The ideal candidate should possess the capability to lead projects through all stages of implementation, demonstrating both independent and collaborative skills as required.
Lead the Data Platforms Team in overseeing the operational production database and reporting administration for a financial database systems environment, managing 450+ MSSQL Server instances (version 2014 - 2022).
Collaborate with technology and business leaders across the organization to identify priorities and requirements, and design, communicate, and deliver solutions.
Author tactical and strategic roadmaps, and oversee projects for Data Platforms delivery.
Evaluate, refine, and prioritize team projects and responsibilities using Jira and Jira Service Desk.
Develop and enforce IT standards, procedures, policies, access controls, and best practices.
Participate in data governance efforts and the annual audit.
Conduct performance reviews, provide constructive feedback, and facilitate professional development for team members.
Offer guidance to team members, fostering professional growth and career development opportunities.
Actively promote knowledge sharing and cross-training to enhance resource availability and reduce dependencies on key personnel.
Provide support to resolve escalated issues and discover root causes of production-impacting events.
Set training goals and assess skill development efforts as the team expands into AWS RDS solutions.
Review and enhance documentation for troubleshooting and resolution procedures.
Requires over 10 years of combined hands-on and managerial experience in administration and development using SQL Server.
Working technical experience in designing, building, installing, configuring, and supporting database solutions.
Experience effectively managing a team of database administrators supporting a production environment.
Ownership of tactical and strategic roadmap development and subsequent delivery.
Ability to work in a schedule-driven, regulated, and compliance-driven environment with a sense of urgency in response and delivery.
Excellent organizational, time management, documentation, and communication skills.
Committed to sustaining a collaborative, communicative, team-oriented, growth-oriented, customer-service-focused environment.
Experience in an investment/asset management or financial services company is highly desired.
Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.
Over 1 year of hands-on experience in designing and implementing cloud data solutions (e.g., AWS RDS, Redshift, Dynamo DB, Snowflake).
Solid understanding of multi-site design and hybrid designs, with knowledge of application flow and systems design being desirable.
Microsoft SQL Server, AWS Data Engineer/Specialist, and PMP certifications are a plus.