Senior Database & Data Platform Administrator

About AGF:
As an independent and diversified global asset management firm, AGF brings a disciplined approach to delivering excellence in investment management and to providing an exceptional client experience. Being an independent firm has allowed us to make strategic acquisitions that improve our client service experience and enable us to offer new and innovative products, while enhancing our research capabilities. Our suite of diverse investment solutions extends globally to a wide range of clients, from individual investors and financial advisors to institutions, including pension plans, corporate plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, and foundations.
About the Role:
As a Senior Database and Data Platform Administrator, the primary responsibility is to ensure that database servers and cloud data platforms are maintained and secured to provide optimal services to users and application owners.
Your Responsibilities:
  • Operation and support of Microsoft SQL databases including:
    • Installation, setup and configuration of SQL database servers
    • Monitor and troubleshoot database backups, disk space, and server availability.
    • Setup, configuration and management of SQL replication
    • Work closely with other departments to ensure platform stability and optimal performance
    • Deploy service packs and vulnerability security patches
    • Provide database technical support to business users related to designing and implementing DB schema and procedures
  • Installing, configuring and maintaining data platform environments focused primarily on an Azure ecosystem using toolsets such as (but not limited to):
    • Azure Data Factory
    • Azure Databricks clusters
    • Azure Data Lake (Gen 2)
    • Power BI administration
    • Azure SQL (PaaS)
    • Azure DevOps
    • Azure Synapse
  • Respond to tickets, change requests and customer requests in a timely manner
  • Flexible and able to facilitate an on-call rotation schedule for incident response and maintenance activities.
Your Qualifications
  • You are passionate about system level troubleshooting and have the desire and ability to jump into new technologies to drive incident/problem resolution.
  • Degree in computer science, business or another IT related discipline
  • 7+ years of experience in Database Administration on SQL Server 2012 and newer
  • Hands on experience in Always-On Availability Groups (AAG) and HA/DR Troubleshooting
  • Hands on experience with SSRS, SSAS, SSIS, T-SQL scripting and SQL trace
  • Expertise in writing complex database queries
  • Extensive knowledge working with Microsoft Azure ecosystem
  • Strong knowledge about Azure Databricks, ADLS, Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse
  • Strong knowledge maintaining Power BI environments including Data Gateways, Workspace administration and configuration, promotion process
  • Experience working with Azure DevOps code repositories and pipelines
  • Experience with PowerShell, ARM templates, Terraform and Python is an asset
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent work ethic, client-centric, and professional conduct when interacting both within and outside of the team
  • A focused, proactive and detail-oriented approach to completing tasks with good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks both independently and within the team according to existing priorities
  • Share workload and willingness to assume new responsibilities with changing business and technology requirements
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written, ability to write routine business correspondence and reports
  • Must be committed to incorporating security into all decisions and daily job responsibilities
No unsolicited agency referrals please.
AGF is an equal opportunity employer. AGF welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request in all aspects of our recruitment and selection process. It is the Company’s policy to recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best qualified person for the job. AGF does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable legislation.

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