MS SQL Engineer

Prague, Czech Republic

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DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a MS SQL Engineer for our Prague office to make the team even stronger and work on an Investment Bank project.

Our customer is embarking on a multi-year transformation program to upgrade and deliver a strategic reporting platform for the firm. This will be a key pillar of the technology platform and will form part of the overall infrastructure strategy.

The technology is a key enabler within the program, and spans across 8 internal business groups as well as the central IT function. The key to the success of delivering our Liquidity and broader treasury reporting platform is a strategy, robust architecture and technology framework to support all of the required data across the firm.

Job functions:
- Project work to enable reporting to the regulators;
- Tactical technical enhancements to solutions for improving the process;
- Decommission of interim solutions and platforms in-line with the build out of the strategic architecture.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Design Authority and IT teams in other regions to ensure that all new components fit within guiding principles;
  • Follow good processes and practices, as defined by the team standards;
  • Provide KT (Knowledge Transition) to junior and new members of the team;
  • Understand the business case and benefit and ensure that the implementation being delivered is fit for purpose and capable of delivering against stated benefits;
  • Implement and test technical solutions from user stories to both new and existing systems;
  • Consider the business needs and understand what is valuable about the product deliverable and what might threaten that value;
  • Contribute as required to the business case, requirements and scope;
  • Conduct peer reviews and providing documented constructive feedback;
  • Contribute to user story mapping of requirements and technical design where necessary;
  • Liaise with Test Specialists to ensure testing activities are completed as per best practices and according to Agile standards;
  • Work with the BAs to ensure acceptance criteria is clearly documented and technical implementation meets this acceptance criteria;
  • Recommend efficient processes to manage a code base that may be affected by several concurrent work streams;
  • Provide input to release walkthroughs with the environment managers and teams;
  • Contribute to the team demo at the end of an iteration and present work completed;
  • Work with the Test Specialist to ensure documented acceptance criteria and user stories are testable.

Requirements

  • Demonstrate flexibility, versatility and an ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities to completion without significant guidance;
  • 4+ years of total work experience in a relevant IT industry, or 1+ years of experience working in technology for an Investment Bank including completion of a graduate programme;
  • 2+ years of in-depth experience on Microsoft SQL Server, with SQL Server 2008+ experience;
  • In-depth knowledge of SQL Server database engine;
  • Advanced TSQL and database design skills;
  • Solid experience in core concepts such as indexing, partitioning, error handling and transactions etc;
  • Query optimization and performance tuning skills;
  • Experience working on large databases of more than 1TB size;
  • Experience working in an enterprise environment;
  • Knowledge of and experience in Agile development methodologies (e.g. Scrum) and collaboration tools like Jira, Confluence, etc;
  • Good command of English.

We offer

  • Opportunity to work in a successful international company with a stable background;
  • Possibility to work in a friendly multicultural environment, using English on a daily basis and growing professionally within worldwide EPAM;
  • Guaranteed professional growth through the technology trainings and technology communities inside EPAM;
  • Regular IT trainings and good opportunities for professional growing and development;
  • Large space for self-fulfillment and participation in new projects;
  • Motivating financial evaluation (negotiable, based on an expertise and achieved results);
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills;
  • Benefit program (5 weeks of vacation, 5 sick days, wage compensation for the first three days of illness, meal vouchers, flexi pass, annual coupon of Prague city public transport, multisport cards);
  • Comfortable and modern offices in Prague 4;
  • Start ASAP / Negotiable.