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Senior Database Administrator

S&P Global Dallas, United States
Posted 1 month ago Permanent Competitive
Senior Database Administrator
About the Role:
Grade Level (for internal use):
10 The Team:
Lending Solutions form the industry standard, a web-based platform dedicated to automating the lifecycle of trades in the global loan markets. The loan settlement platform simplifies trade settlement by providing a fully digitized, integrated, collaborative, real-time platform for buyers, sellers, service providers, and agent banks to capture, acknowledge, and settle primary and secondary market loan trades. It provides secure messaging solutions to improve settlement liquidity and efficiency in the loan markets, facilitates post-trade automation, and provides real-time reporting based on the status of open and historical trades. The wider business includes the leading global site for loan position reconciliation as well as secure wire instructions / administrative details, making our team a highly desirable environment for technology professionals interested in working for the global leader in the syndicated loan ecosystem.

Responsibilities & Impact:
We are seeking a bright, self-motivated DevOps DBA Engineer to join our Engineering team. The DevOps DBA Engineer is responsible for hands-on installing, configuring, scaling, and monitoring SQL Server infrastructure in AWS Cloud for global commercial software platforms. An ideal candidate would have good administrative hands-on experience in SQL Server and DevOps.

This position will suit candidates who enjoy both the technical and business aspects of developing, testing, deploying, and operating SQL Server database software to a schedule in an environment of high visibility and transparency around deliverables, business needs, and customer value. You will interface with various business units in the planning of major functionality, analyzing business functional requirements to determine the scope of work, and evaluating available application alternatives to support business needs.
Via your skills with operating highly available and fault tolerant multi-region SQL Server Databases in Cloud Environment.

Compensation/Benefits Information: (This section is only applicable to US candidates)

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $70,300 to $139,800. The final base salary for this role will be based on the individual's geographic location, as well as experience level, skill set, training, licenses, and certifications.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan. This role is not eligible for additional compensation such as an annual incentive bonus or sales commission plan.
This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, please click here .

What We're Looking For:
Basic Required Qualifications:
• Tools and automation-based monitoring of production environments to provide proactive alerts on system health and reliability.
• excellent hands-on experience with SQL Server setup and administration.
• Working experience with SQL Server Always on and distributed Always on.
• Good background in Windows administration.
• good background in AWS administration.
• Troubleshooting and resolving root cause issues in our dev, test, and production internal and cloud environments.
• Team member role in on-time, high-quality, and operational excellence.
• Take initiative and work independently on certain projects, while contributing to a large team on others.

SQL Server Database Management:
  • Install, configure, and maintain SQL Server instances databases and SQL Server Reporting services.
  • Monitor and optimize database performance, ensuring high availability and scalability.
  • Conduct regular backups, perform data recovery, and implement disaster recovery plans.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve database-related issues, including performance bottlenecks and security vulnerabilities.
  • Implement and maintain database security, access controls, and data encryption mechanisms.
Performance Optimization and Capacity Planning:

Identify and address performance bottlenecks in SQL Server databases by analyzing query execution plans, index strategies, and server configurations.
Conduct capacity planning exercises to estimate resource requirements and ensure optimal database performance and scalability.
Implement database tuning techniques, including index optimization, query optimization, and data partitioning strategies.

Documentation and Knowledge Sharing:

Create and maintain comprehensive documentation of database configurations, processes, and best practices.
Share knowledge to other team members on database administration and DevOps practices.
Infrastructure as Code (IaC):
leverage Terraform or similar tools to define and manage database infrastructure as code.
Design and maintain infrastructure templates and configuration scripts to enable rapid provisioning and reproducibility of database environments.
Collaborate with infrastructure and operations teams to ensure consistency and standardization of Database infrastructure configurations.
What We're Looking For:
• 7+ years of experience with supporting highly available large-scale OLTP production SQL Server Databases.
• Experience with using T-SQL and at least one scripting language such as Python, Bash, JavaScript, PowerShell, etc.
• Expert in SQL Server Database operational tasks
• Database & SSRS setup and administration
• Knowledge of AWS Services including: S3, VPC, Route 53, EC2, Load Balancing, CloudWatch
• Proven history of SQL Server DBA in AWS
• Good understanding of networking
• Experienced in Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform, CloudFormation or similar
Personal competencies
Personal impact
• Strong analytical, investigative, and problem-solving skills.
• Commitment to producing quality work promptly.
• Must be a confident, articulate, and fast learner
• Willing to progress in an exciting, fast-paced environment
• Self-starter with a natural curiosity to learn and develop capabilities.
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively with cross-functional teams.
• Strong team player who is comfortable working on a variety of projects using diverse technologies

Right to Work Requirements:
This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

Return to Work:
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative, Restart, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace. *Link here to careers site page when applicable*

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global we understand the importance of accurate, deep and insightful information. Our team of experts delivers unrivaled insights and leading data and technology solutions, partnering with customers to expand their perspective, operate with confidence, and make decisions with conviction.

For more information, visit .

What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:
Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:
We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.

We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.
For more information on benefits by country visit:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. 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: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), IFTECH202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 300270
Posted On: 2024-06-14
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Job ID  300270
New York, United States
35000 Employees Information Services
We accelerate progress: Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of...
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