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  • Term

    Permanent, full time

  • Location

    Astwick, Stotfold

  • Date posted

  • Closing date

Tech Stack: SQL, .Net, Microsoft Azure, Backend Developer, Data Analyst 

Introduction:

The Professional Fundraiser is an SME employing 80 people, undertaking a range of face-to-face and telemarketing campaigns on behalf of some of the UK’s most recognisable charities, to name The Royal British Legion and the NSPCC among others.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented SQL developer/DBA. You will be joining the business following significant investment in our in-house cloud-based CRM and will be solely responsible for maintaining and further enhancing our data processes, security, and reporting capabilities. 

Key Duties:
  • Maintain, develop and enhance the business critical operational and MI systems used across all functions to improve the efficiency of our internal operations and customer experience 
  • Manage and administer existing database environments, performing analysis and monitoring to improve response and reliability through architectural and data storage advancements
  • Provide SQL engineering for further development and automation of processes
  • Partner with key stakeholders across the organisation to ensure that IT plays an enabling role in helping others achieve their role and objectives
  • Primary responsibility for data analysis and improving business intelligence 
  • Maintain the security of our data, and ensure that all systems and processes are compliant with GDPR and ISO 27001, and ensure a robust SQL backup and restore strategy (full system, user and transactional)
  • Assist with the day-to-day tasks with the IT department, including telephony, to help ensure the smooth running of the department and the business 
About You:

The company is seeking a highly motivated and extremely capable individual, who relishes the opportunity to work in an autonomous position and in a role and company where everything you do makes a visible and tangible difference. 

Essential criteria

  • Minimum of two years software development experience as a backend developer
  • Ability to design, implement and manage databases in SQL Server
  • Exceptional and proven technical knowledge with cloud-based software and Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Hands-on experience maintaining software using back-end technologies in .NET, Entity Framework
  • Strong experience in Data Engineering / Database Development
  • Extensive experience of creating reports using SQL
  • Well-versed in the development of tools to analyse and report on data for business intelligence, using the most appropriate software (e.g. Crystal Reports, Dashboards, SSRS, SSAS, PowerBI, Excel)
  • An innovative mind and an ability to identify issue trends and implement solutions
  • Ability to interpret business needs and express them as a logical IT requirement 
  • Highly motivated with strong problem solving and analytical skills 
  • Must be enthusiastic and demonstrate ownership with a “can-do” attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, friendly and with a polite professional manner
  • Works to your best in a creative, fast paced and fluid environment

Desirable

  • Front-end development experience in React
  • Understanding of RESTfulAPIs
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems (or equivalent)
Salary and Benefits:
  • £45,000 per annum
  • Opportunity to work from home (min. 2 days per week required in the office)
  • Dedicated training budget
  • 4% company pension contribution
  • 30 days annual holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days upon length of service 
  • Birthday off paid
  • Paid time off for Christmas shutdown
  • Beautiful countryside office location and free parking
  • Personable and friendly company with a dedicated and hardworking team and vibrant culture
Contract:

This is a permanent position and a full-time role, reporting to the Head of Partnerships and Data

Equal opportunities:

As an equal opportunity employer, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which are under-represented in our community.

How to apply:

Closing date: 11.59pm Sunday 27th June

Please send a CV and supporting statement to recruitment@theprofessionalfundraiser.co.uk before the closing date. 

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