Sr Database Administrator

IFDS Group - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Are you ready for new challenges working for a leading provider of global transfer agency solutions? We have an excellent opportunity for a Sr. DBA to join our team at International Financial Data Services (IFDS) to support leading edge technology and solutions that the financial industry is built on and excel in supporting global industry leaders in mutual fund, banking and insurance industries.

The Database Administrator’s role is to design, install, monitor, maintain, and performance tune production databases while ensuring high levels of data availability. You will serve as a key contributor to the Core Technology team with responsibilities for SAP Sybase/ASE Replication Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, and MS SQL Server database administration and for developing, implementing, and supporting database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software.

Oversee operational aspects of SAP Sybase/ASE Replication Server

Ensure daily replication report is accurate and delivered on time

Ensure daily monitoring reports are reviewed, and any issues reported

Follow the process developed for reporting and following up on issues

Establish and document operational objectives and work plans, improvement plans, and delegate assignments as appropriate

Ensure Data security and integrity

Proactively monitor database systems to predict performance issues

Perform analysis and evaluate database performance to maximize efficiencies and take advantage of tuning opportunities

Work with and provide recommendations to application development teams to appropriately restructure data for maximum efficiency

Perform complex database maintenance such as, but not limited to, executing complex, corrective action database utilities, designing script structures, appropriately defining indexes, analyzing requirements, and designing database access paths to meet performance requirements

Interpret business and/or process requirements and create physical database designs of moderate complexity. This may include multiple components of a system and/or a collection of tables for an application

Research and participate in the implementation of new database features

Demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of physical database design, troubleshoot and resolve complex, high-severity issues and mentor technical support staff

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience as a SAP Sybase/ASE Replication Server DBA is essential

Experience in PostgreSQL Management Tools in a Linux Environment

Experience operating in Red Hat Linux, Windows and VMware environments

Experience with MySQL and MS SQL Server administration

Experience with Oracle Server administration

Ability to work independently and in small groups/teams

Ability to provide technical and process leadership to other team members

Ability to work in a multifaceted, high pressure environment under tight deadlines

Assistance in on-going technology improvement projects

IFDS Canada encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment process. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. Please be aware that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted for this position.