Senior Database Administrator / SQL Developer (Permanent)

Open Position:

Title: Senior Database Administrator / SQL Developer (Permanent)

Vehicle Communications Software (VCS) – Cork, Ireland

Company Description

Snap-on Incorporated is a $9.3 billion leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of tool and equipment solutions for professional technicians, motor service shop owners, specialty repair centres, original equipment manufacturers, and industrial tool users world-wide. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation and industrial service industries.

Snap-on’s mission is to create value by providing innovative solutions to the transportation service and industrial markets worldwide. Snap-on has long been the leader in producing the highest quality hand tools for the professional technician, but today, Snap-on is more than a hand tool company. Today, Snap-on surrounds its customers with a full range of capabilities.

Snap-on’s present and future success is driven by its competitive advantages. These advantages give substance to Snap-on’s ambitions, shape its strategies and define the essence of its value as an investment and an institution. Snap-on has assembled the industry’s most complete portfolio of technology solutions and has the development capabilities to address the service challenges of tomorrow.

The Cork facility is one of several Snap-on global engineering sites and employs over 70 development professionals.  The European Vehicle Communication Software (VCS) team consists of 30 people within the Cork facility, operating within a wider team of employees located in the US, China, Australia and Brazil.

Snap-on Diagnostics ( ) is seeking to hire an outstanding Senior Database Administrator / SQL Developer to assist Snap-on’s Vehicle Communication Software (VCS) team maintain and release quality software products. Candidates must possess a keen interest in software development best practice. The candidate should be self-motivated, able to work on his/her own initiative and be able to work in a team environment.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of MS SQL Server administration best practice with regard to
    • Backup and restore strategies
    • Scheduled maintenance procedures
    • Performance analysis and troubleshooting
    • Query/data access optimization
  • Implement and document database administration and development best practice.
  • Develop and implement high availability database systems (99.9%+ uptime).
  • Work closely with I/T to determine and implement software and hardware upgrades as needed to promote system stability and performance
  • Design and implement data export mechanisms in support of data sharing activities across Snap-on subsidiaries.
  • Generating and publishing web enabled reports utilizing Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and Data Extraction Transformation Loading (ETL).
  • Generate ad-hoc reports and data extracts to assist authoring teams analyze data across multiple vehicles
  • Review and approve proposed SQL code changes.
  • Work with various constituencies to gather requirements for enhancements to the existing system.


Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 5 yrs experience in developing database software.
  • Minimum 5 yrs experience in managing mission critical database installations.
  • Expert in design and development of MS SQL Server 2005 and 2008 based software.
  • Expert in TSQL, SSRS, SSIS.
  • MCDBA, MCSE or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Desirable Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience with Oracle, Access, Excel and Interbase database platforms
  • Experience with/knowledge of Microsoft .Net technologies
  • Windows XP, 7 O/S experience
  • Experienced in a formal project management methodology

Person specification:

The candidate should be:

  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work on his/her own initiative and be able to work on a team.
  • Interaction with clients, customers and engineers, requires that the candidate be a good communicator in both verbal and the written word.


If you are interested in this position please email Ref: VCS – 044

Closing date for this position is Friday the 3rd February 2017