Jobs at Angel Solutions

SQL Developer

Job Code: DEV0524

Starting Salary: £38,000 - £45,000 (plus benefits)
Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Hybrid role (remote & Liverpool office as required)
Closing Date: Friday, 30 August, 2024 - 5pm

Are you passionate about exploiting the maximum potential of data? Do you have proven experience creating, maintaining and improving existing database structures and SQL queries for accuracy and performance? Can you troubleshoot and resolve complex database issues, bottlenecks and constraints? Does it excite you to generate novel insight and analysis from vast pools of information?

Job Requirements

  • Degree-level education in computer science, information systems or a related field
  • At least five years of proven experience as a database developer, proficient in SQL Server and T-SQL.
  • Familiarity with data modelling and database design principles
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be a British citizen, or have the status of indefinite leave to remain and work without restriction in the UK

Education & Qualifications

  • Experience handling large volumes of data (terabytes or more, preferably)
  • Experience working with educational data or with the education sector
  • Knowledge of data protection regulations
  • Knowledge of web systems
  • Experience with productivity tools such as Jira, Confluence, and Slack
  • Experience with a general-purpose programming language, preferably Python or C#

Day-to-Day Role

  • Develop, maintain and enhance database objects to ensure accuracy and performance.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex database issues, including performance tuning and optimization.
  • Produce realistic test, training and demo data for developer and test teams.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure data integrity, security, and optimal system performance.
  • Stay current with database technologies, trends, and best practices.

Job Description

This role is within our Data Team, which is critical in ensuring the success of our internal systems and external products. They get knee-deep in our SQL Server databases, create new objects and structures, maintain and enhance existing functionality, and troubleshoot issues. All this ensures our products meet our primary markets’ needs – schools, local authorities, and multi-academy trusts (MATs).

Data is essential to the education sector. Our team is crucial in providing insights, supporting decision-making, and helping customers understand their strengths and challenges, become more efficient, and deliver value.

We have a nationwide reach and impact on education, working with every local authority, a growing number of MATs, and 20,000 schools across England. As a result, our team handles vast amounts of data of varying types: from tens of millions of pupil assessment and census records to hundreds of thousands of lesson observations and performance management reviews, from data relating to vulnerable children to up-to-the-minute pupil attendance records. The sensitivity of this data means security is paramount.

This is a hybrid role which will require regular time working from our office in Liverpool.

Benefits & Culture

We know we're biased, but we really do think Angel is a great place to work!

  • Hybrid Working: We offer a blend of remote and office-based working based on the needs of the individual and the business.
  • Your Birthday Off: In addition to Annual Leave allowance
  • Regular Finish Early Fridays: as a reward for all your hard work
  • Innovation Days: Time to get away from "normal" and work differently
  • Ongoing Training & Qualifications: Learning is at the core of who we are
  • Creative Office Space: We have a ball pool, swings, popcorn machine, a gypsy caravan...
  • Surprise Treat-Days: Park fun days, meals out, workshops… who knows what's next?
  • Parental Leave: Maternity, paternity and adoption leave from day one
  • Dependents Leave Allowance: Time off if your child / family member is poorly
  • Private Medical Insurance: Because we want to know you're looked after
  • Christmas Shutdown: In addition to annual leave allowance. We love Christmas and it's a great time to rest and recharge those batteries!
  • Earn More Every Month: After probation, all employees automatically receive an incremental monthly salary increase, amounting to £500 every year.

What We Do at Angel Solutions…

Angel Solutions creates pioneering web-based software that serves the education industry (teachers, leaders, school improvement officers, education data analysts and more). Most of our products are designed to save people time and deliver powerful data analysis, but that's not all we're about! We also strive to be creative and innovative in everything we do, and want to remain a friendly, close-knit team even as the company continues to grow.

How to apply

Please Please complete an online application now at You'll need to give a few quick details, upload your CV and briefly explain why you think you're suitable for the role. We'll contact suitable applicants shortly after the closing date.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies or similar!

Please note: We require all employees to undergo regular Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks, because we work with schools and sensitive data.

Life at Angel

Check out our latest photos on Flickr for an idea of what life is like when you're part of our team…

Find Out More About Us

Go back to our Jobs Page