Database Engineer at ThinkMarkets

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Equities trading. We are in search of a talented Database Engineer to join the engineering team that is responsible for building our next generation trading and risk systems.

The Trading Systems DB Engineer will be working closely with software engineers and systems engineers to develop and refine our trading platform.  The ideal candidate must be comfortable working in a heterogeneous database environment -- comfortable jumping from Oracle to MySQL and vice versa. A successful candidate will apply extensive technical expertise of databases and data warehousing and will develop technical solutions to complex problems with ingenuity and creativity.  

Responsibilities:

  • Design and refine the data model for the capture of order and trade transactional data
  • Work with development team to evaluate and evolve legacy systems
  • Work with software engineers to take ownership of data integrity and data quality
  • Work with systems engineers to develop and maintain the replication, backup, and restoration of data within the system
  • Design queries used to generate scheduled reports for customer account statements and backoffice integrations
  • Take ownership of monitoring the reliability and performance of critical database processes
  • Implement and enforce database security based upon best practice, industry regulations, and company policies

Requirements:

  • 4+ years database engineering experience on Oracle platform
  • 4+ years database engineering experience on mySQL platform
  • Expertise in writing, tuning, and understanding SQL queries used in transactional systems
  • Comfortable writing Oracle PL/SQL stored procedures, views, and triggers
  • Experience with deploying databases in a globally distributed environment
  • Experience working with trading systems is a big plus
  • Experience working with MS SQL Server is a plus
  • Experience in designing data warehouse solutions is a plus
  • Experience working with InfluxDb or another time series databases is a plus
  • Degree in Computer Engineering, IT Systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • MongoDBDatabases
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    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • KenticoCMS

Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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