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Sr. SQL Server DBA

| Greater Boulder Area

Markit Digital is looking for an experienced Database Administrator to provide support for our diverse SQL Server estate and contribute to new deployments and projects.  A challenging role that provides exposure to the finance industry, SQL Clustering, Cloud architecture, and several versions of SQL Server including 2014 and 2016.

You will be a vital part of an experienced DBA team sharing support, ideas, and experience. You will have the opportunity to improve Markit Digitals database release processes, define new standards, and have an active role in shaping the services provided by the team.


Duties & Accountabilities

  • Perform proactive checks on production servers
  • Participate in out-of-hours and on-call rotations
  • Performance Tuning T-SQL
  • Resource capacity planning (CPU, memory, IO, storage)
  • Engage with SQL development resources

Technical competencies

  • SQL 2005 – 2016
  • Solid TSQL scripting
  • Advanced performance tuning and troubleshooting skills
  • SQL replication
  • Database design, normalization
  • Understanding of storage hardware, architecture and design
  • SQL high availability /disaster recovery technologies
  • SQL upgrade experience
  • SQL user provisioning and management
  • Mindset for automating/scripting
  • Knowledge of MySQL/NoSQL technologies a plus. 
  • Microsoft O/S proficiency

Business competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 5+ years of DBA experience in an enterprise IT environment
  • 5+ years’ experience as an MS SQL DBA
  • Planning and delivering projects
  • Experience in performance tuning and problem troubleshooting.
  • Past liaison with business and development groups
  • Previous adherence to change control policies
  • Solid knowledge/hands on experience developing/maintaining OLTP and
  • Warehouse environments, including VLDB and BI stack


Personal competencies

  • Experience in a company with agreed Service Level Agreements to internal business units or external clients
  • Ability to understand business objectives and focus and prioritize multiple projects accordingly
  • Financial exposure not required but any experience would be beneficial
  • Willingness to collaborate and develop others
  • Self-starter who can work with little supervision
  • Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations
  • Focused on delivery
  • Ability to influence others in a positive manner
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and business counterparts in a language they understand is essential, both written and verbal

It is the policy of IHS Markit to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, IHS Markit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. For candidates in the US, we are a participant in E-Verify (see link below).

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Our neighbors are Ozo, Upslope Brewing Company and many rotating food trucks! Bike to work (yours or borrow ours), ample parking, bus stops nearby

An Insider's view of IHS Markit Digital

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Uniqueness and creativity can be seen in all areas here! We have a digital community bulletin board where you can buy, sell, or post just about anything (seriously, anything!), a company sponsored picnic that includes spirited cornhole competitions, and regular group outings like running or cycling, before, during, or after work.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My teammates and I come from a diverse set of backgrounds and combine our unique perspectives to provide innovative solutions to problems. As a result, our products push new boundaries and delight our clients.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

IHS Markit Digital has provided me a unique set of opportunities, giving my career a healthy jumpstart. I joined as a college summer intern 3 years ago, and am now a full-time Product Analyst! I love the sense of community here, and value working with a leadership team who provides both a supportive and challenging work environment.


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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our culture promotes hard work while also living a fulfilling life outside of the office. We all love spending time working together on challenging projects, and when the time comes to get away, the support is felt throughout the company. Whether it's an extended vacation or volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!


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What are IHS Markit Digital Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Generous Well-Being account to pay for your wellness related expenses, pet insurance, ECO pass, loaner bikes and bike room, showers and locker room onsite.

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