Senior Oracle Database Administrator

| Greater NYC Area
Company Description

Over the last twenty years, MarketAxess has completely revolutionized the fixed-income market by creating a single platform using proprietary technology that connects the world’s most influential financial institutions. Today, more than 1,700 institutional investors and broker-dealer firms rely on us to bring them accurate market data to assist with their trading decisions, connectivity solutions that facilitate straight-through processing and technology services to optimize trading environments.

Job Description

MarketAxess is an innovator in the electronic trading of corporate bonds. Therefore, technology is our product.

We are seeking a senior Oracle database administrator with AWS experience. The candidate will be part of the DBA team that works on cutting edge technologies to support our trading systems, including Oracle RAC, Goldengate replication, and real-time data warehouses. The candidate will also work on cloud technologies as we migrate our applications to the AWS cloud.

What You'll Do

  • Support various mission critical databases with enterprise-scale expertise in database management.
  • Perform database administration functions such as database installation, configuration, upgrades, patching, capacity planning, backup, restore, disaster recovery, SQL code review, performance analysis, query tuning, database application design, physical data modeling, and developer support.
  • Administrate Oracle Real Application Cluster on Linux Platform.
  • Configure, maintain and troubleshoot Oracle Golden Gate Replication.
  • Work with AWS services such as EC2, VPC, RDS, S3, Lambda, DMS, and migrating on-premise data into AWS
  • Proactively monitor databases servers and respond to any alerts.
  • Perform database performance tuning and troubleshooting for real-time mission critical database applications, using OEM, AWR, ASH, ADDM. Collaborate with enterprise infrastructure teams to diagnose end-to-end database technology stack performance issues.
  • Install/Configure/Patch/Upgrade new/existing RAC cluster/Databases. 
  • Establish Disaster Recovery (DR) and High Availability (HA) strategies and supports routine DR testing. 
  • Configure and manage critical Golden date Database replication infrastructure.
  • Provide database support in all phases of SDLC and agile experience is preferred.
  • Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems.
  • Automate routine DBA tasks using various programming languages.
  • Design and implement solution to migration on premise data into various AWS data related service (RDS, EC2, S3, Aurora).
  • Ability to quickly diagnose the problem areas and come up with solutions and/or workarounds.
  • Should have strong time management skills with willingness and ability to handle multiple projects/initiatives at the same time.
  • Self-motivated with strong team, interpersonal and communication skills! 

What You Bring to the Table

  • 10+ years of experience in Oracle, including 5 years of experience in 12c on wards
  • 3+ years of experience in Golden Gate
  • 2+ years of Experience in AWS 
  • Good Experiences in Shell and SQL. Python is a plus
  • Experience in SQL Server is a huge plus
  • Experience in MySQL and PostgreSQL is a plus
  • Experience in Pure storage is a plus
  • Experience working in financial company is a plus
  • Experience to Monitoring Tools like OEM cloud control, Foglight

What’s In It For You?

In addition to working on cutting edge technology and in our culture of innovation, collaboration, and openness, we offer:

  • Healthcare and wellness options
  • 401(k) match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Training and tuition assistance
  • Other perks include generous time-off policies, stipends for gym memberships, exercise equipment and similar, and access to on-site healthcare

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RedisLanguages
    • KafkaLanguages
    • AWSLanguages
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Spring BootFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • SalesforceCRM


Our sleek, brand new office is located in Hudson Yards - home to a ton of great restaurants and shops, and easily accessible via the 7.

An Insider's view of MarketAxess

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's an extremely collaborative and fun environment, and our spaces promote connectivity and teamwork. Our people are energized to be there. You can often find people having lunch meetings in the café or sitting in a team huddle space or working at a white board. We also host many social activities like happy hours, trivia, cooking classes, etc.!


Internal Communications Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I sit between our global client coverage teams and tech development teams. The client teams help to prioritize the most important wants and needs of our customers and in turn, the tech teams deliver solutions to tackle them. The teams are adaptable and open to change, allowing us to all work towards efficiently delivering creative solutions.


Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

With the ability to work on various cutting-edge initiatives, I’ve spent time on projects that benefit clients globally. As a new grad, I started out building small enhancements to enable larger products. 2.5 years in, I’m now a product owner prioritizing work for a fast-growing segment of our business. Our employees empower each other to do better


Product Owner

What are MarketAxess Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
MarketAxess participates in local volunteer activities such as the Chase Corporate Challenge, Pencil, Bronx Lacrosse, etc.
Partners with Nonprofits
MarketAxess partners with Non Profits such as Empower, World Central Kitchen, City Harvest, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
MarketAxess has culture and social committees that manage events and programs.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
MarketAxess's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
MarketAxess's disability benefit is 100% for the first six weeks of an illness (and then 60% for the duration of disability benefits) of an employee's annual salary up to a $10,000 maximum monthly pay
Dental Benefits
MarketAxess's dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision Benefits
MarketAxess's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams and lenses after a $10 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $120.
Health Insurance Benefits
MarketAxess's health insurance plan with UHC covers most employees' out-of-pocket costs, and nearly all the rest by providing a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).
Life Insurance
MarketAXess offers group-term life insurance with a payout of xx an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Pet Insurance
MarketAxess's pet insurance employee benefit reimburses up to 90% of veterinary services, such as x-rays, blood tests, hospitalization and surgeries.
Wellness Programs
MarketAxess offers employees up to $1,000 per year to go towards fitness or wellness expenses such as gym memberships, bike shares, personal workout equipment, ski lift tickets, etc.!
Mental Health Benefits
MarketAxess offers employees and their families several options to access confidential, professional assistance 24/7. Access is in-person or through telephonic consultants or online resources
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
MarketAxess's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
MarketAxess provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity Investments . We match 100% of contributions up to $10,000 of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
MarketAxess offers an ESPP through Charles Schwab. MarketAxess issues matching shares equal to 20% of employee purchases with a one year vesting period.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
MarketAxess will match 100% of any qualifying charitable cash gifts up to $2,000 per year.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MarketAxess offers emergency daycare and elder care through Bright Horizons for up to 10 days per year.
Generous Parental Leave
MarketAxess offers up to 20 weeks of paid maternity leave and eight weeks of paid paternity leave for new parents with at least one year of service.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
MarketAxess offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
MarketAxess employees receive between 15 & 22 days per year of paid time off based on years of service. In addition, on every 5 year anniversary at MarketAxess, employees receive 2 weeks extra of PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
MarketAxess encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time of up to 16 hours a year.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
MarketAxess offers paid sick days of up to seven days per year for all employees
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
MarketAxess offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees consisting of, up to, $270/month.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
MarketAxess has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored sparkling water you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
MarketAxess offers tuition reimbursement for all full-time employees of $5,250 annually up to $20,000 maximum.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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