Lead - DB Developer

Job Title Lead - DB Developer
Location Based at our HQ in Thiruvananthapuram, fully remote, or a mixture of the two. You see, we're totally flexible and don't let geography hinder our search for the best talent!
Type of Contract Permanent
Hours 40 hours, Monday - Friday

Do you have a proven track record of designing and developing great, robust database systems for customer facing ecommerce websites? Can you demonstrate that you have successfully served as a technical lead for database-centric software development projects of moderate-to-high complexity within the last 3 years? Does the thought of working in an agile and innovative environment excite you?

If you’re looking for the opportunity to lead all the database design and development activities and provide technical assistance and troubleshooting support for developers and analysts on data-related issues, as well as debugging and optimizing processes and queries, this could be just the role you've been waiting for!

Alamy is a global ecommerce business that sells stock images, footage and live news imagery to customers around the world. It’s a truly exciting time at Alamy, our business is growing, and we are continually working towards expanding our reach.

We are always on the lookout for brilliant, passionate people who think differently and want to help us as we continue to build a global business we can be proud of. With hugely talented teams in India, the UK, US and Australia, our values shape who we are as an organisation and help set us apart from our competitors. 

At heart, Alamy is a group of people who care deeply about what we do and doing it really well. We don’t just talk agile, we live it, so that we can stay ahead of our competition and provide our customers and contributors with excellent service, a unique product and a great experience. We encourage teams to come together, be accountable, feel empowered to take decisions and experiment. Growth, both as a global company and as individuals, is critical to our success and that’s why we aim to be a continuous improvement organisation.

As a company we respect the work-life balance and reward for delivery. As a team, we're ethical (ten per cent of our profits go to charity) and we're nice - but not in a boring way!

Our values:

  • Put the customer first
  • Succeed (and fail) as a team
  • Strive for Better
  • Be Bold Be Brave
  • Do the right thing

Here's some more detail about this exciting opportunity!

  • Proactively lead all database design and development activities of the development team
  • Work closely and effectively with multiple agile teams
  • Work efficiently with fault tolerant, highly available, high traffic/throughput, distributed, scalable database systems
  • Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting support for developers and analysts for data-related issues, as well as debugging and optimizing processes and queries
  • Working with RDMS like MSSQL, MySQL, AWS Aurora, NOSQL systems like AWS Dynamodb and ETL systems AWS Glue, AWS Data pipeline

We're looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s in Computer Application
  • Proven experience working with agile teams in cloud-based and on-premise database development in Databases like AWS Aurora, MSSQL, MYSQL and AWS DynamoDB
  • Experience in ETL systems like AWS Glue, Data pipeline, as well as good knowledge of SSIS, SSRS, AWS insight
  • Proficiency in command line and scripting languages
  • Be an expert in cloud compute technologies, network monitoring, and performance
  • A proven understanding of data architecture definition, design and implementation
  • A demonstrable knowledge of conceptual and logical data modelling techniques
  • A relentless learning attitude continually seeking to strive for better
  • Passion for working as part of a pivotal team and relishes team members’ individual success
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to articulate your point of view with confidence

Excited about joining a team that’s building the world’s best stock photography company? Let us know by applying today!

Please upload your CV here by Monday 2nd September 2019, however, due to an anticipated great response we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the specified date.