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Senior Database Services Developer


Contract typePermanent Full Time


Are you a database developer or administrator with an aptitude and desire to build enterprise level, high quality complex systems using agile methodologies?


There are exciting permanent senior developer opportunities to join Hastings Direct in developing and supporting their core Insurance operational, data warehouse and HADOOP analytical platforms.


About the role


Working across all aspects of the Data infrastructure; developing, analysing, design recommendations and support for the delivery of high quality Data solutions and requirements across Hastings systems and platforms, responsible for working across all aspects of the Data lifecycle and operating within agile teams from application support and change functions.


About you


We are looking for people who are self-organising, energetic and quick learners who have good / strong experience in one or many of the following skills and technologies in a development or administration role:


-        Microsoft or Oracle Database Engines and associated tools (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, ODI)

-        IBM PureData platform (Netezza)

-        Apache HADOOP framework and associated tools (NiFi, Pig, Hive, MapReduce, YARN)


The roles will suit individuals who are keen to work with a large fast paced organisation and are interested in working on a leading UK and European platform using agile methodologies.


What will you get in return?


Hastings will provide all successful candidates initial training across our core platform (Guidewire) and associated technologies and be assigned a “buddy” to provide coaching and support within your allocated agile team.  


Working with Hastings Direct, means you can bring “yourself” to work and be a part of our growth and success. Working alongside our experienced IT Leadership team in a vibrant, fun and friendly environment!


In return you will receive a competitive starting salary, a £5K car allowance, an end of year bonus potential (up to 10% of salary), 27 days holiday + bank holidays alongside a great company pension scheme. 

Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.


Conquest House,
Collington Avenue,
TN39 3LW
About Bexhill-on-Sea

Glassdoor 3.6

The shifts in customer service teams are quite colleague friendly. There is free tea and coffee in the call centre, and a subsidised Costa Coffee and canteen. There are lots of incentives to earn more, and a decent social life.

It has a really positive environment with everyone who works there being very helpful. The managers really do go out of their way to assist you. There are a lot of benefits and rewards at Hastings Direct which if you are doing well are quite easy to achieve.

There is a well-rounded approach to the wellbeing of all colleagues, including an inclusive approach to wellbeing activities. Hastings Direct aims to roundly develop colleagues and set them up for future careers within the company.

There is a wonderful work environment, with a strong sense of team work which purveys throughout the business. And there is a sense of friendly competition which works to heighten this.

Indeed 3.6

As an employer, Hastings Direct offers a lot of company benefits to all employees which are fantastic and I feel this is quite unique. The company culture is inclusive and encourages everyone to participate in local causes.

All employees are well looked after, respected and recognised for the hard work we do for the company. It is a great experience to be working with such amazing team. It much easier for me to balance my work and personal life.

It’s a great place to work with amazing benefits, support and colleagues. Lots of hands on support. Amazing rewards for achieving targets and also plenty of time to get together as a team outside of work and bond with your colleagues.

The company culture, management structure and general atmosphere is really good. The share scheme and Hastings Direct rewards are also fantastic for staff.