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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Quantitative Database Developer - Capital IQ (Chicago, IL)

Job Title: Senior SQL Server DBA / Quantitative Database Developer
Location: Chicago, IL


Throughout your career, you’ve been able to solve large-scale database challenges quickly, correctly and consistently. You’ve developed a strong understanding of how to build and administer to data warehouses that are terabytes in size for speed, accuracy and productivity. You may have even worked within the financial services industry, and you’ve seen the mistakes others have made in database architecture. Now you’re looking for a new challenge, a challenge that would enable you to do things the right way.

Capital IQ seeks an experienced SQL Server DBA/Database Developer to join our team to develop quantitative research and data products for the global equity markets. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in large-scale database design and Microsoft SQL server implementation. In an industry where a thirty-minute delay means millions of dollars, you will also develop, test and maintain database procedures for our global platform and production applications that must be, in a word, bulletproof. You will face interesting challenges and be counted on to creatively determine how best to get your job done.

In addition to designing, implementing and tuning the data warehouse solutions to support our application development and internal processes, you will work with various data financial vendors, including but not be limited to: CRSP, Compustat, I/B/E/S, and a variety of smaller data vendors to establish ETL processes for automated daily data load and production. You must value the free exchange ideas, soliciting critical feedback to make your work better, and, above all, finding the best solution to the challenge at hand.

Along with technical skills, the ideal candidate will demonstrate strong character, integrity and respect for others. You will be part of a young, smart and entrepreneurial environment, one where you can run with your ideas and directly impact the group’s bottom-line.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • 3-5 years of significant experience with Microsoft SQL server required.
  • Strong knowledge of C#, XML, IIS, and excellent knowledge of .NET frameworks preferred.
  • Strong skills using DTS, Integration Service, tuning complex T-SQL, troubleshooting database performance problems, and administering a very large database is a must.
  • Working experience with ETL process and financial industry data vendors such as FactSet, COMPUSTAT, IBES and global indexes desired.
  • Prior experience in data modeling, preparing ER diagrams would be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with statistical and modeling packages such as Matlab, SAS and other SQL database technologies and/or quantitative research environments is a plus.
  • A professional, detail-oriented, and energetic personality with the ability to work and thrive in an entrepreneurial and team environment. Must be willing to take direction, but also share ideas and feedback in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Must have a BS or MS in computer science or related field with excellent academic credentials; a graduate degree is strongly preferred.
  • Financial/investment industry knowledge is desirable.

Capital IQ provides high-impact information solutions to more than 2,000 leading financial institutions, advisory firms and corporations. Its solutions are based on the Capital IQ web platform, a unique combination of global private and public capital market data and software applications that enable end users to draw deep market insights, generate better ideas, optimize relationships and simplify workflow.

To learn more about Capital IQ, visit us at www.capitaliq.com. To apply to this position please send your resume to sysiqjobopps@capitaliq.com. Please include:

  • The title of this position in the subject header.
  • A BRIEF cover letter highlighting with your experience in the body of the e-mail. E-mails without a cover letter will not be read.
  • Attach your resume as a Word document or PDF.

Capital IQ is an equal opportunity employer.

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