Senior DBA

MS SQL Server, Hadoop or Temporal Databases, Database Architecture
Full Time
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

      I.          Position Title

Senior DBA

    II.          About the Company

We are a private investment firm. Founded in 1989, we have been able to generate superior rates of risk-adjusted returns by actively trading the global financial, commodity and equity markets.

The trading approach is quantitative and systematic in nature and is based on statistical modeling of market processes. Our success can be attributed to a disciplined trading approach, a relentless drive to research new and existing ideas and the focus and dedication of our staff. We are headquartered in The Bahamas with our staff of over 45 dispersed across the globe.

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  III.          About the Founder of the Company

Harald McPike (or Harry) is a highly successful quantitative trader and global private investor. As the owner of the QuantRes group of companies, Harry has been actively trading in the global financial markets for over 25 years using his own proprietary, algorithmic trading strategies. Leveraging his unique understanding of risk management, he utilizes complex quantitative research methods and leading-edge technology to develop world-class trading strategies that exploit market inefficiencies. Harry’s global investments encompass a wide array of asset classes where the strategy reflects his passion for technology and expertise in finance.


  IV.          Position Summary

We are looking to hire a talented individual to be part of a team surrounding the acquisition and administration of financial reference and high-frequency tick data. This individual will be assuming full responsibility and ownership over our database system, with the expectation of providing technical expertise and support for all database clients.

With real-world data happening 24/7 it is critical to have our development, test and production processes covered by high-quality oversight, control and continuous availability. This will include a wide range of activities ranging from maximizing uptime, data access support, performance turning, change management to troubleshooting.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for someone passionate about data technology, extremely meticulous and detail orientated, with a drive for producing high-quality work in a hands-on role.  Your primary goal shall be to improve the robustness and performance of the company’s data infrastructure.



    V.          Key Responsibilities and Competencies

  • Take full ownership over database systems after a structured transition period involving existing DBA staff.
  • Provide expert guidance and SQL knowledge to developers when they are  designing data models and data access layers.
  • Exert control over direct access to database by developers, and be able to plan and implement a transition away from known anti-patterns.
  • Support Integration Testing in the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Monitor, analyze daily operations, suggest and implement improvements.
  • Designing database architecture.
  • Planning and performing required backups and migrations.
  • Act as a mentor within the Data team
  • Actively take part in building a robust DataOps process.
  • Use industry-standard tools and techniques to monitor our data environment.
  • Build and maintain documentation on our data environment.
  • Work with existing DBA staff to manage and provide after-hours support for critical core business processes that interface with the database.

  VI.          Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in a technical discipline preferred.
  • 5+ years in a database administrator role with MS SQL Server.
  • Experience with Hadoop and/or temporal databases would be an asset.
  • Domain knowledge of finance or trading would be a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Excellent communication skills that facilitate teamwork and interaction with colleagues including strong stakeholder engagement.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • A strong drive for results and continual improvement.

VII.          Location and travel requirements

The Senior DBA will work primarily from The Bahamas headquarters.


Dice Id : 10449280
Position Id : 342971
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