java
  • Strong shell scripting experience
  • Understanding of best practice of ETL / ELT design to achieve best performance
  • Experience of troubleshooting & performance tuning techniques to cope with the challenges presented by large data volumes on a multi user analytics system
  • Excellent knowledge of industry best practices, methodologies, techniques, tools, resources and data legislation
  • Demonstrable understanding in database design, modelling and best practice.
  • Very strong SQL skills and experience.
  • Experience with database technologies, Vertica would be a distinct advantage, SQL Server is a must and ideally MySQL and MongoDB in addition
  • Strong experience and knowledge of security principals with the ability to design and implement performant solutions with that best practice as a foundation.
  • Experience of Linux based applications
  • Excellent organisation, planning and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work with others to maximise effectiveness and ensure a quality product
  • An understanding of Cloud Computing, in particular database and ETL integration into the Cloud.

Nice to have:

  • A Degree (or equivalent qualification) in any subject
  • Experience of working in a Web development environment.
  • Experience working in a mixed development team including an offshore partner
  • Experience working in Linux environments
  • Experience in a variety of commercial and IT environments
  • Delivery of Analytics and CRM projects
  • Demonstrable experience of problem solving
  • Confidence to challenge assumptions and push back against unreasonable demands where necessary.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong awareness of technology considerations.
  • Be adaptable to change, especially being able to adapt to new events and recover from wrong decisions
  • Be objective in accepting work and communicating deadlines
  • Be focused on the delivery of value, as part of the team, that meets (or exceeds) the customer’s expectations.

Contact information

Annaliese Spindlow

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