Director - Database Systems- DEVOPS


Newark, NJ

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 170 days ago

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Our client is one of the largest fixed income asset managers globally, managing assets for institutional, retail and affiliated clients worldwide, with headquarters in the United States (NJ - easy commute from NYC) and offices in London, Ireland, Tokyo and Singapore.

The Director, Database System - DevOps position is a new opportunity and is responsible for systems management activities in the US, Ireland and Japan. Those responsibilities include actively managing production databases, compute and DevOps infrastructure. The position reports to the VP Systems for the Fixed Income business.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Installing and testing new frameworks and software development tools
  • Leading change within the IT department to improve DevOps best practices and effectiveness
  • Managing production application infrastructure
  • Partner withQuantitative Research team to support application requirements
  • Partner with IT vendors to influence product roadmaps to provide the firm with competitive advantage using best practices and trends
  • Maintain relationships with other business partners, vendors and professional organizations
  • Lead efforts to adopt DevOps globally
  • Support staff in solving problems & incorporating new processes & technology to support the business
  • Maintain a well-controlled and resilient technology environment, including the identification and management of IT risks in coordination with company policies and IT governance standards


  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and partnering skills
  • 5+ years experience managing database, high performance compute and DevOps infrastructure
  • 3+ years experience with database ETL and database query optimization
  • Cloudera/Hadoop, SAP/Sybase, SAP Replication Server, Data Marts & SQL Server experience a +
  • Experience supporting a quantitative modelling team a plus
  • AWS, Google Cloud or Azure experience a plus
  • 2+ years experience in SCRUM/ Agile teams
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineeringrequired. Graduate degree a plus
  • Strong diagnostic, analytic and problem solving skills
  • Proven technical project management and change management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work w/senior management on strategic initiatives & on-going business support
  • Excellent organization, communication, collaboration and time management skills

$160K - $180K