Deloitte, Audit Analytics – Application Operations and Database Administrator, Cardiff

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Job Description

What impact will you make? The Opportunity

The team you will be joining is responsible for the development and support of an existing in-house data warehouse and self-service analytics platform, which is predominantly used by our UK Audit practice of around 3,000 staff. The platform is of central importance to one of Deloittes core businesses and has been, and continues to be, a source of major investment for the firm. The platform already has a number of patents filed; innovation and quality are our watch words.

Role description

To support a strategic programme we are creating a new role for a hybrid Application Operations and Database Administrator in our Cardiff office. This role would likely suit someone who has been working in a smaller business, and thus has broad experience, who is looking to break into bigger businesses like Deloitte.

You will be supporting the availability of the platform and working to help deploy new features, supporting engagements across our client portfolio, both in the UK and globally. This is not a client facing role, but a key element is a desire to improve the process and the solution by identifying and recommending any opportunities to extend, improve or add new functionality.

You will also have the opportunity to manage our rapidly growing OutSystems development and deployment platform, which if you arent familiar with we will provide training and development.

As typical with our business, the team will work in a highly agile and flexible way, supporting a diverse range of client, business and technical requirements


You will be based onsite in the Deloitte Cardiff office. Some travel to London may be required to fulfil this role; once established we would anticipate this will be 1-2 days per month.


This is a permanent role. We do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is interesting as a permanent role with a degree of flexibility please do discuss with us.


This role will be very broad, and may well expand over time. The typical day to day activities are currently:

  • Monitoring application services and SQL database activity, remediating issues as they occur
  • Performing IIS webapp, .NET services and database installations onto new infrastructure
  • Upgrading the IIS webapp, .NET services and database when new versions are released
  • Identifying performance tuning opportunities within SQL
  • Supporting developers with ad hoc requests in the development/test environments
  • Performing user support activities as 3rd/4th line
  • Producing SQL based MI on a regular basis
  • Working with our IT operations and support teams, UK and global, to resolve technical issue
  • Managing and deploying upgrades and patches to the OutSystems application server and SQL database components
  • Planning out and deploying the environment strategy for the OutSystems platform.
  • Applying licensing updates within the OutSystems environment.
  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution



Experience with the majority of the following is required:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012, including:
  • T-SQL (complex queries)
  • Merge Replication
  • Index maintenance
  • Table triggers
  • SSIS
  • Windows Server 2008/2012 administration
  • Windows .NET service administration, including installation, editing app.config files and monitoring
  • Database performance monitoring and optimisation;
  • General database housekeeping operations;
  • Database change management and governance;
  • Database security and role creation;
  • Redgate SQL tools (e.g. SQL Compare, Data Compare).
  • Basic awareness of Active Directory concepts
  • Basic awareness of enterprise network concepts
  • Working with technical support at vendors to resolve bugs and errors


You are here: Audit


We understand our clients' operations, their industry and the issues they face. We understand an audit is not about looking back, but about helping those businesses to plan for a successful future. Together with our team you will build on our distinctive combination of specialist skills, pioneering technology, industry expertise and on-going investment to grow our business and continue to improve the market-defining services we offer.


Our Practice offers a wide ranging and challenging number of business areas in which to develop your career. These comprise business assurance within our Corporate Groups, Public Sector and Financial Services Audit groups, and advisory specialisms including Treasury Advisory, Risk Analytics and Technology Consulting.


As one of the largest audit practices, joining us will mean working with some of the leading practitioners in the industry, for some of the leading organisations in the world and towards a career goal that is entirely yours to shape.


About Deloitte


Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

How will this role make an impact that matters with Deloitte?

As typical with our business, the team will work in a highly agile and flexible way, supporting a diverse range of client, business and technical requirements.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers Global integrated professional services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

What do we value?                   

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service.  We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have received a Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016 as a Top Employer for Working Families.


Your application what to expect


To be considered for this role follow the link to complete our online application form.  We will call you to find out more about you and then if we think were the right place for you, well invite you in to meet us face to face - its a great chance for us to learn more about each otheFr.


Its your career. Where will it take you?

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