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Contract Database Engineer

Location: 
Boston
Date Posted: 
08/11/2021
Employment Type: 
Contract
Job ID: 
11686
Description: 

Database Engineer

Position Overview:

As a member of the Information Technology Department, the Database Engineer will work directly with an IT Delivery Team supporting Corporate and Performance and Attribution business teams.  The Database Engineer will assist with the build out new databases, enhance complex ETL processes and work on data warehousing for end-user reporting and analytics.  In addition, the Engineer will be responsible for support and administration of the team’s existing database environment, primarily Microsoft SQL Server.  The candidate should have experience in database development and data processing, administration, and performance tuning.  The role will have in office hours with an on-call rotation and occasional weekend maintenance work. 

A successful candidate is a motivated self-starter with an aptitude for learning new skills and environments quickly while multi-tasking on more than one deliverable.

What You’ll Do:

Support and enhance our existing application database infrastructure, provide administration and operational support of production databases, including on-call responsibilities.
Pro-actively tune and optimize existing workloads.
Contribute to automation efforts with respect to infrastructure as code and database code deployments.
Plan and execute the migration of existing data environments from on-premises to AWS and/or Snowflake.
Contribute to project-based work while managing the on-demand workload of pro-active support.
Collaborate with other teams to ensure best practices and adherence to architectural standards.
In addition to core database related responsibilities, the engineer will have an opportunity contribute to all aspects of product engineering within the team.
We’re Looking for Teammates With:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related technical field with 7+ years of experience as a database engineer in financial services or a similar domain.
Administration level expertise with Microsoft SQL Server.
Experience with operational support of production databases.
T-SQL programming, performance, and optimization
Experience with backup/recovery tasks, user administration, data system installation and configuration
Hands-on experience working with software engineering teams on data architecture and database design.
Software development or scripting experience (python, PowerShell, C#, node.js, etc.)
Experience with the following a plus:
Infrastructure as code, preferably HashiCorp Terraform
Amazon Web Services, including both relational and non-relational database services.
Snowflake Data Platform.