Salary: with bonus, pension plan and private healthcare

Shift hours: Permanent

Compass Group Plc (Compass) is a £20 billion turnover, global organisation and the world’s leading provider of food and support services. With operations across seven key business areas (Foodservice, Support Services, Business & Industry, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Sports & Leisure and Defence, Offshore & Remote), Compass serves customers in offices and factories, schools and universities, hospitals and senior living communities, major sports and cultural venues and remote mining camps and offshore platforms.
Foodbuy Solutions team, part of the wider Digital and Technology department, is responsible for the design, build and support of our in-house e-procurement system.
The SQL Developer will be a member of this team and work across the Compass UK & Ireland business sectors, supporting and enhancing the existing system to meet business demand via strategic and tactical solutions.
More about the role:
  • To provide SQL technical capabilities to our Foodbuy Solutions team.
  • With the support of the team, interpret requirements & drive out solutions.
  • Provide ongoing support to the e-procurement system.
  • Work collaboratively with other D&T and business project teams to ensure quality solutions are delivered.
Who you are:
We are looking for an experienced SQL developer (MySQL and Microsoft SQL).
You’ll have excellent time management and prioritisation skills as there are a high volume of work requests. You’ll engage with a variety of stakeholders and be involved in ongoing process improvements, so the ability to adapt to change is important.
You must be able to demonstrate a maturity in approach when engaging with and supporting the IT Leadership team and the wider business in general.
In addition, you’ll have excellent communication, listening and negotiation skills in order to articulate ideas and thoughts clearly through various means, including written and oral communications with all levels of the organisation.
Further attributes for this role are:
  • Excellent organisational & analytical skills with an ability to work independently.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude with a proven ability to work at pace and drive change in an organisation.
  • Ability to work independently, to meet project timelines and drive out resolutions to problems.
  • Good problem-solving abilities with the necessary urgency and responsiveness to incidents, problems and their resolution.
  • An organised working approach with a mature and calm approach to all situations.
  • A passion for good database practices & designs.
Essential Skills
  • Ability to understand, digest and deliver to specified requirements.
  • Strong proficiency with SQL development including the ability to write complex queries.
  • Excellent knowledge of modern relational databases (MySQL, Microsoft SQL).
  • Expertise in database server administration.
  • Experience in delivering reporting solutions.
  • Experience in delivering performance improvements.
  • Good knowledge of the software delivery cycle.
  • Good knowledge of version control: GIT, Subversion.
Desirable skills
  • Knowledge of AWS.
  • Appreciation for testing techniques including automation.
  • Knowledge of agile related delivery approaches.
 We ensure you’re rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
About Us
As part of Compass you’ll help to feed people, fuel progress and forge connections in around 6,000 venues. Join us to grow your career with the industry leader, and get competitive pay, great perks and unrivalled opportunities for learning and development, at one of the UK’s biggest businesses.
Job Reference: com/1305/344800/52640785/SU
Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone’s talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive – Diversity is Our Strength!

Reference: com/1305/344800/52640785/SU

Location: Birmingham

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