Senior Database Developer

  • Competitive + Benefits
  • Galway, Connaught, Ireland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Planet Payment
  • 30 Jan 19

We have an exciting opportunity for a Database Developer to join our team. This position will focus mainly on Database Development activities with some DBA activities as well.

High level activities:

  • Take over the knowledge and day to day maintenance of the platform’s DB High Availabilty.
  • Maintenance of platform Databases , reviewing the Idera logs and addressing the issues and reporting the health of systems to the Enterprise Database Manager.
  • Audit controls monitoring and implementation related to the Database platform.
  • Archiving of data.
  • Review and improve the performance of stored procedures in the platform’s reporting database.
  • Working on projects related to the platform’s database.


You will also provide technical support in developing and maintaining database applications and servers. 

There will also be a focus on optimising the database queries and managing the database servers.



  • To understand the business requirements and deliver the projects related to SQL server.
  • Active monitoring and alerting of database servers.
  • Take ownership of the database servers and ensure the servers are up to date with all service packs.
  • Manage all database releases and patches.
  • Self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrate experience in developing programs in SQL server.


  • This position requires strong experience developing relational database applications with a primary focus on complex SQL joins. 
  • Creating database objects such as procedures, views, functions with good working knowledge of new SQL features provided in SQL Server 2016.
  • Writing SQL statements for ad-hoc report generation.
  • Developing and maintaining reports using SSRS 2016.
  • Developing and maintaining SSIS packages to extract the data.
  • Develop proactive relationship with system users and provide timely support when required with excellent communication skills.
  • Has experience in managing DB servers that are hosted in a cluster environment.
  • Has experience in migration of SQL server 2008R2 to SQL server 2016.
  • Has experience in setting up clusters with SQL always on features.
  • Should be able to read, understand and optimise the database objects.
  • Manage production and test environments.
  • Experience in an Agile environment desired.



  • Installation and configuration of SSDB, SSRS, SSIS and SSAS for SQL server 2012R2 and SQL server 2016.
  • Experience implementing replication, High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) features (AlwaysOn, Log Shipping, Merge replication, Database Mirroring)
  • Experience with backup, restore and recovery models
  • Experience with SQL Server Audit feature
  • Experience with SQL Server jobs management
  • Developing reports using SSRS 2012R2 and above
  • Develop data driven subscriptions of reports
  • Experience in developing ETLs using SSIS
  • Strong T-SQL skills, optimization, performance tuning and debugging
  • Experience writing PowerShell scripts
  • Understanding of VMWare virtualisation environments
  • Understanding of Windows Server Operating System
  • Understanding of Failover Cluster feature
  • Understanding of Active Directory concepts
  • Experience in Agile methodologies
  • Bachelor’s degree