Platform Specialist

Full time
£30,650 - £59,050
Locationnorwich Calendar14/05/2018   Full time £30,650 - £59,050

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. Our flexibility allows you the opportunity to integrate your professional and personal life.

Background:

You’ll be joining Aviva at a really exciting time and will be part of our IT team that sits at the forefront of delivering our Digital Strategy.

Working within Global Platforms to provide IT maintenance, support, and software delivery mechanisms to ensure Aviva has reliable and trusted services and can move forward with its Digital aspirations. The Platform area manages the controlled, reliable and predictable delivery of change within a complex and shifting environment across multiple platforms and teams.

 

Group Protection, Pensions & Investment Platforms:

 

Within this team our Annuity system manages the smooth payment of over £2bn annually to people who rely on Aviva for an income in retirement; and our Unisure system takes over £3.3bn in annual premiums and enables us to manage over £41bn of assets.

 

We are seeking a gifted SQL Server DBA to work on the administration and development of our SQL Server database environment. You should have a skill set that encompasses:

  • SQL Server 2012 - 2016
  • backup
  • recovery
  • performance tuning
  • T-SQL and stored procedures
  • replication
  • clustering
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

….and if you don’t have experience of some of the above, you will have the urge to learn.

 

Key aspects of the role:

 

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be comfortable working with our customers to understand how they use our data, and help find ways to remove bureaucracy and friction.

 

You’ll be self-motivated and keen to develop your career and do great work! And also be a strong team-player who is able and willing to roll-up their sleeves to support and nurture others when required.

 

You will provide technical leadership to the team regarding the SQL Server Database that is core to our Unisure platform. 

 

You will ensure that the database, around 12Tb in size, can cope with ever increasing load, and that the database meets or surpasses industry best practice and remains compliant with Aviva policies, legislation and regulation.

 

Additional Information:

 

Salary: £30,650 - £59,050 – dependent on skills & experience.

 

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

 

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Luke Goffin in the Resourcing team.