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Informa Business Intelligence | Senior SQL DBA - New York


Informa Business Intelligence, part of the FTSE 100 Informa Group, currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior SQL DBA to join our growing TMT Intelligence team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior SQL DBA to assist with the launch and ongoing development of a new product platform, utilising the latest set of progressive technologies, for an expanding global intelligence business in the midst of a large scale growth investment programme.

Informa Business Intelligence provides specialist data, intelligence and insight to businesses and professionals, helping them make better decisions, gain competitive advantage and enhance return on investment. We operate within five core industry sectors: Pharma & Healthcare; Finance; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Maritime & Law and Agribusiness & Commodities.



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Reporting into Head of Technology Delivery for the TMT division, the successful Senior SQL DBA will initially work with an external vendor in developing and launching a new product within the planned timeframe, before taking over technical ownership and management of the underlying databases and ETL processes. As part of a large central technology group, the Senior SQL DBA will work with product management, data and analyst teams in support of the TMT division’s product development roadmap.


We are looking for an experienced DBA who has held a Senior or Technical lead position in a commercial development environment, with excellent communication skills and experience of developing enterprise level web applications.



Product development and maintenance


  • Ensure adherence to coding standards in own code and junior team members and act as a mentor to ensure quality
  • Build knowledge of current and emerging technologies relevant to TMT Intelligence platform technology stack
  • Take responsibility for the technical delivery and quality of TMT Intelligence databases and ETL processes
  • Act as data technical lead on development projects; able to recommend best practice solutions to technical problems
  • Able to effectively understand and translate product and business requirements into technical solutions
  • Adopt and promote Agile development methods and test-driven development
  • Provide technical support for existing products and help ensure the smooth running of their updating and maintenance
  • Provide clear communication to project team and report on progress against planned milestones
  • Liaise regularly with product managers to agree task priorities and quantify resource requirements for development projects
  • Provide influence and leadership with regards to determining and implementing overall data standards, guidelines and best practices
  • Liaise with and support the DevOps



Key Technical Skills:


  • Commercial hands-on development experience with some of the following technologies and practices including, but not limited to:
    • SQL Server 2008 to 2016
    • SSIS
  • Database / ETL process design and optimisation
  • Performance tuning using a range of tools
  • Extensive "Test first" TDD experience within coding frameworks around the following areas is essential:
    • Build and Unit testing
    • Integration tests
    • Smoke tests
    • Acceptance tests


Desirable Technical Skills


  • Commercial development experience using AWS infrastructure is essential. Related desirable skills including but not limited to:
    • Deployment of servers using scripting
    • Shipping files between S3 & SQL
    • Auto-scaling groups
  • Utilising various technologies to maintain a CI/CD pipeline, including but not limited to:
    • Packer
    • Terraform
    • TeamCity
  • Experience interacting-with NoSQL technologies such as ElasticSearch



Key Requirements:


  • A strong development background in SSIS
  • A desire to keep ahead of new and evolving technologies
  • Demonstrable experience of developing commercial customer-facing web applications with an emphasis on data, security and usability
  • Experienced in supporting, modifying and maintaining systems/code designed by others
  • Proven experience of managing/mentoring junior team members
  • Ability to liaise with the development team, third party stakeholders and the wider business
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience




About Informa:


Informa’s Business Intelligence (BI) division provides specialist data, intelligence and insight to our customers, helping them make better decisions, gain competitive advantage and enhance return on investment.


BI has a valuable portfolio of digital subscription products, providing business critical intelligence to global, regional and niche communities within five core industry sectors: Pharma & Healthcare; Finance; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Maritime & Law and Agribusiness & Commodities.


Informa is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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London, London, City of, United Kingdom
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UK London Christchurch Court (23)
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