Hermes Parcelnet

Senior Development DBA

Town/City Morley
Posted Date 1 month ago(05/02/2018 17:29)
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We are Hermes the UK’s leading consumer delivery company handing over 270 million parcels per year with a 15% growth year on year for the last five years.


We are embarking on a journey, utilising cutting edge technology to ultimately engage our customers at every touch point in their digital experience.


As a team, we innovate and challenge the status quo to meet the needs of our broad and varied client base.

We believe that every team member will play their part in achieving the goals of the team, department and company.  


As an individual, you'll have the support to grow and progress your career. We are building a learning culture, where it's safe to fail, and failures seen as learning opportunities.


We are establishing a team of skilled individuals with a passion for technology. 

Working in a fast paced agile environment, using eXtreme programming and software craftsmanship principles to produce high-quality solutions at speed.


Role Overview


Our Hermes DBA team sits with IS group and makes up 1 of 3 teams in Data Services. Working closely with fellow Data Services members, Database Developers and Business Objects Universe Designers, you will play a vital part in delivering data and data solutions to the business.


We are looking for someone who can thrive within a pressurised environment where you can innovate and develop new solutions to keep us ahead of the game as we implement a “green field” Modern Data Platform in HANA and Sybase IQ.


You will work with the latest technology and play a key part in some of our very high profile projects.


  • Proactively manage database & platform issues and problems within HANA & Sybase IQ
  • Act as an SME, to advise and direct colleagues in the Data Services Team, Developers and the Service delivery team in this technology
  • Ability to work within a team environment and communicate effectively with others
  • Provide accurate and timely information to the Project Manager/Team Leader(s) on own work schedule
  • Help to define and adhere to appropriate platform standards
  • Perform pro-active platform health monitoring/diagnostics and able to implement monitoring, auditing and alert systems.
  • Perform capacity planning exercises to properly identify required hardware, software, database configuration/architecture necessary to support application needs
  • On call rota support (1 week in 7 approx.)


  • Previous SAP HANA and Sybase IQ experience in a production environment
  • Worked  with Sybase Multiplex for high availability
  • Writing/debugging/testing and tuning HANA SQL Script
  • Application and operating system performance tuning and monitoring
  • Usage and deployment of HANA and Sybase IQ into AWS
  • Knowledge of ELT processes platform maintenance operations desirable
  • Agile
  • Experience of dimensional modelling, using modelling tools and understanding of the development life cycle
  • Knowledge of NoSQL/Cassandra/Hadoop desirable
  • Migration of databases (heterogeneous) is advantageous


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