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Senior Database Engineer
Ref No.: 18-14466
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Position Type:Direct Placement
Experience Level: 10 Years
Title: Direct Hire - Senior Database Engineer
Full time position
Downtown Boston location


Senior Database Engineer
This is not a traditional SQL developer but someone who has taken things to the next level of Cloud integration, heavy data experience (but not data warehousing), Linux & Windows – this person will be sitting in the business – specifically Investment Analytics and Data but reporting up through IT.  
Position Overview:
The Senior Database Engineer primarily responsible for the design, build out, performance and management of the data systems and technologies that drive our investment research process.  As a member of the Database Operations Team the Engineer will report to the manager of Database Operations and will work with the DBA team to provide technical expertise and guidance to the Investment Research Development staff. 
Candidates must have deep experience with relational database design and development on the SQL Server platform.  A solid understanding of SQL Server internals and the ability to spot problematic areas, analyze solutions, propose resolutions and direct their implementation is essential.  In addition to MS SQL administration the candidate will play a critical role in evaluating, piloting and migrating to alternative data stores that may be more appropriate based on the latency, parallelization and isolation demands of a variety of critical use cases.  Experience with cloud database technologies, primarily on AWS, preferred.   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. 
  • Work closely with Investment Research Development teams to ensure that database design and code is optimized, scalable, and meets standards regardless of platform
  • Evaluate new technologies and implement enhancements to existing platforms
  • Efficiently and effectively troubleshoot problems in all environments as they arise
  • Identify and correct bottlenecks
  • Review developer database code and work with developers to implement suggested enhancements
  • Occasional on-call responsibilities of mission critical systems
  • Contribute directly on data preparation and ETL workflows.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related technical field is preferred
  • 5-8 years of closely related experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and later
  • Experience designing and implementing non-relational database technologies (MongoDB, Hadoop, SPARK, etc.)
  • Advanced T-SQL programming, performance, and optimization techniques
  • Software development or scripting experience (PowerShell, python, C#, node.js, etc.)
  • Experience working with High Performance Computing supporting Machine Learning
  • Experience with database technologies running on AWS
  • Knowledge of Windows Server 2012/2016, Linux platforms