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Engineering Lead, DatabaseThe opportunity

We are looking for an Infrastructure Engineering Database Lead who will support the introduction and management of database technologies at Ontario Teachers’. This is a senior technical role responsible for database strategy, planning, design and continuous improvement and alongside service providers lead all aspects of implementation. A key responsibility for the Lead will be gathering and translating technical requirements into infrastructure solution designs to run database systems at scale on-premise and in the cloud.

This role is additionally responsible for relationship management with key vendors and internal partners, managing services, processes and important metrics, related to system design efficiency, requirements traceability, customer and partner happiness, system design quality and system availability in order to take proactive actions and deliver expected levels of system capability.

Who you’ll work with

Engineering Lead, Database will work under the direction of the Sr. Manager, Database Engineering, the Engineering Lead will mentor and coach junior technical staff and our managed services staff.

You will partner with architects, application developers, QA, application managers and internal technology groups to provide end to end technical oversight for project solutions.

What you’ll do

Analyze System Requirements

  • Analyze existing databases technologies to ensure they are effectively meeting the needs of the organization

  • Coordinate with all areas of the organization to see that the system is working as optimally as it should

  • Analyze business requirements to identify where they can integrate new compute, storage, operating systems, and data store solutions

Recommend Alternative Technologies and Improvements

  • Perform market research and evaluations including Proof of Concepts of new technologies and may recommend alternative data platforms or improvements

Lead Design and Review of New Systems

  • Develop and detail the proposed technical design for the integration and implementation of any new system/service and will work with service providers / teams to ensure accurate understanding of the IT system design(s)

  • Defines TI Standards and Strategies, including configurations and settings (hardening, security, logging, backup/recovery, patching and platform standard methodologies)

  • Responsible for artifact management relating to design standards, templates, patterns, reference architectures and other design documentation standards

Evaluate Projects

  • Participate in evaluating the success of the project, identifying best practices and lessons learned and give feedback to leadership and incorporates this information into future integration plans

Operations Management

  • Developing and documenting standard operating procedures, improvements to design, build, configuration or operational functions based on measurement of reliability or efficiency of the service

  • Management of technology licenses, asset management, prioritizing and assigning work to vendor staff, and the evaluation of OTPP and vendor operations performance

What you’ll need
  • Expert understanding of database technologies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Studies, IT or meaningful experience, with a minimum of 10 years in IT

  • 5 years of demonstrated ability in crafting designing Enterprise Infrastructure Services running various Compute, Network & Storage ecosystems

  • 3 or more years in designing, developing, deploying and running database services and creating database automations (infrastructure as code)

  • Significant experience in the design of distributed, highly available database systems following on-premise, hybrid or public cloud models

  • Demonstrated ability to generate and maintain technical documentation

  • Experience in contributing to a complete Project Life Cycle process including but not limited to project; Request-Discovery-Planning-Delivery and Closure landmarks

  • ITIL Foundations and TOGAF certification preferred

What we’re offering
  • Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account

  • Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

  • Competitive time off

  • Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

  • Degreed: A digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track ALL kinds of learning resources - from courses to videos to articles and more

At Ontario Teachers', we are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflects and celebrates diversity of thought, background and experience.  Through our Inclusion & Diversity Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) events, celebrations, we offer a variety of opportunities for colleagues to connect for the purposes of professional development and networking & mentoring.

If you require an accommodation for the application, recruitment or interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs!

How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today!

You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded interview as part of the recruitment process. This will take no longer than 10 minutes.

We thank you for applying, however, only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted. Note that candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.


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