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SQL Engineer

The Access Group

The Access Group

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

SQL Engineer

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of ‘Love Work, Love Life, Be You’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day and help us continue to grow.

We are the number one UK headquartered software provider in the UK and are forecasted to grow to a global population of over 12,000 employees by 2026.

What are we all about?

At Access, we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from the Hospitality sector, to Manufacturing industry, to Not for Profit’s to Construction, and many more.

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business, currently helping over 60,000 customers to have the freedom to do more.

About you:

You are a self-motivated, technically minded individual, with a passion for data and databases with a strong sense of pride in the work you do. You are a team player who thrives on close collaboration with your colleagues and takes shared ownership of project delivery along with the team. You are focused on delivering high-quality solutions to given timelines and are comfortable working in an agile scrum environment. You are constantly seeking to improve your skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic company. You will be expected to contribute ideas and opinions to planning and refinement sessions.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Work on and take ownership for large data deletion and data migration projects.
  • Manage data support requests escalated to our third line team, creating or re-using SQL code to provide data extracts and data updates to resolve issues raised by various other teams within the business.
  • Maintain, support and develop existing and new data specific tools for larger projects.
  • Write clean, self-documenting code that is well structured, well-named and easy to read​. Ensuring development standards are established, known, and followed within an agile team.
  • Actively contribute to requirement discussions and analysis, whilst taking responsibility for understanding the scope, risk, and complexity of changes​, and where appropriate, provide feedback to the requirements and acceptance criteria​.
  • Identify, compartmentalise, and execute refactoring where commercially/technically necessary​, with a focus on maintainability​.
  • Support the team's sprint deliverables, through proactive contribution to planning, ownership of tasks, identification of dependencies and effective management​ of risks and product security.
  • Actively promote a quality-focused approach within the team, showing ownership for quality activities and collaboration with the QA team. Prepared to test own work and that of others to ensure quality standards are met.​
  • Helps to ensure value is achieved through development by understanding customer requirements, identifying dependencies and risk, clearly communicating, and escalating where appropriate.
  • Actively working with the team to take ownership in the complete life cycle of product development, from refinement to release.

Your skills and experiences might also include:

  • Strong proficiency in SQL and writing quality SQL scripts
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Skilled at optimizing large and more complicated SQL statements
  • Experience in database administration and maintenance
  • Experience using: CI/CD, Microsoft Azure and Azure Dev Ops
  • Desirable: Proficiency in Python and Experience with Azure Data Factory
  • A passion for software and technology
  • Quick learning capability, easily picking up new technical concepts
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Open and collaborative style
  • Problem solver
  • Creative and innovative
  • Can commit to delivering and maintaining high standards
  • Manage time efficiently and effectively
  • Pragmatic, competitive and driven to continuous learning/improvement
  • Development and deployment of Enterprise SaaS solutions.

What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously and we will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

On top of a competitive salary, our standard 25 days holiday (which goes up the longer you’re with us), and a matched pension scheme you’ll also be able to choose from a range of benefits to suit you. We pride ourselves on being an organisation that gives back so you’ll also have a charity day you can take to support something that matters to you.

At Access we’re all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life. Why? Because we believe people can only be their best when they can be themselves. So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t match perfectly, we’d still love to hear from you. You might just be whom we are looking for.

We love the fact that we’re all different. We believe by having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us to better support our customers, and when you think about it, it’s just more fun!

What’s holding you back? Come and be part of our Amazing Access Family!

Love Work. Love Life. Be You.