Database Administrator (DBA) – Data Operations Support

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Database Administrator (DBA) – Data Operations Support

NYC Private Equity

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Database Administrator (DBA) – Data Operations Support at a prominent NYC Private Equity organization.

An exciting opportunity to join the firm’s Data Strategy & Analytics Technology team responsible for administration and operational support of the firm’s database server environment.

This position will report directly to the VP, Data Strategy. The DBA will manage data administration and support with primary focus on financial applications & system support, database administration and support for self-service data platform, and data applications including integration, analytics, and cataloguing tools to provide a distinctive user experience for the firm’s mobile and global team of professionals, investors and other stakeholders

The firm views Technology / Data Strategies as a distinct commercial advantage - enabling a host of opportunities that differentiate them from their competitors.

The firm is a fast growing and dynamic investment organization that is experiencing exceptional growth and is looking for exceptional people to power its next phase of growth. The Database Administrator (DBA) – Data Operations Support will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their businesses.

Principal Responsibilities:

The DBA will have the following responsibilities:

Financial Applications Administration & Support

  • Responsible for administration and operational support of fund accounting application Investran, including but not restricted to upgrading Investran, implementing DIU framework, bulk posting of journal entries, troubleshooting DIU jobs, resolving application issues with FIS support etc.
  • Provide operational support for Treasury application Quantum, along with its integrations to Box, data warehouse and Workday
  • Prepare production support documents, administration manuals and runbooks to support financial systems and data applications
  • Provide Level 2 support for all financial applications and data strategy applications in US time zone

Data Administration & Implementation

  • Work with data team members in implementing and administering data applications using tools like SQL Server, cloud data services like Azure and Snowflake, integration tools like Talend, Azure Data Factory, and analytics tools like Tableau & Salesforce Analytics.
  • Responsible for all Database administration across all GA database servers/services and databases, on on-prem SQL Servers, Azure SQL, Azure Synapse, or Snowflake.
  • Implement and Upgrade data integration tools like Talend or data analytics tools like Tableau

Data Operations

  • Monitor and maintain health of all Financial Application Servers and Database Servers for capacity management, proactive monitoring, and proactive purging of data/logs
  • Performance tune databases through scheduled maintenance or ad-hoc indexing, updating statistics etc.
  • Collaborate with team members to deploy all applications across data layer, integration layer and analytics layer and across 4 environments

Self-Service Data Platform

  • Work with data team members in administration and support of self-service data platform using latest cloud-based technologies like Snowflake and/or Azure Data Services that provide de-centralized Data Lake, an Enterprise Data Hub and a comprehensive Data Warehouse.
  • Implement internal and external access privileges and manage processes and controls around the data platform to provide it as a service to Data Science team, AppDev & Infrastructure / Security teams.

Required Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience in database administration / data operations support role, with at least 2 years in the Finance industry is a plus.
  • Experience and competency with SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS and Azure data services like Azure SQL, Azure Synapse, Azure Data Lake Services, Azure Data Factory, especially from administration and operations perspective
  • Proficient in implementation and administration of Investran or similar fund accounting system and exposure to any treasury systems like FIS Quantum, FX rates and Swift transaction maintenance is a plus
  • Working experience in administration of business intelligence tools like Tableau or integrations tools like Talend
  • Ability to work in an open collaborative and highly charged environment.
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced, Agile team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship’s
  • Confident communicator
  • Enthusiasm for learning & results oriented
  • Strong desire to contribute and build a business – not just solve novel problems.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of clients and technologists to develop and implement technology in support of a dynamically growing Private Equity platform

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, management information systems, or equivalent working experience in information technology.

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services/ products they deliver. An individual with a passion for database administration, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

The firm is a leading global growth equity firm with $35B in Assets Under Management (AUM), providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. The firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon, and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide.

The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior management in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
    • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
    • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

    The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients


    Posted On: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Position Contact
    Jerry Goldberg
    Manager Director
    (212) 792-0099

    After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

    Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

    Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

    • Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

    • Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

    Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

    See our current Job Listing at






    Apply to this job