S&P Global

Lead Database Administrator

Database Administrator in Denver, CO , Virginia, USA

Posted 2019-07-08

Job Description
You will be part of a world class Global Data Platform Services SQLOps team (Global DPS SQLOps (MI)) supporting our flagship product MI and other legacy product offerings of S&P Global Market Intelligence powered by various middle tier, database and OS technologies and used by tens of thousands of users globally. The team is responsible for ensuring Greater Reliability, High Performance, High Availability and Scalability.
You will work with a global team of intelligent and ambitious professionals recruited from top industries. The team is responsible for the database support, administration, scalability, performance tuning, release and architecture of large-scale data processing, aggregation and retrieval systems.

The Impact:

This is an extremely visible role as the database is the backbone of our flagship products. These products rely on data to allow our customers to find the companies, securities and markets they are interested in, to explore the relationships between entities, and to search using public identifiers (CUSIPs, ISINs, SEDOLs, Tickers, etc). This critical back-end driven data allows our users to value their portfolios, monitor market moving events, understand their risk and maintain their back-office systems.
Contribute to the achievement of Database Administration objectives
Work on issues where analysis of situation or data requires review of relevant factors.

What’s in it for you:

This is the place to hone your existing database and leadership skills while having the chance to become exposed to fresh and divergent technologies (e.g. SQL Server Analysis Services, Oracle, SQL Server Replication, SQL Server Clustering, SQL Server-AlwaysOn, Postgres, NoSQL, SOLR, Vertica, active-active Databases, and petabyte storage levels hosted on both on-premises and cloud platforms).
As a critical member of the team, you will have the opportunity collaborate with a global team of database administrators and engineers who have recently graduated as well as other team members who are experts in their domain.


As a Lead Database Administrator, you will Support, Administer, Manage, and Tune the multi-terabyte Database Systems that will enable S&P Global Market Intelligence to ingest, manage, process and serve-up Market Data Products (Research Content, Pricing, Ratings & Financial Aggregates) as well as our highly transactional and dynamic web-based MI and Legacy CIQ Platforms.

• Manage key database releases for QA, Pre-Production, Production and DR as part of the overall SDLC.
• Maintain database including patch applications and enhancements/upgrades of environments.
• Install upgrades and patches to existing databases servers
• Automate routine maintenance tasks using scripting technologies
• Solve non-routine problems and determine the best solution through cost/benefit analysis.
• Apply methods and procedures on new or special assignments.
• Work with other teams with in operations and peer groups like Development and QA as a lead and/or member.
• Work with IT Server Management and other groups and make sure that all events, incidents and problems are resolved as per the SLA.
• Improve efficiency and quality of delivery by automating routine tasks.
• Contribute to best of breed product support tools including run books, monitoring, and knowledge bases to aid in the product support process.
• Suggest improvements to current processes and tools we use and suggest implementation ideas.
• Perform database backups/ refreshes in non-prod environments.
• Participate 24x7 on call tier 3 support on a weekly rotating schedule
• Contribute to process and troubleshooting documentation.
• Should be able to support virtualized environment
• Work on different NO SQL technologies and provide solutions

What We are looking for:

We are looking for the kind of person who is not only a roll up the sleeves hard core database technologist, but also a passionate database team member who can lead by example and motivate their peers to excel.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering
• 7+ years of hands-on database administration, support and performance tuning experience
• Experience in a start-up or Agile or Dev Ops environment is a plus.
• ITIL V3 Foundation Certified is a plus
Preferred Qualifications:

• Good hands on experience on MS SQL Server and Postgres and NOSQL technologies
• Good hands on experience in Bash /PowerShell scripting
• Experience with additional RDMS like NoSQL, SOLR, Vertica, Oracle and cloud platforms like AWS is a huge Plus
• Good experience with database support, administration, performance tuning, and database monitoring.
• Moderate Experience with Transactional Replication and Log Shipping is a must.
• Basic knowledge on PowerShell or any other scripting or program language is a must.
• Knowledge SQL Server Analysis Services is a plus.
• Knowledge on Database Mirroring, AlwaysOn and Windows Clustering is a plus.
• Excellent communication skills, with strong verbal and writing proficiency.
• Ability to troubleshoot problems involving Client Libraries (like ADO.NET), Operating Systems, Network and Storage is a plus.


At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important—some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit, S&P Global Market Intelligence

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions on the basis of merit, capability and equality of opportunity, and without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on a person’s ability to perform his or her job.

Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

To all recruitment agencies: S&P Global does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward such resumes to any S&P Global employee, office location or website. S&P Global will not be responsible for any fees related such resumes.'

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

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Company summary

At S&P Global, we don’t give you intelligence—we give you essential intelligence. The essential intelligence you need to make decisions with conviction. Together, the divisions of S&P Global -- including S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices, and S&P Global Platts -- are the foremost providers of essential intelligence for the capital and commodities markets.

Whether it's analyzing data, innovating technology, or developing market insights, we're always looking for intellectually curious, progressive and passionate thinkers to join our team. With over 20,000 employees working across 95 offices around the globe, the diverse and vibrant community at S&P Global is unlike one you’ll find anywhere else.


401K matching; 4 weeks PTO; paternal leave; Tuition refund program; scholarship program for your children; commuter benefits; various discounts on products and services; gym membership discount.

Tech Stack

AWS, DevOps, Azure, Kubernetes, Ansible, Git, Jenkins, Python, Linux, C/C++, Java, C#, ASP.NET, Scala, RESTful APIs

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