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The Database Administrator is directly responsible for integrity and security of data, large hedge funds are using for trading and all other aspects of their business. 

About Agio

Agio is a hybrid managed IT and cybersecurity provider servicing the financial services, health care and payments industries. The company has extensive experience supporting the alternative investment space, specializing in hedge funds, private equity firms and asset managers. Agio offers technology hosting, monitoring, management, helpdesk, disaster prevention and recovery, as well as managed security, 360° cybersecurity programs, virtual CISO (vCISO) support and cybersecurity consulting. With nearly 280 employees, the company is headquartered in New York, NY with its Network Management Center (NOC) in Norman, OK and Security Operations Center (SOC) in Raleigh, NC. For more information, please visit https://agio.com/. 

Relevancy

The Database Administrator is directly responsible for integrity and security of data, large hedge funds are using for trading and all other aspects of their business. Ensuring databases are running at their peak performance allows our clients to have the most up to date information when they need it, where they need it, in order to make the most accurate decisions possible. Communicating with the client when there is an issue is the highest priority, so the client knows when their data might not be at it’s best. Your ability to work closely with the team will allow us to keep each other on the same page and to motivate each other to continue to improve. The ability to work without supervision will ensure we maintain our high-quality service to the clients while allowing the team their turn to train and improve the team as a whole.  

Objectives - Year 1

  • Be able to operate in our client’s environments with little to no assistance, understanding the responsibilities and constantly meet client expectations   
  • Working with our customers (web developers and computer programmers) on a daily basis  
  • Ongoing maintenance & administration of assigned systems  
  • Assistance with execution of projects related to areas of responsibility  
  • Identifying the needs of clients and meeting these needs through proper data research  
  • Developing, configuring and maintaining databases and related systems. This includes writing well-formed, efficient SQL queries, views, jobs and stored procedures to collect, process relevant data  
  • Developing test sets for monitoring database functionality through 24X7 monitoring systems  
  • Optimizing database performance through database performance tuning  
  • Configuring and validating database backup routines on a regular basis  
  • Assist with recovery of lost or corrupt data  
  • Following direction provided by the customer, but remaining mindful and aware of the overall environment and the long-term plan for that environment   

Responsibilities

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve database related issues in a timely manner  
  • Proactively diagnose/assess the database environment before problems arise  
  • Managing database-related release management activities for staging and production systems  
  • Collecting, organizing and managing data  
  • Ensure the integrity and security of data from unauthorized individuals  
  • Oversight and control of data resources for the organization  
  • Deploying and maintaining resilient data replication schemes  
  • Ability to follow change management and/or ITIL processes.  
  • Ability to work from a ticketing system and provide updates to clients and team 

Requirements

  • 3+ years of MS SQL Server DBA experience or related formal database education or DBA certification  
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills  
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills   
  • Strong understanding of database platforms in an enterprise infrastructure with the ability to utilize database administration tools   

The strongest candidates will also have:   

  • Industry certifications (MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA, VPC, etc.)  
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines and handle multiple tasks  
  • Familiar with Change Management and ITIL processes  
  • Ability to provide timely and informative follow-up to end-users  
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and organize competing work demands with little oversight  

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