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DBA for Financial Services Firm in Chicago

From: Eric Levin <elevin(at)peak6(dot)com>
To: "pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: DBA for Financial Services Firm in Chicago
Date: 2011-02-09 20:55:57
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PEAK6 Investments, established in 1997, is a leading financial institution in Chicago with a demonstrated track record of success in proprietary trading. Specializing in inventory and risk management, PEAK6 Investments employs state of the art technology and proprietary tools and is thoroughly committed to building the next generation of automated trading systems and businesses. PEAK6 is constantly expanding its commercial focus to include leading-edge initiatives in the hedge fund, online media, retail options brokerage and institutional trading segments. Voted Chicago's Best and Brightest Employers to Work For, four of the last five years, PEAK6 Investments offers: competitive salary, performance bonuses, and a great benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid vacation, sickness and disability benefits, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, along with a casual work environment and dress code and the occasional yoga class. PEAK6 currently employs over 400 professionals and is rapidly growing in scope, complexity and depth of operation.
PEAK6 is currently seeking a Database Administrator to join our technology team. A successful candidate will administer, build, maintain, and optimize databases in a fast paced financial services company. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to join a growing organization.
Key Skills and Responsibilities:
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Ongoing support and administration of existing production, staging, QA and development database environments
*       Provide database support to ensure high availability and best sustainable performance
*       Review SQL code and implement all changes to the development and production databases
*       Work with development teams to optimize queries and stored procedures used in custom applications
*       Support back end for 3rd party applications (e.g. G/L, BI, CRM, etc.)

Requirements:
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2+ years hands on Linux or Unix experience
*       2+ years of experience working with one or more of PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server and mySQL (PostgreSQL is strongly preferred)
*       B.S. or equivalent education and work experience is required
*       Working knowledge and understanding of relational database/schema design, SQL query and stored procedure development and enhancement
*       Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous issues
*       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
*       Solid problem solving skills
*       Basic scripting skills required; development experience a plus



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