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Senior Technical Specialist (Database Management) - IT

Location: CAP, Jubilee Mill, North Street, Bradford, BD1 4EW

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:45am - 5:00pm

Context: The IT team are an essential part of CAP’s support services, enabling the critical work of CAP in the UK, and in other countries. Our role is to strategically develop technology solutions that respond to the changing needs of CAP and the opportunities in the wider IT environment. Once systems are in use we provide generous support and training of CAP’s head office staff and wider user community.

Role: The role of the Senior IT Specialist is to implement, maintain and support CAP’s IT Infrastructure. Reporting to the head of technology on the health and performance of all IT systems and platforms, and where necessary advising on future improvements.This role is further specialised for database management. You will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, management and performance of critical MySQL/MongoDB databases and hosted server environments. Ensuring the availability and consistent performance of our in-house applications. The role will include responsibility for the development and sustainment of our databases, ensuring operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads and performing data modelling in support of the Systems Development team.A good understanding of cloud and dedicated hosting technologies and of backup and disaster recovery strategies is key to this role. We are a dynamic organization and occasionally will need new environments spun up at short notice, whilst maintaining security and resilience. We would expect this role to be proactive in creating reproducible environments and documenting any changes. We operate in a predominantly OpenSource environment, so knowledge of our OpenSource software and tools would also be advantageous, E.g. Ubuntu/Debian Linux; Apache/NGINX; PHP; MongoDB.

Person: We really enjoy food (particularly cake), technology and helping people do their jobs. We are dedicated and hard working (when fed…).

Starting salary: £ Negotiable

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2017

Start date: ASAP

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For further information, please contact the HR and Staff Development team on 01274 760720 (option 6) or email

You are advised to submit your completed application form via email as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered. We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date where we have a high response rate.

Please note that we are unable to consider applicants who do not presently have permission to work in the UK.

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