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Data Services Manager

Graduate at BRE Group

Data Services Manager

Graduate at BRE Group

  • LocationWatford, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 21 Jan, 2019
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive

BRE’s Sustainable Energy Team are looking to expand their science and engineering expertise with a new team member focussed on platforms and systems. The team primarily research and develop calculation methodologies, creating and maintaining calculation engine software and interface websites for governments, commercial organisations and individuals in a variety of areas related to the energy performance of buildings.organisations and individuals in a variety of areas related to the energy performance of buildings.

Over recent years the number of developments has increased to the point where they require a team member dedicated to website support and platform administration activities. This role will involve maintaining the Sustainable Energy Team’s web servers, databases, websites/webservices, and application development infrastructure, in liaison with the IT department, where appropriate. This is an opportunity for a creative and analytical thinker to be involved in a broad array of system support related tasks and take the lead on introducing new methods and practices, as appropriate. There would also be the opportunity to expand into other areas of the team’s work, depending on your background and interests.

Main Responsibilities

  • Managing Linux servers’ infrastructure (Decommission and setup of servers and application of appropriate patches and upgrades when necessary)
  • Maintaining security compliance
  • Managing backups (and recovery, if necessary)
  • Coordinating with the IT department and other appropriate individuals and teams throughout the company
  • Providing support as necessary to the wider team (introducing development best practices, etc).


  • Creative, analytical thinking skills
  • Experienced in administering components of LAMP stack
  • Experience of wider aspects of web application development / MySQL databases / Scripting / Linux
  • Excellent communication, planning and time management skills


  • Degree in a related subject
  • Experience with PHP (and frameworks), HTML/CSS, Ajax, Javascript, C++, Python
  • Awareness of / interest in Energy Performance and/or Building Services
  • Experience of data analysis and manipulation
  • Experience of Microsoft Windows Server

Person Specification

  • Creative, analytical thinking skills
  • Adept at problem solving and working with novel ideas
  • Strong willingness to expand current knowledge and further develop existing skills
  • Commitment to keeping up to date with relevant technologies
  • Articulate, and able to clearly express complex ideas and problems
  • Responsive to customer and delivery requirements
  • Attention to detail that ensures accuracy, consistency and quality

We are happy to provide training to the right individual in our business practices and methods. BRE can offer challenging opportunities with a competitive salary and attractive benefits that include a pension and life assurance, company bonus, profit share, alongside a pleasant working environment with on-site dining, sporting and public nursery facilities.

While this advert may state a specific location or hours, we encourage flexibility and are happy to have a conversation on how this role could be fulfilled in a different way

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Job location

Bucknalls Ln, Bricket Wood, Watford WD25 9NH, UK

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