Engineer, Database

As we undertake an exciting new project, EPIC - the transformation of our service and delivery model, we are adding an Engineer, Database to be part of an organization-wide investment in new and optimized technology.

Toronto, ON

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Our employees make a difference by providing a secure retirement for 327,000 working and retired Ontario teachers. They&rsquo;re the reason for our success and talent development is one of the most important tenets of our strategy.<br /><br />We look for people who are willing to truly embrace the three cornerstones of our culture: innovation, agility and partnership. We provide our employees with the tools, resources and learning opportunities they need to be the best at what they do &ndash; so together we can support our mandate to deliver outstanding service and retirement security to our members &ndash; today and tomorrow.<br /><br />Ontario Teachers&rsquo; is headquartered in Toronto with offices in London and Hong Kong. With $191.1 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2018, we are responsible for providing immediate, personalized services to our members along with investing across a variety of asset classes in virtually every corner of the world.

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Overview: <h2><strong>The opportunity</strong></h2> <p dir="LTR">As we undertake an exciting new project, EPIC - the transformation of our service and delivery model, we are adding an Engineer, Database to be part of an organization-wide investment in new and optimized technology. EPIC, is a digital transformation project. It is an evolutionary time here as we bring all ownership of IT infrastructure and expertise in-house.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">As the first Engineer, Database, this is an opportunity to play a critical role introducing and supporting PaaS and SaaS technology with a focus on enterprise databases; delivering a variety of enterprise systems; and, managing essential systems information and improvements for our business functions.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">It&rsquo;s a chance to help build out the culture of the team and the operational users, establishing relationships of trust and support throughout the organization as you introduce and implement best practices. This is an opportunity to get in at the ground level, build relationships, make impactful changes and grow your career, moving up or laterally into other departments.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT"><strong>Who you'll work with</strong></p> <p dir="LTR">You will report to the Senior Manager Database, SaaS &amp; PaaS, and work closely with the Infrastructure and Application teams across the organization as well as well as both on and offshore teams. You will collaborate across the organization with multiple teams dedicated to introducing a strengthened technology foundation across the organization. This is a nimble team, continuously learning through experimentation, research, and professional development opportunities.</p>
Responsibilities: <h2><strong>What you'll do</strong></h2> <ul> <li><strong><u>Build and Operationalize New Systems. </u></strong>You will: <ul> <li>Own and manage the end-to-end build <span class="WL21">of&nbsp;database&nbsp;systems,</span> including certificates and licenses.</li> <li>Implement, test and remediate non-functional requirements (HA, backup, Alerting, DR, Controls).</li> <li>Support the development of standard build instructions, &ldquo;As Built&rdquo; documentation and operational documentation.</li> <li>Transition build knowledge to operational teams, including ensuring systems meet OTPP operational standards.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><u>Configure and Enhances Existing Systems. </u></strong>You will: <ul> <li>Implement, maintain and support the configuration of Teachers database technologies.</li> <li>Provide insights to capacity plans and forecasts.</li> <li>Contribute to the automation of database activities.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><u>Track and manage technology assets. </u></strong>You will: <ul> <li>Develop APIs to simplify service consumption by end-users and engineers.</li> <li>Optimize and support existing&nbsp; SaaS and PaaS technologies and data centre based solutions.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Minimize system integration complexity while maintaining system reliability and business continuity objectives.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <h2><strong>What you'll need</strong></h2> <ul> <li>The education. You have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Business Studies. TOGAF certification and ITIL Foundations (or equivalent ITSM) certification is preferred.</li> <li>The technical skills. You have hands-on experience with: <ul> <li>Database technologies including Oracle DB, Delphix, MySQL, SQL and OEM.</li> <li>Modern user authentication mechanism.</li> <li>Database platform management and solutions including high availability, disaster recovery, monitoring/alerting, backup and recovery, database performance tuning.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The experience. You have 3-5 years related experience including: <ul> <li>Deploying, administering and managing SaaS and PaaS Technology including automation &ndash; infrastructure as code.</li> <li>Designing Enterprise Infrastructure Services running various databases and applications.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The knowledge. You have a broad and deep understanding of working with global information technology service models and common IT organizational functions, inter-relations, and dependencies.</li> <li>The technical skills. You have hands-on experience with: <ul> <li>Database technologies including MySQL and&nbsp;MS SQL, experience with Oracle DB is a plus.</li> <li>Modern user authentication mechanism.</li> <li>Alerts thresholds and notification.</li> <li>Platform management and solutions including High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Monitoring, Restoring.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The drive. You are self-motivated and take ownership of your work and that of your team. You are detail-oriented, organized and analytical. You can innovate solutions to complex problems.</li> <li>The <span class="WL21">relationship-building</span> experience. You are comfortable working with individuals at any level. You have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.</li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT"><strong>What we're offering</strong></p> <ul> <li>Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive</li> <li>Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development</li> <li>Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage</li> <li>Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan</li> <li>Competitive time off</li> <li>Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis</li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.</p>