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Database Technical Solutions Lead

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Recruiter: Schroders
Listed on: 27th August 2019
Location: London
Type: Permanent

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About Schroders 
We are a Global Investment Manager helping institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world to invest money to achieve their goals, fulfil their ambitions and prepare for their future.

The Team
As a member of the Global Hosting team you will be part of the wider Technology family, working alongside (sometimes physically, sometimes virtually) colleagues in all serviceline's around the world.  
Global Hosting are responsible for the Wintel, Unix / Solaris, Storage, Database, Backups, Cloud and Automation serviceline's, from an operational perspective through to design and delivery.  As such, you and other team members at all levels will have a huge amount of experience between you to help each other where needed.
You will be based at our offices in The City of London, however our new Technology Operations Centre on the Broadlands Business Campus near Horsham in West Sussex will never be too far away. 
What You Will do
Work as part of a Global multi-locational cross-matrix team in a dynamic and high pressured environment
Responsible for managing and mentoring the Global Engineering team within the serviceline 
Responsible for the overall serviceline's Global Policies and Standards
Responsible for the overall serviceline's Global roadmap of both existing and new technologies
Work with all Role Levels to ensure delivery of suitable and sufficient training within the Global Serviceline 
Research, suggest and introduce new Global technologies that may provide a business benefit to Schroders in terms of cost and / or competitiveness in the market
Overall responsibility for vendor management within the related serviceline
Form a professional working relationship with other Global Technology Serviceline Technical Leads to ensure shared services as a whole are delivered as expected
Form a professional working relationship with all levels of the Global Serviceline, including Service Desk, Operations and Engineering teams
Responsible for ensuring the overall delivered Global serviceline meets or exceeds the requirements of the Business
Availability Management - Responsible for ensuring the Global serviceline meets or exceeds the availability requirements of the Business
Capacity Management - Responsible for working with Service Management to ensure the Global serviceline meets or exceeds the capacity requirements of the Business
Responsible for ensuring that Schroders Information Security policies and standards are adhered to for all solutions within the Global serviceline
Responsible for ensuring that Schroders Compliance policies and standards are adhered to for all solutions within the Global serviceline
Responsible for risk management for the related Global Serviceline
Provide cost effective and operationally efficient design services using automation where possible 
Responsible for forecasting and adhering to financial budgets
Proactively seek continual service improvement opportunities 
Overall responsibility for the design of all Products in the Serviceline
Responsible for providing serviceline engagement for any new solution at the Design stage to ensure Global serviceline policies and standards are adhered to
Responsible for providing technical governance throughout the lifecycle of any new solution or project
Responsible for ensuring Serviceline Products complete sufficient end to end Service Transition through to live
Act as the Global Serviceline Champion within Schroders, representing the Serviceline where necessary
Act as a point of escalation for the Global Serviceline, providing guidance, support and expertise when required as part of normal activities, projects and incidents
Provide the highest level of internal customer relationship management at all times
Out of hours work, weekend work and being on-call will be required
The Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications That You Will Have
Solution design experience
Architectural governance experience
Vendor Management experience
Experience of leading and working as part of a technical global team 
Experience in evidentially based testing through all stages of the testing lifecycle
Certification as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) or Oracle Professional
An understanding of the importance of metrics and statistics when measuring performance and capacity
In-depth technical knowledge of the following…
MS SQL 2005 - 2017 onwards (up to 12TB) and / or Oracle 10 onwards
High Availability using SQL AlwaysOn and / or Oracle Dataguard, Clustering and Windows Operating systems
*NIX administrative skills
Experience of delivering improvement through debugging code and optimising queries
Creation and development of scheduled database maintenance routines
Active Directory in relation to databases
Power shell, Bash, scripting and automation in relation to databases
Security and vulnerability based approach to security hardening

The Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications That Will Help
Experience of working in the financial sector
Experience, knowledge or a qualification in the ITIL Framework
Experience of ServiceNow
Experience of Splunk
Knowledge of backup solutions
Knowledge of storage solutions
Working knowledge of Sybase and NoSQL
Knowledge of Hyper converged technologies
Working in an Agile environment
A degree-level qualification in a computing or technical discipline 

We are Looking For the Best, Whoever You Are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer, meaning that we welcome you whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or age.

Note to Agencies:
Schroders does not accept speculative CVs from agencies. We do have a PSL who are invited to support us when required.  We only pay fees to agencies instructed to send CVs and are submitted through our recruitment portal.  We do not pay fees on speculative or unsolicited CVs sent to Schroders or Schroders employees and reserve the right to contact unsolicited CVs directly.