We are looking for a Senior Database Engineer who will support the introduction and management of database technologies at Ontario Teachers’.
This is a senior technical role responsible for database strategy, planning, design and continuous improvement and alongside service providers lead all aspects of implementation.
A key responsibility for the Senior Database Engineer will be gathering and translating technical requirements into infrastructure solution designs to run database systems at scale on-premise and in the cloud.
This role is additionally responsible for relationship management with key vendors and internal partners, managing services, processes and important metrics related to system design efficiency, requirements traceability, customer and partner satisfaction, system design quality and system availability to take proactive actions and deliver expected levels of system capability.
Working under the direction of the Sr. Manager, Database Engineering, the Engineering Lead will mentor and coach other technical staff and our managed services staff.
You will partner with architects, application developers, QA, product teams and internal technology groups to provide end to end technical oversight for project solutions.
Analyze System Requirements
Analyze existing databases technologies to ensure they are effectively meeting the needs of the organization.
Coordinate with all areas of the organization to see that the system is working as optimally as it should. He/She also analyzes business requirements to identify where they can integrate new compute, storage, operating systems and data platform solutions.
Recommend Alternative Technologies and Improvements
Perform market research and evaluations including Proof of Concepts of new technologies and may recommend alternative data platforms or improvements.
Lead Design and Review of New Systems
Develop and detail the proposed technical design for the integration and implementation of any new system/service and will work with service providers / teams to ensure accurate understanding of the IT system design(s).
Defines TI Standards and Strategies, including configurations and settings (hardening, security, logging, backup/recovery, patching and platform standard methodologies).
Responsible for artifact management relating to design standards, templates, patterns, reference architectures and other design documentation standards.
Participate in evaluating the success of the project, identifying best practices and lessons learned and provide feedback to leadership and incorporates this information into future integration plans.
Developing and documenting standard operating procedures, improvements to design, build, configuration or operational functions based on measurement of reliability or efficiency of the service.
Management of technology licenses, asset management, prioritizing and assigning work to vendor staff, and the evaluation of OTPP and vendor operations performance.
Expert understanding of database technologies
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Studies, IT or meaningful experience, with a minimum of 10 years in IT
5 years of demonstrated ability in designing Enterprise Infrastructure Services running various Compute, Network & Storage ecosystems
3 or more years in designing, developing, deploying and running database services and creating database automations (infrastructure as code)
Significant experience in the design of distributed, highly available database systems following on-premise, hybrid or public cloud models
Demonstrated ability to generate and maintain technical documentation
Experience in contributing to a complete Project Life Cycle process including but not limited to project Request-Discovery-Planning-Delivery and Closure landmarks
ITIL Foundations and TOGAF certification preferred
What we’re offering
Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage
Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program
A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
Competitive time off
Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year
Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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How to apply
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Functional Areas:Information Technology