Volant Trading

  • Senior Database Administrator

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    We have a great opportunity available for a Senior Database Administrator with our team in New York City.  The talented individual will partner and be a collaborative team player in the this role.  


    Volant is a technology-driven trading firm made up of a close-knit group of quantitative traders and technologists.  For over 10 years we have specialized in automated options, futures, and equities trading from our offices in New York, Chicago, and Hong Kong. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial culture, flat hierarchy, and cross team collaboration.


    The Senior DBA will analyze and formalize information needs and build database solutions to support those needs as well as support operational db systems. 


    • Establish and maintain database management systems, standards, guidelines, and quality assurance for database deliverables including conceptual design, logical database, capacity planning, external data interface specification, data loading plan, data maintenance plan and security policy.
    • Install, configure and monitor PostgreSQL, MySQL server, MS SQL
    • Participate in decisions around data warehouse architecture and more specifically data models and database design.
    • Provide on-call support for heavy usage, high traffic databases
    • Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot replication
    • Analyze query performance and provide solutions
    • Evaluate new DBMS and related technologies


    The ideal candidate will possess the following: 

    • 5+ years RDBMS DBA experience with 3 years of which are in supporting live and development environments
    • Knowledge of Python
    • Demonstrable experience in physical and logical DB design
    • Experience with Shell scripting and DAO
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the US

    Volant Trading is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


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