Sr. Database Architect in Windsor, CT at Voya

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Job Description

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**Resource can either reside in our Jacksonville, FL or Windsor, CT location.**

Position Summary:

The highest level technical resource for dealing with the most important, complex, or risky situations related to development, design, implementation and maintenance of efficient databases to align with and support business requirements and achieve operational excellence.

Position Description:

  • Researches and leads exploitation of new database technologies, methodologies and functionality.
  • Ensures physical database performance, availability, recovery, maintenance, integrity and capacity requirements are met through formulations and monitoring of policies, procedures and standards relating to database management.
  • Provides strategic leadership related to specific databases; provides a high degree of coordination between user, technical, application and business units to ensure effective data management as an organization.
  • Ensures solutions meet business objectives and establishes and maintains a high level of user trust and confidence in IT’s knowledge of and concern for users’ business needs.
  • Establishes organization-wide standards for database architectures, design, tools, and methodologies, developing solutions that will meet customer requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a directly related field; Master's Degree preferred.
  • Ten years of professional IT experience.
  • Willingness to work with customers of varying levels of technical expertise in a high-pressure, complex environment.
  • Experience in designing, modeling, developing and supporting large RDBMSs
  • Experience in database concepts/design/deployment, Structured Query Language (SQL), relational databse design techniques.
  • Expert in the design of high availability and high performance databases.
  • Expert knowledge of logical and physical database design.
  • Excellent consulting, analytical and communications skills.

Desired experience:

  • Oracle Database Hardware and Cloud Platforms - Exa lines
  • Big Data technologies - Analytics, Hadoop, Streaming
  • Open Source database products/projects - variety
  • Cloud database services, AWS Aurora, Google Spanner
  • Platform as a Service, Database as a Service, 12 Factor Application and Micro Service Architectures

Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

Learn more about Critical Skills.