Sr Database Engineer
Thomson Reuters
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
6d ago

Job Description

We’re looking for Senior Database Engineers with AWS expertise and who enjoy challenging problems.

Our stack includes .NET, MSSQL, Postgres and Python deployed on Amazon Web Services.

About the Role

In this opportunity as a Sr. Database Engineer, you will :

  • Be a team player : Collaborate with team to design, build, and optimize our real-time, multi-tenant DB based product
  • Develop and Deliver :
  • Scale and optimize performance via schema design, query tuning, and index creation
  • Build highly available, scalable, fault-tolerant infrastructure leveraging both MSMSQL / Postgres and AWS (RDS and SQL on EC2)
  • Leverage continuous build and deployment tools and practices
  • Perform monitoring, backup, and automation
  • Investigate and triage complex technical issues with databases, storage, and networks in production environments
  • Ensure accurate documentation exists for all services and solutions
  • Build and maintain a deep working knowledge of all technical and business initiatives
  • Ensure established SLAs are met or exceeded, with supporting reports or dashboards
  • Design and build tech can offer for data pipelines
  • Be innovative : Implement solutions in response to new or existing business objectives and timelines
  • Be an Agile Person : With a strong sense of urgency and a desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, you will deliver solutions against strict timelines
  • About You

    You’re a fit for the role of Senior Database Engineer if you have :

  • A Bachelor's Degree or Master s in Computer Science discipline, and at least 1 AWS Certification is a must.
  • 5+ years of experience as a Database engineer and 2+ years on the AWS Cloud platform
  • Experience in Database Administration, Configuration, Installation, Architecture Design, and Troubleshooting of SQL Server 2016 / 2019
  • Experience in SQL Server Migration and Upgradation
  • Design and Implement High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions.
  • Optimize existing code and designed indexes to improve Application Performance.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and release deployment activities.
  • Maintain database Standard and Security as defined at the Enterprise level. Expert understanding of role, profile, grants, and privileges, providing and setting up DB access at a different level for different groups of users.
  • Experience in investigating and remediating complex SQL Server performance issues across the entire SQL Server product stack : relational DB objects (stored procedures, functions, indexes) and SSRS reports.
  • Meet recovery objectives RPO, RTO, and SLA's regarding the databases for SQL Server Disaster Recovery
  • Conducting root cause analysis for critical issues with problem fixes.
  • Good to have exposure to automation and exposure to scripting like Python / PowerShell would be a good to have.
  • Document User Manual Operations guide for database team.
  • What’s in it For You?

    At Thomson Reuters, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth :

    Learning & Development :

    On-the-job coaching & learning, tuition reimbursement, exposure to leading-edge technology

    Career growth - ability to work on multiple projects and / or with various teams

    Access to Hackathons, Unconferences, Harvard Manage Mentor and more, we offer learning opportunities for everyone

    Benefits : Flexible work arrangements, comprehensive health coverage that’s effective day one

    Perks : Social events & activities, employee discount programs through corporate perks

    Flexibility : We've been named as one of Forbes, Best Companies for Work / Life Balance

    Global Opportunities : We have employees in over 90 countries, working across 3 different industries

    Your wellbeing : We offer a program that focuses on making our lives healthier

    Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future?

    At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services Reuters.

    We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most : advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

    We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion.

    At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them.

    Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


    As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex / gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law.

    Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

    We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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