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Senior Sybase DBA Developer

Jump Trading

Job Description

Jump Trading is a globally-positioned, proprietary trading firm that remains on the cutting edge of algorithmic trading. We are a privately funded company and do not rely on outside investors or private equity. With offices in Chicago, London, Singapore and most recently New York, we trade across all major asset classes in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Because of our ongoing commitment to technology and human capital we have become an industry leader, quietly setting the standard for sophisticated trading strategies. We enjoy a casual atmosphere and a flat organizational structure.

 Our managing partners are passionate about supporting the exploration of new strategies and concepts throughout the company. They not only encourage new ideas, they expect them. We are more than 350 people with an incredibly diverse set of backgrounds, but collectively we share in our commitment to innovation and Jump's continued success.

At Jump, potential candidates will find a group of people committed to intellectual rigor, strong teamwork, and the pursuit of great discoveries. We recognize that to remain successful, it is imperative that we continue to hire and retain exceptional talent. We offer exceptional compensation and benefits packages.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • SQL development experience to include:
  • Gather business requirements and transform them into logical and physical database mode
  • Create detailed database design specification
  • Develop stored procedures, triggers, scripts to provide the database support for multiple application development teams
  • Experience debugging, tuning, modifying and creating complex stored procedure
  • ASE administration experience to include:
  • Perform database monitoring, tuning and performance optimization
  • Install, maintain, administer and tune Sybase ASE 15 instances
  • Plan future database capacity requirements
  • Monitor usage and performance of databases and underlying software/hardware and identify/resolve problems or potential problems prior to their occurrence
  • Plan, develop, test and execute: DB backup & recovery, data changes, schema changes, DB housekeeping, scripts, user account & access, replication, software upgrades, system recovery and data warehouse loading and integration

Experience and Skills:

  • Effectively communicate and interact with various teams within the firm: Linux/Network/SAN admins, TradeDesk support, Application developers, Traders, Clearing, Compliance, etc
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • 5+ years of SQL skills on a Sybase environment
  • 5+ years of Sybase administration skills on Unix/Linux
  • Scripting experience, preferably in Perl/Python/Shell
  • Sybase ASE 15 experience, Sybase IQ a plus, Sybase Replication a plus
  • Data warehousing experience – has worked with large datasets – preferably IQ
  • Experience with BI and ETL tools
  • Business experience in finance/banking
  • Ability to manage multiple deliverables in a fast paced environment
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field
  • Weekend and off hours on call schedule
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Job Location
600 W Chicago Ave, Suite 825
Chicago, IL 60654
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Employment Type:
Full Time
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