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IHS Markit Database Administrator in Dallas, Texas

The Shared Services team is responsible for managing and supporting our Managed Services clients. The role involves being a member of the database team within Shared Services which is responsible for maintaining managed services databases in 3rd party data centers and on the cloud including:

  • Administration

  • Housekeeping

  • Change Management

  • S upport and issue resolution

  • Monitoring

  • Tuning

    Furthermore, the Shared Services team is responsible for all of the infrastructure and automation required to support continuous integration and continuous delivery.

  • Maintenance and provisioning of all internal environment and integration databases

  • Administration of all internal oracle and postgres instances and servers

  • Development, documentation and governance of all DDL and DML product scripts

  • Packaging of Database Releases

  • Providing client troubleshooting support and SQL script development / reviews and general postgres and oracle expertise for the support desk

  • Offering support and expertise to ensure maximum uptime of environments

  • Ensure that client SLAs are strictly adhered to and their primary focus will be on continuous performant operations

  • Involved in core team tasks including data modelling, governance and quality of database artefacts as well as release packaging

    Candidates will be required to liaise with the other teams in Shared Services to ensure the overall team works together as a unit. Candidates will also need to be able to liaise with various other groups (e.g. Architecture, Design Authority, Support) to ensure changes to the database or support issues are dealt with comprehensively. Candidates should be familiar with operating in a challenging production environment supported from different locations and should also have a good appreciation of Development processes, toolsets and delivery infrastructure, and be comfortable working with multiple differing systems and tools. The successful applicant will be required to work within a team structure. The candidate should demonstrate a willingness to learn new technologies, processes, toolsets and be comfortable working with multiple differing systems.

    Duties & accountabilities

  • Management of managed services environments

  • Provide support for any database related issues to all clients, particularly managed services clients

  • Manage high severity incidents via process and work with all stakeholders to resolve issues as soon as possible including attending client bridge calls

  • Ensure Database requests are dealt with within defined SLA’s

  • Modelling and scripting database changes for all our products

  • Ensure client releases are packaged and made available in a timely manner

  • Be available for on-call rotation

  • Document all work, particularly around Managed Services

    Education & experience

  • 5+ years of experience in similar role with Degree in Technology, Computer Science, IT or a related course

  • Extremely Proficient in Postgres - Administration, Performance and Tuning, psql, PL/pgSQL, pgdump, ora2pg

  • Good Linux/Unix knowledge

  • Good Database skills - Data Modelling, Database Release management

  • Good oracle knowledge and experience - Administration, Performance Monitoring, Datapump & RMAN, SQL, PL/SQL

    Experience of the following technologies:

  • ASM

  • RAC

  • JIRA

  • Shell scripting

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Amazon RDS

    Knowledge of the following technologies beneficial:

  • Data Guard

  • python

    Commercial awareness

  • Knowledge of Corporate Actions business is major plus

  • Knowledge of financial markets or financial feeds would be very useful

    Personal impact

  • Significant customer service focus

  • Willingness to learn new skills

  • Excellent Problem Solving Skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong inter-personal skills with practical, can-do approach

  • Self-motivated, proactive work ethic

  • Good personal time management and ability to complete individual work assignments without daily supervision


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact (Accessibility@ihsmarkit.com) or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law). In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

For information please click on the following links:

IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct (https://investor.ihsmarkit.com/static-files/86e1cd0a-429d-4398-9f95-c54d4c2fa1e0) Right to Work EEO is the Law (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) EEO is the Law Supplement Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)


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IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

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