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As a Database Developer, you’ll be a technical problem-solver and will take responsibility for new and existing databases. This will involve carrying out tests to develop them from their initial planning stages and gathering data to ensure that the database functions to its optimum potential.

Why consider a career as a Database Developer?
The role is typically varied, self-motivated and analytical, so would really suit organisational communicators. Evolving your career as a Database Developer will enable you to understand a broad range of coding skills.

What a Database Developer career or job may entail...
In regards to the working environment, you could be part of an agency team or work in-house, directly for one company.

Specifically, as a SQL Database Developer, you could be part of a data communications team, using strong MS SQL Server 2008 skills including: T-SQL, SSAS, SSIS, MS Excel, database administration/backup, replication etc, Scripting (T-SQL, Powershell, VBScript, JScript, C#), integrating various paid/open data sources via real-time API or batch feed, XML technologies including document creation and querying using XPath, writing and using XSL transformations and creating/implementing XML Schemas. 

Your core duties may include providing secure, robust and optimised data systems to the agency by way of using your expert database development skills. You’ll be monitoring and maintaining scheduled back-end processes, ensuring robust output is supplied within agreed timescales. Other duties include systems modelling and integration, optimisation, introducing and maintaining robust DBA processes with expert DB development and testing.

Typical role titles include
Database Programmer
Database Developer
Database Specialist
Database Designer
Oracle DBA
Oracle Developer
SQL Database Developer

Career progression example
Database Manager
Database Analyst
Lead Database Developer

Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, junior/graduate Database Developer professionals on average will be earning between £18K-£28K. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £28K-£45K and seniors would be looking to earn £45K+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
MS SQL Server 2008 | T-SQ | SSAS | SSIS | MS Excel | Database administration/backup, replication etc. | Scripting (T-SQL, Powershell, VBScript, JScript, C#) | Integrating various paid/open data sources via real-time API or batch feed | XML technologies including document creation and querying using XPath, writing and using XSL transformations and creating/implementing XML Schemas | RMAN | DataGuard | PL/SQL | Oracle RDBMS | Oracle E-Business.

What qualifications does it take?
It is essential to contain knowledge of industry software. There are some nationally recognised qualifications that can be obtained to put yourself in the best position and to make yourself most desirable as a candidate.


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  • 6th Jul

    Hot Jobs Data Engineer/Software Engineer

    — Immediate contract

    London (remote)
    £60000 - £80000
    Data Engineer/Software Engineer Cutting edge machine learning Mission led start-up Crucial hire An established mission-led start-up is currently looking for an experienced Data Engineer/Software Engineer to join their team on an initial 3-month contract to extend/go permanent at the end of the contract. They are using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to solve a world problem that has become more and more of an issue in the last 4 – 5 years. They are the leaders in the space and are looking for this key hire to springboard them into their next funding round later this year. Ideally, you would have worked in a start-up before, are mission-driven, and have experience of developing production-level Machine Learning models. What you’ll be doing Contributing hugely to building their core product Adding new features to their data pipeline – connecting it to their Machine Learning systems, databases, and external services Responsible for creating and maintain their B2B API’s Developing model & data storage systems Scale their data processing pipeline What experience you’ll need Extensive Python Distributed systems Docker PostgreSQL or MySQL experience Bonus: CI Tools, RabbitMQ, Real-time distributed systems processing This is an immediate start and would suit somebody who is looking to start a role this week or next. If you think you are a great fit for this role then please get in touch with Jake Lamb on
  • 3rd Jul

    Hot Jobs JavaScript Engineer

    — Exciting GreenTech product, React, Node

    Rare opportunity to see your code fight the climate crisis. React, Node, Typescript, AWS. Help build new features and products, part-remote. A truly incredible opportunity to be part of one of the most exciting GreenTech start-ups in the UK!  If you're a Full-Stack JavaScript Developer (leaning either towards front or back-end) and want to see your code go towards something truly worthwhile then this is one for you.  With many countries declaring a climate emergency, now is the time to act and you will be a part of a business facilitating life-changing projects across the UK and worldwide. What skills you'll be needing React.js Node.js API development MongoDB HTML5, CSS3 GIT AWS Any knowledge of NestJS, Stripe, WordPress or Jest would be highly desirable. What you'll be doing They already have a product doing some incredible work from an ecological and humanitarian perspective but the opportunities for it's development are endless.  They have at least 7 major projects lined up for the right candidate including new product features, new pages, database migrations, and upgrading back-end modules amongst others.  You will be asked to write fast and effective unit tests and take part in code reviews as well as regular discussions about development and infrastructure decisions.  With a React based front-end and Node back-end there's opportunity for you to skill up across the full-stack, if you have a preference towards either side they will be able to accommodate you.  They need someone who is genuinely interested in fighting climate change to immerse themselves within the team sharing ideas and playing a key role as they grow quickly. What you'll get in return for your talents You can expect a competitive salary (£40-60K), pension, generous holidays, part-remote after lockdown (3-4 days a week) and more as the company grows.  Above all this is an outstanding opportunity for someone passionate about tackling climate change to use their tech powers to make a genuine impact.  There's a long list of exciting projects to get your teeth into and a great opportunity to work closely with the CTO to drive the company forward.  They're working with the latest tech and will encourage you to look at new tools and languages, your opinion and evaluation will be greatly valued. What's next Like the sound of this one?  Send in your CV now to Mike or call in for a chat (01179269530).
  • 10th Jul

    Senior PHP Developer

    — cutting-edge SaaS business with fast-growing client base

    Bristol (Remote)
    £50K - £55K
    Highly successful cybersecurity SaaS business. 100% remote working role (need to be based in South-West UK) Exciting project pipeline, new & emerging tech,  L&D budget. A cyber security business in Bristol is looking for a Senior Web Developer to join their expanding R&D web services team on a fully remote working basis (though you will need to be based in the South West in order to attend monthly meetings & socials etc.). The business is around 80 strong, 8 of which are in and around the Bristol area, with locations across the UK and abroad. The company’s core product focusses on a single cloud-based solution for all security needs covering web, apps, email, user authentication and more. They are hugely successful already, with 1.5 million + users worldwide and growing. This is the chance to join at a key point in the R&D teams growth plans throughout 2020 and beyond. What skills you’ll need Significant experience in Web Development with a solid understanding of PHP. Knowledge of other OOP languages would be beneficial. Exposure to MVC, ideally with a modern framework (Laravel, Symfony, Zend, etc.) Exposure to modern JS frameworks especially VueJS, React or Node. SQL query development experience (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.). Understanding of TDD (PHPUnit). Knowledge of working in virtualised environments, ideally using Vagrant. Experience working in Linux environments. Also any skills or knowledge of Gerrit, Jenkins, AWS, Azure, Google Compute, Docker or any knowledge of big data and/or analytics would all be bonuses. Previous experience working with cloud or SaaS products would be perfect. What you’ll be doing As a Senior Developer you’ll be joining the Bristol based Webservices Team on a fully remote basis. Working within the R&D department your role will involve a wide variety of different projects, including the development of entirely new functionality and components within the platform. You’ll be responsible for making informed technical decisions and bring new ideas to the table. There’s plenty of exciting stuff in the pipeline such as the launch of a new autonomous system as well as an increased use of AWS and Node. This is a dynamic role which offers great flexibility and autonmy within a friendly and tight knit tech team. What you’ll get in return This is the chance to join a highly successful, global, cybersecurity focussed SaaS business. You’ll be part of a team that’s on the company’s cutting edge, with the chance to play with new tech and test new ideas. To support this you are encouraged to attend industry events/conferences and have an L&D budget available to help you upskill into new tech and constantly improve your skills and industry knowledge. You’ll be offered a competitive salary of £55K, as well as share options after 6 months (topped up annually). Flexitime, a sociable and enjoyable working environment with regular team socials (when they’re allowed again!) and an annual company away event. Plus 24 days holiday plus your birthday off, pension, healthcare and as the team grows, there will be future opportunities for progression within the business too. What’s next Want to be considered?  Send in your CV Now to or call in for a chat 01179269530.  
  • 8th Jul

    .Net Developer

    — Massive investment into technology & data

    Greenfield solutions with lots of autonomy. Outstanding team culture, progression and development opportunities. Remote friendly! A well-reputed global consultancy in Bristol are looking for a mid-level Developer to join them as they look to grow their in-house development function. This role is part of a wider expansion plan and investment in technology services and would be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to play a key role in how their internal & external applications are developed. What skills you’ll need Proven C# experience across a variety of web & software apps, with a good level of API development. Significant knowledge of MVC and Visual Studio.  Awareness of version control (Git) and Agile development methodologies.  Understanding of cloud services, specifically with MS Azure or Google Cloud.  Appreciation for front-end technology. Any knowledge of React/Angular would be beneficial. Solid experience with SQL Server for query writing, table design & stored procedures.  What you’ll be doing Joining a talented Agile team of 9, you’ll play an integral part in the development of various in-house software applications & databases, some of which are Greenfield. You will support the build of these bespoke apps from the ground up before looking to add new features & functionalities, ensuring that you code in a sustainable way to provide a maintainable development environment as the team grows. Ideally you'll offer a keen eye for process automation and data management as this is a big focus for the team moving forward. Most applications are on MS Azure but any experience using Google would be useful as well.  What you’ll get in return for your talents This business is recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK and are committed to enhancing the firm’s social impact by creating a more inclusive and diverse society. With smart offices including Pool tables and state-of-the-art equipment, you can expect a stimulating work environment working alongside some of the brightest people in their industries. You’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary, discretionary bonus, healthy pension contribution and unmatched career progression with a global leader in its field. What's next? Like the sound of this one? Drop Joe a message now to find out more! 
  • 6th Jul

    PHP/Magento Developer

    — Top eCommerce Specialist

    Award winning Magento experts, beautifully crafted eCommerce sites, top clients. Fun technology company, complex and challenging projects. Become a key part of the business and influence tech strategy. An ambitious, award-winning and fast-growing tech company in Bristol are looking for someone who shares their passion for all things Magento. This friendly bunch work with a number of well-known names across varied industries delivering beautifully crafted Magento eCommerce sites whilst maintaining a reputation of being one of the top Magento specialists in the UK. So far so good? What experience you'll need Knowledge of the Magento Open Source & Commerce platform (formerly Community and Enterprise Edition) Solid commercial experience of PHP and/or MySQL Experience writing code in HTML, Javascript, XML and using libraries such as jQuery and Knockout.js Understanding of Git version control Demonstrates a good understanding of Unix at a minimum of user-level Strong understanding of ecommerce websites Ability to use design and general office applications What you'll be doing You'll be developing high functioning and quality Magento eCommerce websites for varied brands and companies. The role will involve working closely with project managers, QA testers, suggesting new ideas or tech whilst supporting Junior developers in project delivery.  You'll be responsible for developing bespoke solutions for a number of clients, as well as providing support to their existing code base. They're big fans of code reviews, peer programming and will look for you to help to mentor and support new team members as the company continues to grow.  They're always on the hunt for great meetups and events to attend and are promising R&D time as part of the working set up. What you'll get in return for your talents You'll get to work on some thoroughly worthwhile projects, pick up new tech and develop your skills in an informal, fun working culture for a business that's growing nicely.  In addition, they offer a competitive salary (Up to £45K DOE), Christmas shutdown and 20 days holiday + 8 bank holidays, 3% employer pension contribution into an auto enrolment scheme, entry onto yearly bonus scheme which is based upon the previous year’s profit, Friday breakfast sandwiches and beers in the PM, fruit, snacks and drinks provided, Quarterly staff event. A very enjoyable and relaxed culture with friendly bunch of people who are tight-knitted and get on very well with one another. What’s next Sound ideal?  Send in your CV with examples of work to Ellen (01179269530) for immediate consideration.
  • 6th Jul

    Senior Developer

    — Ambitious start-up changing the NFP sector.

    £35K - £70K
    Tech for good start-up with ground breaking platform. Ruby-on-Rails – opportunity to cross train. Progress to CTO, remote working, huge flexibility. An ambitious tech for good start-up is looking for a Senior Ruby Developer to join them in Bath and drive the development of their ground-breaking platform. Having previously relied on external resource to get their product off the ground, they’re now looking to build up a tech team and bring development in-house. You’ll play an integral role in growing the team and shaping the success of the platform which has already been hailed as a game changer for the NFP sector. What skills you’ll need Significant experience in web development, with a strong understanding of both front-end and back-end technologies. Experience of Ruby on Rails, or a solid background in Python or Java. Experience using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Exposure to React or Angular would be beneficial. A good grasp of SQL and database management. Knowledge of ElasticSearch would be a bonus. Previous experience using AWS or Heroku. What you’ll be doing As a Senior Developer your focus will be to bring the development of their ground-breaking platform in-house and take ownership of the technical architecture. With the view of eventually stepping into a CTO role you’ll have complete control over the technical direction and will lend your expertise when it comes to implementing new tech. Initially you’ll work closely with the development agency to get to grips with the platform before going on to build your own team of developers. They have big aims for the company with ambitious plans for growth (they’ve already more than doubled in size during lockdown) and the team are coming up with new ideas on an almost daily basis, including plans to add mobile apps to their suite.  They’re a small company so progression is rapid in a role which offers a huge amount of flexibility and growth potential.   What you’ll get in return This is an amazing opportunity to work on a ground-breaking product for a progressive tech for good start-up, developing (or continuing to develop) your skills in one of the hottest languages out there. You’ll receive a generous salary paying up to £70K, flexible and remote working options, 33 days holiday (plus bank hols), pensions scheme, employee share option pool, on the job training and a plenty of company socials. What’s next? Sound good? Send your CV to Ellen now or call 01179 269 530 for more info!  
  • 6th Jul

    QA Engineer

    — Thriving Start-Up, learn automation

    Exciting, well-backed start-up. Experienced tech team, learn automation. Remote working, flexible hours, nice benefits.   A brand-new start-up who create intuitive software solutions in the form of native applications and platforms are looking for a QA Engineer following an extremely successful period of sustained growth.  After lockdown, they plan to have a mix of remote working and collaboration at their stunning new studio near Bradford-On-Avon / Bath ready as they ramp up their tech team. Experience you’ll need Manual web application, software or website testing. You will be confident in performing integration, regression and functional testing etc. Understand the principles of TDD & BDD Able to create and deploy test plans Implement the right tools and frameworks for the task at hand Able to work in collaboration with a development team Be familiar with testing websites and apps across a wide range of browsers and devices. Experience working in an Agile environment Interest in developing monitoring and alerting strategies to minimise the impact of bugs found after a product is live Should be security conscious and test according to best standards What you’ll be doing You will be responsible for developing, maintaining and deploying test plans whilst working closely with developers and product owners to maintain a high level of product quality. It is important that you have solid principles, implement the right tools, alongside the QA to own the whole testing space in an agile fashion and as time goes on you will help support/mentor more junior people.  They’re looking for someone who can be a real guardian of quality and help their product become a leader in its field, you will be given lots of support by their amazing QA lead and the chance to learn skills that you would normally have to wait years to get to grips with. What you’ll get in return for your talents Along with a salary between £24K-£28K you will be entitled to flexible working hours + remote working, 25 days holiday, private healthcare, pension, choose your own kit, training & conference budget, company phone paid for, hacks/R&D days, team social trips, coffee, fruit, beers etc, cycle to work scheme, hot-desk space, paid for courses of your choice, 5 days off if you’re getting married, the day off if you’re moving house, and charity days It’s a rare position with the opportunity to grow with a thriving start-up. What’s next? If you’d like to apply or find out more just give Mike a shout (, 01179269530)
  • 6th Jul

    Full-Stack Developer (C#, JS, Azure)

    — Rapidly expanding FinTech scale-up

    £40K - £50K
    Forward-thinking scale-up with the security and financial stability of a larger business. Opportunity for future progression. Events, conferences, training, great offices and more! An exciting FinTech scale-up are continuing their growth and are now looking for a Full-Stack Developer to help better app functionality & customer experience moving forward. You'll be based in nice, modern offices in Cardiff, complete with a games oom and free on site gym! They were named as one of Techworlds Top 10 UK FinTech Start-ups to watch in 2016 and have only continued that success since. Significant new revenue and investment has allowed then to begin realising their ambitious growth plans and they have only followed on from that journey since.  What experience you'll need Understanding of C#.NET, MVC & SQL Server on the back-end. Significant front-end knowledge using things like Angular//React/TypeScript. Exerience working with Visual Studio and Source Control (TFS, VSTS). Experience working in a Scrum environment. An awareness of cloud technologies (Azure, AWS, Docker). DevOps/Automation experience is a bonus. What you'll be doing You will be working closely with the rest of the development team on a range of web applications, focused on adding new functionalities & improving customer experience. You'll need a proven & extensive understanding of the back-end as you'll be working on things like web services and their mobile app (iOS & Android, built using Ionic/Angular). It's an Agile environment and fast-paced with regular releases. Following a major partnership with a larger organisation, there are a number of key projects both ongoing and greenfield, primarily centred on continuous improvements to their product and maintaining the service/software that has been integrated into their partner's website and mobile app. What you'll get in return for your talents For starters, you will be in an environment that encourages personal development and wants to continue growing a progressive tech stack. You'll work in sweet offices with a games room, free gym and a sociable group who do everything from the standard Friday beers to attending events and hosting hackathons. Given their major partnership / investment, this is the perfect time to join the expanding team and there's excellent future progression available for all staff. What's next? Do you want to be a part of a truly exciting company? Then apply now or contact Joe for more information!
  • 3rd Jul

    C# .NET Developer

    — AWS ETL - Step Functions/Lambda/Batch

    Remote + London
    up to £500 p/day
    Successful FTSE 250 Company. Remote/London. Up to £500 p/day. 6-Month initial contract opportunity, for a C# .NET Developer, to work on a complex B2B application that gathers data from various sources. You will be working across the full stack, writing integrations with Web APIs, & working with events based & ETL systems. What you'll be doing Working for an exciting FTSE 250 company, based from your home office - remote working with no requirement to go onsite at this stage. What experience you'll need to apply for this role C#.NET (Expert). ETL/Events Based Systems (Expert). AWS - Step Functions/Lambda (Advanced). Data Science/Architecture (Advanced). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £500 p/day, however, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered. What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 2nd Jul

    Software Developer

    — Diverse technology

    £25K - £35K
    Friendly & collaborative start-up culture. Multi award-winning products. Excellent training & exposure to cutting-edge tech environment. An innovative Bath based software house is looking for ambitious Developers to join them in their central offices and help them continue to deliver their cutting-edge cloud-based solution software to their global client base. Following a number of recent big client wins they’ve got a pipeline stacked with exciting projects. You’ll be joining a fast growing engineering team and will gain experience across product development & release cycles, continuous integration, automated testing and more. What skill's you'll need Strong knowledge of at least one object orientated programming language such as Python, Java, Ruby, C, C++. Experience of front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) would be beneficial. Working knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, software packages and networking. Understanding of CI tools (Docker, Jenkins, Promox) would be a bonus. A genuine interest in software and technology and eagerness to pick up new languages. A degree in computer science or numerate discipline. What you'll be doing As a Developer, you’ll be working on improving and developing different areas of their award-winning cloud solution product. It’s a great time to be joining them with plenty of exciting projects on the horizon such as a new UI console being built with React, a large platform update in the coming months as well as the introduction of Linux containers to their edge servers. Their tech stack is broad and varied and as a member of the team you’d gain great exposure to the following technologies; Python, React, C++, Linux, AWS, VMWare, Ansible, Terraform, Kubernetes and more. What you'll get in return for your talents You’ll be joining a hugely successful tech business with a friendly & collaborative start-up culture. On top of a salary of up to £35K, you’ll receive 25 days annual leave, private healthcare, dental, competitive pension scheme, gym discounts, cycle to work scheme and more as well as smart offices in a central Bath location only a few minutes’ walk from the train station and other public transport routes. What's next? Like the sound of this one? Send in your CV now to Ellen now for more info

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  • SCISYS are a leading an international software and solutions company.
  • Enjoying a period of high growth SCISYS were looking to expand their technology team at pace and required an agency that would not only find the right talent, but also support the development of their employer brand. 
  • To achieve this, we introduced SCISYS to our tech community partners, helping them to raise their profile in the developer community, placing them solidly on the map as an employer of choice for developers and wider technology people. 
  • Through our consultative approach, we provided market guidance and knowledge, along with a comprehensive resourcing campaign that resulted in the successful hire of several hard to fill vacancies, from Developers to Solution Architects. 

“ADLIB have been a huge help throughout a very busy year of growth here at SCISYS. Not only have they supported with live requirements, they have also provided valuable market information throughout the year which has in turn supported with our hiring decisions and future growth plans. We look forward to a continued partnership throughout 2019.”

Mollie Hatton, Recruitment Manager, at SCISYS 

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Expanding their team of Developers at pace

  • Immersive Labs help reduce the risk of attacks via a class leading cyber-learning environment. 
  • As a fast growing business, Immersive Labs needed to work with a recruiter that was able to get to the heart of their culture to deliver hard to find technology expertise. Step forward ADLIB's technology recruitment team. Through our in-depth knowledge of the local candidate market skilled in JavaScript libraries such as React and Ruby on Rails and our ability to find the right personality match, we quickly identified the talent required and all in line with critical business timings.
  • With more and more companies hunting out similar skill sets, a major contributor to the success of the campaign was them being a business with a culture for R&D, cutting edge technology, highly competitive salaries & benefits and the opportunity to be part of a tech-first and people focused culture.

"ADLIB's comprehensive understanding of the local tech market and the challenges faced by quickly growing start-ups has been significant in helping us grow over the last two years"

Greg Craft, Talent Director at Immersive Labs 

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