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Reporting directly to the Head of Digital Infrastructure Planning and Engineering, the Director of Database Services leads an organization that develops end-to-end infrastructure solutions spanning multiple technology disciplines globally in support of key business platforms across the Dow Jones enterprise. The Director will lead senior engineering technologists responsible for delivering “Industry Strength” solutions leveraging ITIL and Best Practices, while lowering operational costs to the corporation. The Director will lead a highly effective, nimble, and empowered organization to meet the growing market demand for business products in News Corporation and Dow Jones & Company.
The Director of Database Services is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
Lead, coach, and develop a team of senior technologists responsible for enterprise strategies, solutions and performance to deliver highly available products and services for all business products . Focus of responsibilities will be in the areas of data lifecycle management for all web subscription based news and business information platforms such as WSJ.com, Marketwatch.com, Newswires, Factiva, and Corporate systems Define enterprise services encompassing database products Build and cultivate executive relationships within business and IT organizations throughout Dow Jones and external partners Lead and participate in IT In-sourcing and Out-sourcing Governance and Leadership initiatives Lead IT Risk Management initiatives in line with industry and corporate Audit and Compliance strategies Lead the development and execution of Architecture, Engineering and Operational Roadmaps to meet business unit product offerings, marketing strategies and industry trends Demonstrate a strong understanding of database and cloud technologies that support high transactional e-commerce platforms and associated security requirements Develop talent pipeline for senior technologists and directs recruiting efforts internally and externally to fill talent requirements Promote growth of leadership skills in team in alignment with career development Work with the team to understand project portfolios and determine staffing needs for senior technologists, team leaders and managers during the annual demand planning cycle. Develop a sourcing approach for variable resources. Manage vendor relationships to ensure availability of high quality talent in a timely manner for project delivery. Understand skill and knowledge requirements for senior technologist and management roles, evaluates potential and ability of the team to develop team level and individualized training, development and recruitment plans. Works on a one on one basis with direct staff members to coach them towards the implementation of the development plans. Develops a consequence management system to build a high performance culture where the employees are highly satisfied. Define and implement methodology templates for total cost of ownership analysis, requirements gathering, infrastructure design, and peer reviews. Develop a culture and process for re-use of solutions templates across projects thereby simplifying the solutions engineering process and improving the productivity of the resources.
External (Amazon) and Internal cloud computing database technologies pertaining to digital production and development Cloud Computing solutions and technologies Relational Database and Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, MongoDB, Oracle, SQL Server, and MYSQL including replication technologies Data Warehousing concepts such as STAR schema design Data Warehousing technologies such as SQL Reporting Services, SQL Analysis Services, Cognos High Availability Clustering Technologies Linux, Windows, and Unix Hardware/Operating Systems High Availability Clustering Technologies including Microsoft and Veritas Clustering Services as well as Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), Netapp Cluster mode High Availability Solutions including Replication, Load Balancing, Disaster Recovery Tools Server Virtualization Technologies across Linux, Unix, and Windows Operating Systems.
Education and Training:
Significant expertise (10 years) in defining, designing and deploying global business infrastructures both internally and externally customer focused Strong communication and influencing skills, with the ability to communicate new concepts, and drive change in process and behaviors Demonstrated understanding of emerging trends in business products, business processes, and application/infrastructure ecosystems Awareness of industry trends impacting business partners, the potential impact of these external market factors on technology decisions, needs and options Experience in developing a multi-skilled team of engineers: organizing, managing, coaching, providing leadership, mentoring and ensuring training. Demonstrated success in team management and leadership skills; adept in identifying and managing to key behaviors. Must be able to assess individual strengths and weaknesses, and develop and implement plans to build required competencies and generate required behaviors. Experience in understanding business requirements, and managing the translation of business drivers into requirements, solutions and buildable designs Breadth of knowledge in technologies and services to provide end-to-end oversight of solutions design and implementation Strong analytical focus, results-oriented and execution driven, with the ability to align technology developments with the generation of potential competitive business advantage. Knowledge of process definition, creation and deployment to ensure repeatable, standard patterns are created and followed Bottom-line oriented with the ability to push self and team for results, demonstrated success at managing resources to achieve goals Effective communications and presentation delivery skills, especially to senior management on technology strategies and standards; able to create and maintain cross-segment relationships and foster collaboration, knowledge sharing and cooperation
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