Sr Administrator, Database Administration

S&P Global
Full time Full day
About the Role:

Grade Level (for internal use): 12

S&P Global Market Intelligence

The Role : Senior Database Administrator

The Location : Islamabad

Grade : 10A

The Team :

You will be part of a world class Data Solutions Engineering, SQLOps team supporting our flagship product MI and other legacy product offerings of S&P Global Market Intelligence powered by various middle tier, database and OS technologies and used by tens of thousands of users globally. The team is responsible for ensuring Greater Reliability, High Performance, High Availability and Scalability.

You will work with a global team of intelligent and ambitious professionals recruited from top industries. The team is responsible for the database support, administration, scalability, performance tuning, Data replications, release and architecture of large-scale data processing, aggregation and retrieval systems.

The Impact :

This is an extremely visible role as the database is the backbone of our flagship products. These products rely on data to allow our customers to find the companies, securities and markets they are interested in, to explore the relationships between entities, and to search using public identifiers (CUSIPs, ISINs, SEDOLs, Tickers, etc). This critical backend driven data allows our users to value their portfolios, monitor market moving events, understand their risk and maintain their back-office systems.

Contribute to the achievement of Database Administration objectives

Work on issues where analysis of situation or data requires review of relevant factors.

What’s in it for you :

This is the place to hone your existing database and leadership skills while having the chance to become exposed to fresh and divergent technologies (e.g. SQL Server Analysis Services, Oracle, SQL Server Replication, SQL Server Clustering, SQL Server-AlwaysOn, Postgres, NoSQL, SOLR, Vertica, active-active Databases, and petabyte storage levels hosted on both on-prem and cloud platforms).

As a critical member of the team, you will have the opportunity collaborate with a global team of database administrators and engineers who have recently graduated as well as other team members who are experts in their domain.

Responsibilities :

As a Senior Database Administrator, you will Support, Administer, Manage, and Tune the multi-terabyte Database Systems that will enable S&P Global Market Intelligence to ingest, manage, process and serve-up Market Data Products (Research Content, Pricing, Ratings & Financial Aggregates) as well as our highly transactional and dynamic web-based MI and Legacy CIQ Platforms.

Manage key database releases for QA, Pre-Production, Production and DR as part of the overall SDLC.

Maintain database including patch applications and enhancements/upgrades of environments.

Administer environment refreshes using native and other available tools.

Should be able to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues, replication errors and database blocking.

Required good knowledge and skills on SQL Replication topologies (Transactional/Merge/Snapshot).

Install upgrades and patches to existing databases servers

Automate routine maintenance tasks using scripting technologies

Solve, non-routine problems and determine the best solution through cost/benefit analysis.

Apply methods and procedures on new or special assignments.

Work with other teams with in operations and peer groups like Development and QA as a lead and/or member.

Work with IT Server Management and other groups and make sure that all events, incidents and problems are resolved as per the SLA.

Improve efficiency and quality of delivery by automating routine tasks.

Contribute to best of breed product support tools including run books, monitoring, and knowledge bases to aid in the product support process.

Suggest improvements to current processes and tools we use and also suggest implementation ideas.

Willing to work on 24/7 shifts

Perform database backups/ refreshes in non-prod environments.

Participate 24x7 on call tier 3 support on a weekly rotating schedule

Contribute to process and troubleshooting documentation.

Should be able to support virtualized environment

Data integration between different platforms and DBMS

Working experience and ability to troubleshoot issues while data transfer via tools like Atunity, NiFi etc.

Practical knowledge on any monitoring tools like DPA, Sentry, DataDog and Foglight should be preferred.

What We are looking for :

We are looking for the kind of person who is not only a roll up the sleeves hard core database technologist, but also a passionate database team member who can lead by example and motivate their peers to excel.

Basic Qualifications :

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering

3+ years of hands-on database administration, support and performance tuning experience

Experience in a start-up or Agile or Dev Ops environment is a plus.

AWS Certification is a plus

Preferred Qualifications :

Good hands on experience on MS SQL Server and Postgres

Experience with additional RDMS like NoSQL, SOLR, Vertica, Oracle and cloud platforms like AWS is a huge Plus

Good experience with database support, administration, performance tuning, and database monitoring.

Moderate Experience with Transactional Replication and Log Shipping is a must.

Basic knowledge on PowerShell or any other scripting or program language is a must.

Knowledge SQL Server Analysis Services is a plus.

Knowledge on Database Mirroring, AlwaysOn and Windows Clustering is a plus.

Excellent communication skills, with strong verbal and writing proficiencies.

Ability to troubleshoot problems involving Client Libraries (like ADO.NET), Operating Systems, Network and Storage is a plus.

About S&P Global Market Intelligence :

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important—some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global we understand the importance of accurate, deep and insightful information. Our team of experts delivers unrivaled insights and leading data and technology solutions, partnering with customers to expand their perspective, operate with confidence, and make decisions with conviction.

For more information, visit .

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:

Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.

Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.

Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.

Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.

Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.

Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:

At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: [email protected] and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

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Job ID: 302182

Posted On: 2024-06-21

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

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