Are you an experienced DBA (PostgreSQL) who is passionate about working for a company that makes a difference to their customer’s lives? Are you an IT professional with hands-on technical skills, maybe not just in PostgresSQL but other development tools that will add to the skills of what is already a close knit and energetic technically focussed team? This is a great opportunity for a candidate who can demonstrate not just technical expertise but the passion and drive to work for a great company that has energy, drive and vision. The role is based is the beautiful English Lake District, however once proven in the role there will be plenty of opportunity to work remotely as part of the team. Essential skills PostgreSQL and other relational databases. Data modelling and database design. Database schema creation and management. Writing, optimising and reviewing queries. Database backup, recovery, failover and testing. Setup and management of clustering and replication. Forensic investigation into database anomalies. Migration between database environments. Data security and encryption methodologies. Report writing and working with data scientists. Understanding of underlying computing and storage. Desirable skills PostgreSQL training and certifications. Linux training and certifications. Knowledge of BI products e.g. Tableau. System administration experience. Broader software development experience. Experience of microservices architectures. To be successful in this role you must be passionate about using technology to continually enhance the company’s core product set. You must be a team player and know how to influence your colleagues to get the right results. The team you will be joining has successfully used technology to enhance their product offering and expect all team members to be creative and influence not just the technology best practice but how the team work together to achieve the best results. If you are great at what you do and know how to work in a team that values creative input, then this may be the opportunity that will take you to the next level.
Network Security Engineer - Cumbria An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the IT Department of a UK based global company. They are the manufacturers of Guardian©, the world's most sophisticated banknote substrate. Located on the edge of the Lake District National Park and our employees can enjoy the many opportunities this offers; from mountain climbing, hill running and formal walking challenges to days out or weekend camping, and if this isn't your scene, then you will still benefit from the quality-of-life Cumbria offers. What are we looking for? The Network Security Engineer is responsible to ensure a robust and secure IT environment is maintained through appropriate administration and development as part of the Global IT Security Group. Responsibilities of the role include: Maintain the dedicated networks for production & security systems as part of a global team. Perform diagnostics & analysis of firewalls, routers, switches and associated systems to ensure maximum system reliability & security Maintain and manage Splunk and Splunk ES environments Monitor and maintain technical infrastructure & network traffic to optimize security, performance and efficiency Configuration of firewalls, switches and routers as appropriate Monitor and maintain SD-WAN connectivity between sites Manage PKI distribution and issue/revoke certificates Develop regular penetration testing plan Identify potential threats and vulnerabilities and propose/implement mitigating solutions Strong Network Protocol Knowledge Packet Capture and Analysis Ability to feed threat intel and vulnerability information to the larger IT team Management of a PKI solution · Working Experience with one or more of the following or similar: Palo Alto (PANOS/Panorama) Cisco (IOS/SourceFire/ISE/WLC/PI) Tripwire/Wazuh/OSSEC Qualys/Nessus Splunk/Splunk Enterprise Security As the successful candidate for this role, you should have strong critical information seeking and analytical skills. You will be appropriately qualified with a minimum of 5 years commercial experience. This is not a starter role, you need to be able to demonstrate how you have delivered the majority of the requirements above. What are we offering in return? My client is on a mission to become a Great Place to Work and become employer of choice in the process. They have values which are central to all they do; Grow, Accountability, Collaboration and Integrity and are a very people oriented organisation. The salary for this role will be up to the band median of £47,392, plus on call allowance, depending on relevant experience. In addition to this we offer performance related pay and annual performance bonus so the ability to directly affect your reward is entirely in your hands. Additionally, you will be given 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), the ability to work from home and enjoy flexible working hours. There is a great salary sacrifice pension where the company will match up to 9% of your contribution; income protection and a death in service benefit of four times your salary. A Health Care Cash Plan by Healthshield is provided to cover yourself and all dependent children up to the age of 21 (24 if in full time education). This can be upgraded as desired. and even more benefits.... Big discounts in terms of instant vouchers, re-loadable cards and cash-back at hundreds of high street and online retailers Additional holiday purchase of up to 5 days Wellbeing portal which covers health, fitness and many tasty recipes Cycle to Work Scheme Discounted Gym membership at the gym across the road; handy for those lunchtime sessions Local discounts negotiated by request. Onsite parking If you have the right skills and experience for this role and would like to work for an employer who values their staff, then please apply. These roles do not come around very often. Work remotely:
Systems Developer/Analyst - VB & SQL ·Do you have over 5 years’ experience as a Systems Analyst Developer using VB6 & SQL in a manufacturing environment? ·Are you someone who likes to get the analysis right before looking to develop solutions? ·Can you use your soft skills to get the best from colleagues and users? ·Do you understand manufacturing businesses and ERP solutions? If all the above describes you and your skillset, my client has a great opportunity which is being offered as an initial 12-month fixed term contract with the likelihood to become a permanent role for the right candidate. What will you be doing? Working as part of the IT Team, you will be working on new solutions together with supporting and enhancing existing solutions. Providing advice and ongoing systems support to teams and individuals. Produce quality outputs for each phase of the development cycle. Identifying areas for improvement, assisting users in developing improvements and procedures. The delivery of solutions linking complex features of the programming language, database structures and other application interfaces, providing the business with an effective solution. Developing options for review to reach a solution to achieve the best outcome which may mean adapting \ enhancing an earlier approach. Extracts data from databases to support users. Executes investigations in support of business system development and service delivery. Supports other members of the IT Department, including the identification of solutions to business problems. What Skills do you need to have? The VB & SQL – Systems Developer/Analyst should have: Information systems and commercial experience in support of projects through all development stages from evaluation to implementation. Competent in Visual Basic 6 & SQL. Knowledge of the structure and use of Microsoft development tools. Understanding of database structures, accessing, interfacing, and reporting data. Ability to link applications. System design: Business analysis. Designing solutions. Specifying solutions. Testing. Training. Support and maintenance. Your Experience 5 + years of relevant experience in VB6 plus SQL development. Experience in Manufacturing ERP desirable. Manufacturing environment experience desirable. What is in it for you? Working with an industry leader in their field, this is an opportunity to get involved with a great systems modernisation programme that will take the company to the next level. The role is a fixed term contract so on top of the salary you will receive all the benefits that are available to full time employees, i.e., pension, holidays etc. There may be an opportunity for the right candidate to become a permanent member of the team after the fixed term contract.