Who we are
Gentoo is a housing association that owns and manages more than 28,000 homes. We believe that by putting people first we can build great homes and create strong communities. We are focused on delivering an outstanding service to our customers and as a responsible business, we pride ourselves on inspiring people to make a difference. We collaborate with key partners and other housing associations to influence things that affect our colleagues, customers and society. We are one of the largest employers in Sunderland and landlords in the North East. Gentoo’s uniqueness and strength come from the dedication, skill and energy of our staff; they live our values daily and work to deliver Gentoo’s vision. We are proud to have been awarded IIP Gold status in recognition for our commitment to our people.
What we offer
We know our success is down to our people. So we like to reward your hard work with great benefits, including a superb salary structure, a fantastic pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a range of flexible working arrangements. We also like to reward long service and recognise the continued staff contribution through an online employee discount and recognition platform.
About the role
We would love someone to join us in our Transformation & Technology department and become part of a diverse, inclusive team of talented developers and analysts.
We are looking for an experienced Database Developer who has worked extensively with SQL Server and proven success in developing data models and ETL solutions. DBA experience would also be advantageous.
This is a key role within the team, offering autonomy regarding the approach to creating and maintaining the data architecture underpinning our systems. The post holder will be responsible for the strategic direction of our database technology and approach to data warehousing, along with supporting the delivery of our business intelligence offering.
Working within the Scrum framework, reporting directly to the Head of Technical Delivery, the post holder will work closely with systems and business analysts within the wider Transformation & Technology department, along with colleagues across the business. The ability to understand the needs of the business, whilst making complex solutions easily comprehensible is critical.
This is an exciting and rewarding role within a forward-thinking team who are always looking at innovative ways of delivering fantastic solutions within the business and evolving the sector at large.
We don’t just offer great benefits like a competitive salary and generous pension scheme; we understand how important it is to achieve the ideal work/life balance and to support this we offer flexible working, 29 days holiday and a 36 hour working week.