Database Administrator

| Boulder

About IHS Markit

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500.  We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk. 

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.




Markit Digital is looking for an experienced Database Administrator to provide support for our diverse SQL Server estate and contribute to new deployments and projects.  A challenging role that provides exposure to the finance industry, SQL Clustering, Cloud architecture, and several versions of SQL Server including 2014 and 2016.

You will be a vital part of an experienced DBA team sharing support, ideas, and experience. You will have the opportunity to improve Markit Digitals database release processes, define new standards, and have an active role in shaping the services provided by the team.


Duties & Accountabilities

  • Perform proactive checks on production servers
  • Participate in out-of-hours and on-call rotations
  • Performance Tuning T-SQL
  • Resource capacity planning (CPU, memory, IO, storage)
  • Engage with SQL development resources

Technical competencies

  • SQL 2005 – 2016
  • Solid TSQL scripting
  • Advanced performance tuning and troubleshooting skills
  • SQL replication
  • Database design, normalization
  • Understanding of storage hardware, architecture and design
  • SQL high availability /disaster recovery technologies
  • SQL upgrade experience
  • SQL user provisioning and management
  • Mindset for automating/scripting
  • Knowledge of MySQL/NoSQL technologies a plus. 
  • Microsoft O/S proficiency

Business competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 5+ years of DBA experience in an enterprise IT environment
  • 5+ years’ experience as an MS SQL DBA
  • Planning and delivering projects
  • Experience in performance tuning and problem troubleshooting.
  • Past liaison with business and development groups
  • Previous adherence to change control policies
  • Solid knowledge/hands on experience developing/maintaining OLTP and
  • Warehouse environments, including VLDB and BI stack


Personal competencies

  • Experience in a company with agreed Service Level Agreements to internal business units or external clients
  • Ability to understand business objectives and focus and prioritize multiple projects accordingly
  • Financial exposure not required but any experience would be beneficial
  • Willingness to collaborate and develop others
  • Self-starter who can work with little supervision
  • Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations
  • Focused on delivery
  • Ability to influence others in a positive manner
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and business counterparts in a language they understand is essential, both written and verbal


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Please refer to the  EEO is the Law Poster & Supplement, Right to Work and Pay Transparency Policy.  IHS is a participant in E-Verify (see links below).  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.

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