Manager Database Administration

Fidelity Investments - Toronto, ON (8 months ago)

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Job Description

Business Overview

The Database Administration team at Fidelity Canada is responsible for ensuring optimal functioning of all databases. The tasks include management of performance, capacity, security and recoverability for the Oracle, Progress and MS SQL databases.

How Your Work Impacts the Organization

The Manager, Database Administration is responsible for planning, procurement, installation, configuration, testing, security, tuning and maintenance of all Database related technologies in support of the Canada and other Fidelity businesses as required. You will lead a team of database administrators with multiple DBMS, integration and development skills as it relates to database technologies.

What You Will Do

People Management

Coach, mentor and manage a team of technical direct reports
Manages and monitors workload of staff members, provides direction on project deliveries
Provides consistent and timely feedback to staff members regarding their performance and development
Financial Management

Prepare and manage departmental budget - includes forecasting and development of business cases (ROI) for approval
Work with vendors on the annual maintenance contracts of Database systems and look for opportunities to improve efficiencies
Strategic Collaboration

Develop business plans and strategies to support Fidelity Canada
Continually applies knowledge and expertise on initiatives and offers direction and guidance to the various groups involved to ensure successful outcomes
Database and Infrastructure Management

Responsible for architecture, planning, procurement, installation, configuration, testing and maintenance of all Database related technologies in support of the business
Ensure databases are supportable (by vendor) and under enforceable maintenance contracts at all times
Document processes as it relates to production and DR procedures
Ensure security and access compliance - including encryption where necessary
Field database audit requests and liaise with auditors on all aspects of database management
Research and champion the deployment of new technologies (e.g. Cloud) and features that benefit the business.
Continually seeks methods for enhancing the efficiency of the database environment
Responsible for timely delivery of multiple projects
Service and Change Management

Accountable for reliability, availability and security of the Database systems and infrastructure (24x7)
Ensure databases are properly tuned and performing optimally
Ensure availability SLA's are consistently met throughout the year
Represent the database team at change and (deployment) risk management meetings
The Expertise You Bring

University degree or college diploma in Information Systems or Engineering
More than 5 years of technology experience including 3 years in a people management preferably in the financial services industry
Thorough understanding and hands on experience in advanced RDBMS technologies as applied to various database systems
Fundamental knowledge of administering Progress Databases
Excellent performance tuning and database monitoring skills
Strong system integration skills with experience in enterprise storage, backup and recovery systems

Progress DB, Oracle advanced database technologies (Oracle 12 /RAC), MS SQL Server2016
UNIX, Windows and Linux scripting experience
The following are assets

Big-Data Technologies
Cloud Computing technologies
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Why Work at Fidelity?

We are proud to be recipients of the following:

Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2019)
Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2019
Canada’s Top Family Friendly Employers (2019)
2018 National HR Awards - Queen’s University IRC Professional Development Award

A Canadian Compassionate Company
An Imagine Canada Caring Company