Database Engineer (NoSQL) at Novus - Strategy & Consulting, Remote, 3 Months+, £300-£400 per day

£300 - £400 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • Remote
  • Jun 11, 2024
up to 6 Months Information Technology

Contract Description

Location: Remote
Type: Contract (3 months, with a potential extension)

About the Company:
Novus is a boutique consultancy specialising in Financial Services, committed to pioneering solutions that address significant industry challenges. Join us to be at the forefront of innovation, utilising your expertise to influence major developments within the Financial Services sector.

Job Summary:
We are seeking an experienced Database Engineer to enhance our data infrastructure and contribute to our cloud-based initiatives. This role requires expertise in both traditional and cloud-native database technologies, as well as experience with NoSQL databases. You will be instrumental in designing robust data models and architectures that align with our strategic goals.

The first job to be done is to take a JSON data feed, using large data modelling preparing it for a NoSQL database.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Integrate NoSQL databases into the existing data ecosystem to enhance performance and scalability. (for example CosmosDB/MongoDB)
  • Experience in Data Modelling with JSON data feeds in preparation for NoSQL
  • Development of complex data models to support business requirements.
  • Implement and manage databases using MS SQL and Azure cloud-native database solutions.
  • Provide guidance on data storage, data extraction, and data retention policies.
  • Collaborate with IT and business teams to ensure that data solutions are scalable, sustainable, and secure.
  • Migration workstreams to move data from traditional databases to cloud-based systems.
  • Optimise data architecture to support real-time and batch data processing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong experience with NoSQL databases (especially CosmosDB) - this is a must.
  • 5 years of experience in data architecture (a focus on Azure environments is beneficial)
  • Extensive experience with MS SQL and other traditional database systems.
  • Strong Query / performance tuning experience.
  • Proven expertise in designing and implementing solutions using Azure cloud-native databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to design scalable and efficient data models.

Desirable Skills:

  • Certifications in data architecture or database management, particularly Azure.
  • Experience in Financial Services or consultancy environments.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.

Contract Details:

  • Initial 3-month contract with a high likelihood of extension.
  • Day rate: £300 - £400, depending on experience.

Job Types: Temporary contract, Fixed term contract, Freelance
Contract length: 3 months

Pay: £300.00-£400.00 per day


  • Flexitime
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Please indicate that you have recent experience with NoSQL (CosmosDB, MongoDB or other)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: Remote