UniVerse Application Developer, Basic, Financial Investment Firm
Location: Dallas, TX
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This is a client we have worked with for the past 2 years and have successfully placed four candidates in their development group. We work directly with the hiring manager and get full cooperation in the hiring process.

  • Established, progressive, growing company.
  • One of the top 10 financial firms in the world in its class; very stable and profitable.
  • Mid-size; 150 employees, 7 in software development
  • Excellent benefits, tops in the industry: Bonus of up to 50% of salary, 401k Matching, Dependent Medical Insurance at no cost, 3 weeks vacation, Flex Spending, and more.
  • Excellent work environment.
  • Successful executive management and technology teams.

The Database Administrator is responsible for the overall operation, integrity, security, and accessibility of SQL database systems. Duties include:
  • Manage database release management processes and coordinate maintenance of development, testing, and production environments.
  • Setup backup and recovery strategy; maintain routine backup jobs; perform recovery as needed.
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to help enhance and support databases, enterprise systems, software packages, and internal tools.
  • Interface with development project teams to ensure efficient database operations and provide value that assures effective use of SQL Server Databases.
  • Coordinate with development team, systems team, vendors, and all level users to solve any database related issues.
  • Establish and maintain database designs, firm-wide database strategy, performance tuning, query optimization, procedures, applications, processes, and documentation.
  • Evaluate and recommend software and hardware components to improve system performance.
  • Researching new database and development technologies.
  • Meeting delivery targets for projects, and providing timely status reports for those projects.
  • Primary database technology is MS SQL Server, others include Oracle and Universe.

  • Demonstrate database administration capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in high-energy, goal-oriented team development environment.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple assignments simultaneously, anticipate required activities/tasks, and work according to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Thorough knowledge of source control procedures, and knowledge of database management tools like SQL Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, Erwin and Visio.
  • 3-4 years professional experience with Microsoft SQL Server installation, configuration, and migration, Transact-SQL programming, DTS packages, data warehousing, database design and data modeling, backup and recovery management, capacity planning, query optimization and performance tuning.
  • B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree.

  • Experience with Automate, Universe, .NET database development, spreadsheet application development (VBA
  • Experience with SQL Server log shipping and replication environments
  • Experience working with financial market data and financial applications, including trading systems, portfolio management, accounting, and/or tax systems.

  • 80k -95k + Bonus Plan (Up to 50% of base salary)
  • 401K company match up to 15K.
  • Major Medical paid for dependents at no cost to employee.
  • 3 week vacation starting off.

Relocation: Possibly for financial investment experience.