Senior Database Administrator

Chicago, Illinois
Intel Operations – Data Platform /
Full-Time /
Belvedere Trading is a leading proprietary trading firm proudly headquartered in downtown Chicago. Our traders work hard to provide liquidity to the market through their market-making activities and are the masters of a diverse set of commodities, interest rates, exchange-traded funds (ETF), and equity index options. From the beginning, we began iteratively investing in our proprietary technology and committing to building our systems from the ground up. Our trading models and software systems are continually re-engineered, optimized, and maintained to stay on top of the industry. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated efforts of our technology teams who utilize and perfect our innovative technology solutions. 
Our Intel focus is to deliver high-quality technology solutions to our core and affiliated groups. We strive to understand and support end-user needs, leverage data to gauge effectiveness, and advance our trading infrastructure by stabilizing all departments. The Business Intelligence team strives to ensure that
properly curated data is in the hands of the people who need it. They deliver the data and tools Belvedere
needs to perform complex analytics and make data driven decisions. We look for passionate team members that excel and their contribution is critical to our continued success. 

Belvedere is looking for someone passionate about monitoring, maintaining, and providing operational oversight and strategic planning of our entire database platform. You will improve the performance and efficiency of our data storage and access systems that deliver the high-quality and reliable data that our business depends on.
You will lead the design of software and infrastructure to achieve high availability, stability, and integrity of our data systems. You will contribute to the design of our data warehouse and data pipeline processes. Planning out initiatives to the structure and integrity of the firm. As part of the Data Platform Team at Belvedere, you must be ready to dig deeply into complex problems, adapt to changes in technologies and business requirements, and voice your perspective on improving the team experience and outcomes. 

What you'll do

    • Own the continuous operation of on-prem and cloud databases (SQL Server, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud SQL) 
    • Ensure the DBA team quickly respond to incidents affecting the performance and usability of data systems. 
    • Address performance issues by identifying and implementing solutions, which may involve hardware upgrades, server configuration adjustments, or optimizing queries and indexes. 
    • Support developers with efficient query and data modeling for traditional SQL, SQL Warehouse, and NoSQL use cases  
    • Design monitoring, dashboards, and operational health and maintenance plans for our Databases 
    • Ensure support and diagnose issues with data pipelines, ETL jobs, replication, and other critical systems dependent on databases with DBA team. 
    • Debug code in applications, notebooks, and batch jobs to identify and improve query performance and behavior. 
    • Develop a working mastery of our data sources and business use cases through partnering with teams and self-learning.

What you'll need

    • Proficiency with SQL query optimization and performance with client code
    • Experience operating and supporting database infrastructure across multiple technologies within cloud on-prem systems
    • Experience in installation and configuration of new SQL Servers as required. 
    • Familiarity with DB change control processes and tools 
    • Production-tested experience utilizing clustering, mirroring, and replication technologies.
    • Exposure to working in modern cloud data warehouses and tools.  
    • Comfort using or learning to use development languages and tools, esp. Python. 
    • Attention to detail and curiosity to understand data. 
    • Unrelenting desire to get to the bottom of the problem and get it right.   
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.   
    • Passionate about supporting data consumers and development teams during working hours.  
    • 7+ years of experience preferred.   
Women and underrepresented groups frequently apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.
We encourage you to break that mold and apply. No candidate is perfect; all have a lot to offer. We welcome your application.

Core Values
The secret to our award-winning culture is our Core Values: Team Belvedere, Me In Team, Own It, Iterative Innovation, and Passionate Discourse. We live and breathe these values every day.
Our Stance
Belvedere is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a non-discriminatory employment environment for its employees. Discrimination against employees and applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, military, and veteran status is prohibited. Belvedere encourages initiatives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees. Belvedere is committed to providing a positive environment in which team members are treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy. Our firm believes in a dynamic culture of inclusion and diversity, where people thrive on individual and organizational characteristics, values, experiences, and backgrounds.
Please note that Belvedere Trading does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resumes will become the property of Team Belvedere. No phone calls, please.
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Work Schedule: Regular and reliable attendance during standard business hours
Amount of Travel Required: None
Sponsorship: Not available for this position