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Lead Database Engineer (SQL Server databases and Redshift/Aurora Postgres database clusters)

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Job Description

Job Details:

Technical Role: Lead Database Engineer

Who We Look For:

  • Our technology group is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with exciting changes under way.
  • We are looking for a senior database engineer to align with technology leaders in creating Center of Excellence in designing and implementing databases across Fixed Income.
  • Our ideal candidate will have proven experience in designing, configuring, and implementing large scale SQL Server databases on-prem and Redshift/Aurora databases on AWS.
  • The right candidate for this role will identify this challenge as a unique and valuable opportunity to help drive our global technology transformation, so if this sounds interesting, then this could be the place for you. 


What You Will Do:

  • Lead the configuration, design, and implementation of large-scale SQL Server databases and Redshift/Aurora Postgres database clusters
  • Design and implement disaster recovery solutions to meet business RPO & RTO requirements
  • Design indexing, query tuning and partitioning strategies to improve database performance and reduce SQL query response times
  • Design and implement solutions to migrate data from large on-prem SQL databases to Redshift databases in AWS
  • Develop scripting solutions to automate operational database tasks (DDL/DML deployment, security management and database maintenance)
  • Implement proactive monitoring and maintenance solutions to improve reliability and scalability of our enterprise database platforms
  • Partner with architecture and engineering teams in the design, development, and implementation of new database applications
  • Collaborate with engineering and support teams in defining, documenting, and evangelizing database best practices

What You Will Need:

  • 10+ years of experience in the architecture, design, and implementation of large-scale RDBMS database systems
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in the design, implementation, and management of multi-node Redshift & Aurora Postgres database clusters on AWS
  • Strong experience in database schema design, use of sort keys and distribution keys in Redshift and indexing strategies in Aurora Postgres
  • Strong knowledge of security related concepts in AWS databases (IAM roles, users, policies, temporary credentials, and security groups)
  • Hands-on experience with bash / python scripting and source code management tools such as GIT
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (Kanban/Scrum) including tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.

What We Would Love to See:

Experience with financial services datasets across investment, product and distribution functions.

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