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S&P Global Lead Cloud Database Engineer in Virtual, New York

Title: Lead Cloud Database Engineering

Level: Grade 11 (internal purpose only)


S&P Dow Jones Indices is seeking a Senior Lead, Database Engineering to be a key player in the Database Engineering team to manage various databases in the AWS Cloud environment used for running index applications. This role requires a seasoned engineer who works effectively, both independently as well as collaboratively, in a team environment.

The candidate will build solutions to manage AWS Database resource provisioning and administration for our index applications. As part of the core S&PDJI Technology team, the candidate will have the opportunity to work on innovative technologies, work closely with Index business stakeholders and participate in formulating the technology strategy to support & grow the Index business.


  • Provision and administer RDS & Aurora Databases in AWS Cloud.

  • Design configuration standards for several RDBMS and NoSQL databases.

  • Develop database engineering solutions for Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL.

  • Design data sharding, partitioning, BigData solutions (EMR).

  • Deploy NoSQL databases like MongoDB and DocumentDB.

  • Enforce database security policies and audit logging mechanisms.

  • Configure Database monitoring and alerts.

  • Automate database provisioning and upgrades.

  • Define procedures for database backup, recovery and retention, disaster recovery.

  • Provide solutions to optimize database performance and improve standards.

  • Deploy security patches and upgrades on databases.

  • Recommend hardware and right sizing infrastructure.

  • Participate in Risk Assessment reviews, audits.

  • Implement highly available & fault-tolerant solutions to withstand system failures.

  • Maintain database configuration, support procedures and runbook.

  • Manage and execute disaster recovery plans, coordinate change control process.

  • Troubleshoot Production issues and provide workarounds to restore business continuity.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering is required, or in lieu, a demonstrated equivalence in work experience; MS in Computer Science desirable.

  • 6-10 years of experience in Database Engineering and Database Administration

  • AWS Certification is desirable

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, Google)

  • Experience with RDBMS like MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server

  • Experience with NoSQL databases like MongoDB, DocumentDB

  • Knowledge of RedShift, Graph databases

  • Experience with Data Lake and Data Warehousing applications.

  • Knowledge of servers, virtualization systems, storage and network engineering.

  • Experience with monitoring tools like Splunk, Datadog, OEM or other products.

  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting production issues and meeting critical SLAs.

  • Excellent communication skills are essential, with strong verbal and writing proficiencies.

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $67,600 - $190,100. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive bonus/a sales commission plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world’s leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you’ll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

S&P Dow Jones Indices provides iconic and innovative index solutions, bringing transparency to global capital markets.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to:  and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. 

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster  describes discrimination protections under federal law.

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Job ID: 271903

Posted On: 2022-06-02

Location: New York, New York, United States