SQL Server Database Administrator (Data Platform)

Coeo Ltd

sql azure Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham | Full-Time

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As a Data Platform Specialist/Database Administrator at Coeo you will be part of a high performing team who are committed to nurturing our customers’ data solutions and proactively resolving issues to ensure they perform at their peak. We use the latest technologies, and regularly encounter issues that stretch us to innovate by developing custom solutions to solve problems.

Our customers range from small and medium size businesses to household names you’ll recognise.

You’ll support a variety of customer solutions built on:

• Microsoft Data Platform

• Microsoft Azure

• Power BI / Machine Learning

• Windows / Linux

Day to day you’ll be:

• Troubleshooting technical issues and finding the root cause

• Designing, proposing and implementing solutions

• Undertaking performance analysis and tuning

• Proactively assessing our customers’ environments to identify opportunities for improvement

You’ll be able to demonstrate:

Customer service: Having a passion for customer service is as important to us as our technical ability. We’re not just fixing a technical issue; we’re inspiring confidence and removing the threat of system failure.

Communication: It’s a real skill being able to communicate technical issues and solutions. You’ll love painting a picture through your exquisite of use of English using just the right words, spelling and punctuation.

Problem solving: You’ll work in a fast-paced environment with an wealth of diverse issues to investigate and resolve. You’re happiest when unravelling problems to find their root cause and putting them right.

Self-Management: We’re not micro-managers, but we enjoy a bit of juggling! You’ll love working to tight schedules and have the mental agility to balance several jobs at the same time and still manage to smile.

Lifelong learning: Continual learning is a way of life here. You’ll be expected to keep abreast of the latest technology and achieve Microsoft certifications throughout your career.

Technical awareness: We don’t expect you to be an expert on day one, but it will help if you have a technical background in computer science or information technology.

Career Development

We’re the number one company in Europe, supporting the complete IT lifecycle from requirements analysis through to solution design and delivery, and providing Dedicated Support.

Many of our Data Platform Specialist become Data Platform Principal Engineers, and you’ll also have opportunities to develop within the organisation to become a Consultant for Data Platform, Analytics and Cloud, or to use your technical knowledge to enhance our expert Sales and Marketing team. We know you’ll learn on the job, but we’ll also give you ‘me time’ each week to step back and concentrate on personal and professional development.

Our culture and values 

We’re subject matter experts, which means we’re big enough to support high profile organisations yet small enough to know everyone individually and support their development.

We live by our values; they’re who we are. Each one of us has a Desire to Help, a Thirst for Knowledge, we Say it How it Is and, most importantly, we’re Coeo United, and love spending time together.

The Extras

We know that it takes more than money to keep someone happy at work, so we’ll continually excite you with groovy things to do like joining the annual ski trip, playing a round or two of golf, entering the Three Peaks Challenge, walking in the Brecon Beacons, and going sailing and kayaking. There are also some less strenuous activities like our annual ‘Bake Off’ for charity, attending SQL events, movie nights, eating out, the family barbeque and the Christmas party, to name a few.

Recognition is important to us and rewards are individual and based on contribution.

To keep you fuelled throughout the day you can help yourself to a free breakfast and healthy snacks as well as fresh bean coffee and hot chocolate to die for.

There’s the usual perks you’d expect from a world class organisation like pension, health care, income protection, life insurance, buying and selling annual leave, training, and great family friendly benefits.

You’ll be set up with a laptop, multiple screens and a fully expensed iPhone for business and personal use.

Read our blogs at blog.coeo.com; hear what our employees say about us at glassdoor.co.uk; follow us on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/coeo-ltd/; and see what we’re up to on Facebook at facebook.com/coeoltd.

The small print

Your starting salary will be £26,500 per year. If you’re required to join the on-call rota in the future, we’ll pay you an extra £8,000 per year. There’s a six-month probation during which you’ll receive in-depth training.

You must have a UK passport or be able to live and work in the UK without employer sponsorship.

How to apply

Please apply through our website at coeo.com with your CV and a covering letter telling us ‘your story’.

If you’d like to attend an Open Day at Coeo in February 2019 drop an email to our HR Manager at [email protected] and we’ll send you an invitation.


Salary range £26,500 — 26,500

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