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Sybase IQ DBA

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Job ID Number: 1372
Employment Type: Contractor
Minimum Degree: Bachelors
Location: NEW YORK, NY
Contact: Connections of NY
Category: Database
Salary Range: N/A
Consultant Range: N/A
Description: Sybase IQ DBA
One year contract

The Market Risk Management & Analysis (MRMA) group is responsible for calculating, for all trading desks and all financial products globally, the Firm?s trading risks arising from market factors. These calculations are analyzed and reported to a variety of audiences, including trading desks themselves, as well as senior management of the Firm, and external regulators. MRMA interacts closely with trading desks for the production of these calculations, as position information, market sensitivities, and pricing calculators are shared between the front office and MRMA.
Market Risk Technology (MRT) provides primary Application Development and Technical Support to the MRMA group. MRT is a global team of over 100 developers located in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangalore.
We are looking for a strong Sybase IQ technologist serve in an Application DBA role. This role would include working with developers and development teams on design and performance review of database components of our application, as well as participating in the maintenance, enhancement, and daily operation of the existing capabilities, including typical DBA tasks (server configuration, backup, management). Ideal candidates will possess a combination of strong Sybase IQ technical skills, ideally with some knowledge of Sybase ASE and/or IBM DB2 as well.
Requirements: Principal Responsibilities
Work with Market Risk Technology developers to assist in design and rollout of new software on the Sybase IQ platform. Responsibilities would span technical design, development, testing, tuning, release and support.
Along with Firmwide DBA team, take responsibility for operation of Market Risk Technology database servers, including Sybase ASE, IBM DB2 and Sybase IQ.
Experience / Skills
Required
? Significant expertise and professional experience in Sybase IQ operations and administration
? Track record of technical excellence with an emphasis on quality and focus on testing and continuous improvements
? Strong communication skills
? Strong initiative and sense of ownership
? Working knowledge and proficiency in software engineering principles applicable to large systems
? Willingness to learn and work with a proprietary development platform and language (SecDB and Slang)
Preferred
? Knowledge of Sybase ASE and/or IBM DB2
? Knowledge of some area of trading, and basic familiarity with one or more categories of financial instruments

Please submit a brief summary about why you think you might be a good fit along with your resume.