Database Infrastructure Engineer – Outside IR35
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Database Infrastructure Engineer for an initial 6 month contract with potential to extend on a rate of £494/day Outside IR35. This role will be a hybrid of working at home and in the office.




– Major version upgrade of the current on-prem MongoDB Estate

– Major version upgrades to multiple on-prem Postgres databases

– Support development teams with on-prem migrations to AWS RDS

– Help migrate our current on-prem Grafana instance to containers deployed on OpenShift

– Enhance database logging infrastructure with AWS OpenSearch

– Support the Database team with ongoing BAU tasks such as upgrading, patching, automation, and monitoring improvements etc.

– Help with Support Requests raised by our stakeholders.

– Collaborate with colleagues, to define, refine and prioritise the database roadmap and backlog.

– Actively participate in all team events, leading where specialist knowledge is required and supporting the team to improve their process through inspection and adaptation.

– Engage with the wider communities of practice and interest to share knowledge, technique, and experience.

– Knowledge share with other team members as necessary.

– Developing appropriate documentation and artefacts, e.g., data standards, local work instructions.

– Support updating, installing, and testing new versions and upgrades to databases.

– Troubleshooting and resolving database related issues.

– Ensure existing on-prem estate continues to meet service standards until migration to AWS has been completed.

– Ensure CDK constructs embody agreed standards for resiliency, security, and backups, and meet agreed standards for quality.



Essential Skills:


– Ansible

– CDK and AWS Development Tools including CloudFormation

– OpenSearch / ElasticSearch


– MongoDB

– Postgres


– Monitoring solutions (e.g., CloudWatch, Grafana)

– Making excellent quality software with other people.

– Working with business stakeholders, to understand the context and to focus on delivering value.

– Design and implementation of solutions using a service-based and serverless architecture.

– Excellent collaboration, communication, and teamwork skills

– Experience working in the Agile delivery models – such as Scrum and/or Kanban frameworks.

– Cloud database monitoring, telemetry, intelligence tools and processes

– Defining infrastructure-as-code

– Testing of disaster recovery procedures

– Data replication and high-availability technology



Desirable Skills:


– Experience delivering new software that consumes services from a centralised database management team.

– Informix

– Oracle

– Serverless (Lambda)

– Typescript



If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.

Job Overview

Database Infrastructure Engineer – Outside IR35
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
£494 per day -

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