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IHS Markit

Database Development Team Lead

Your Role

The Database Team Lead role will assist in modernizing our data infrastructure to support our real-time transactional data and data analytics products. 

You and your team will research and evaluate new ways to improve our data architecture by leveraging AWS Cloud infrastructure. This is a working manager position allowing you to design, develop and maintain database architecture and code initiatives supporting internal and third-party software solutions, deliver excellent products in scope and on time, and meet current and long-term business needs.

  • Work closely with project teams, bringing together software developers and database developers
  • Collaborate with technical and functional partners to build new data solutions that transform raw data into critical data and insights
  • Analyze business application requirements, identify concerns and develop action plans
  • Architect new databases and data processing systems to deliver scalable, highly available, maintainable, cross-region solutions primarily using AWS Cloud technologies
  • Conduct SQL Code Reviews, approve deployment documents adhering to the best quality standards
  • Train and mentor other database developers
  • Be part of an Agile team, using company's latest software development life cycle, working closely with team members from Romania and US

Your Team

You will be working in the OPIS Team, part of HIS Markit, in Bucharest. OPIS is one of the world's most comprehensive sources for petroleum pricing and news information. OPIS provides real-time and historical spot, wholesale/rack and retail fuel prices for the refined products, renewable fuels, and natural gas and gas liquids (LPG) industries. At its core, OPIS uses a set of complex IT systems and tools, handling huge amounts of data in a reliable way, and providing customers with business applications to use this data as efficient as possible.

Your Expertise
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years hands on enterprise level database design development experience including web and mobile applications, APIs, data warehousing, data marts and data lakes
  • Experience managing a data or BI team
  • Experience architecting and influencing the data strategy of your team
  • Team lead on past projects, spearheading architecture and code initiatives in projects
  • Designed and developed modern, scalable, maintainable, high-quality databases & data services
  • Solid knowledge of both Big Data and relational database technologies. Experience with Snowflake preferred.
  • Designed and developed data solutions that utilize cloud-based technologies and platforms (PaaS, DBaaS - AWS preferably)
  • Worked with multi region databases, cloud database backup and transaction recovery techniques, containerized databases
  • Big Data and NoSQL databases experience with strong knowledge of ETL & Data Management Tools
  • Strong knowledge of TSQL/PgSQL coding, stored procedures, views, troubleshooting & debugging
  • Developing environment specifications, benchmarking performance scenarios, and monitoring environments
  • Creation of technical documentation and training material
  • Must speak and write in English fluently

It's a bonus if you also have:
  • Experience with Data Science/Data Analysis/BI (ML, Python, Apache Spark, PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Knowledge of SDLC, Agile methodology and/or SCRUM
  • Experience using database monitoring tools (like tools from SolarWinds or RedGate)
  • Experience working with scripts under source control (TFS, git, svn)
  • Experience working with Parquet file formats and AWS S3 storage
  • Experience creating CI/CD deployment pipelines in Azure DevOps
  • Experience working with containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience in writing infrastructure as code for AWS cloud services
  • Experience working with scripts under source control (TFS, git, svn)

You Are:

You will manage a team of motivated, self-driven, high-energy developers, building trust and confidence with team members and business stakeholders.

You are an energetic continuous learner who will manage, mentor and coach our database developers to further our products and delight our customers.

What we offer:

• Attractive benefits package (Medical services, Special discounts for gyms, Meal vouchers)

• Ongoing Education (Participation in conferences and training)

• Access to the most interesting information technologies

• Flexible Working Hours

• Work from home

• Three days for charity/volunteering

• Chillout & fun room (pool table, PlayStation)

• Fruit days, Coffee, tea, chocolate

• New and modern office, easy to access (M Aurel Vlaicu), spacious desks, latest technologies/equipment


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please  contact  or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up.

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law).  In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

For information please click on the following links:

IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct
Right to Work
EEO is the Law
EEO is the Law Supplement
Pay Transparency


Current Colleagues

If you are currently employed by IHS Markit, please apply internally via the Workday internal careers site.

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