Randstad Sr. Database Developer in Los Angeles, California

Sr. Database Developer


Los Angeles, CA

Date Posted:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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We are seeking a highly motivated Architect/Manager to lead our software development and application support team. This position is a hybrid role requiring strong managerial, analysis and architectural skills. The position will manage development resources, develop enterprise processes and procedures and manage all aspects of development projects. The well rounded individual will lead the design and program web based business and reporting applications. Candidates must be able to translate business requirements into technical architectures, data models and designs. Candidates should have excellent client facing skills and be able to articulate technical issues.

The candidate should be well versed in agile software development methodologies, expert in multiple tools and technologies, possess excellent technical problem solving skills, programming and unit testing skills. In addition, the candidate will be expected to help shape technical documents with complex designs and fully understand and utilize the appropriate tool set to solve client needs.


  • Manage onshore and offshore development and application support teams

  • Responsible for providing solutions to complex problems with workable solution architectures and technical documents

  • Evangelize the solution, the process and the team to business leadership

  • Facilitate project meetings effectively and ensure team is focused on continuous improvement

  • Identify opportunities for usability improvements, simplification and standardization across application stack(s)

  • Ensuring that code meets coding and security specifications.

  • Manage quality aspects of offshore and outsourced development initiatives. Responsible for peer code reviews as well as vendor code reviews.

  • Responsible for reading an existing code base in order to analyze its behavior and make fixes or enhancements to it

  • Assist in build vs. buy decision for business unit applications, R&D around upcoming technology

  • Liaison to the Application Architecture team and PMO teams to ensure guidelines and process across all technology initiatives are aligned properly

Technical Skills:

  • 7+ year s cumulative experience designing and developing applications on the Microsoft .Net platform and technologies i.e. C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, Silverlight, AJAX, jQuery, etc.

  • 5+ years experience in investment management and Prefer exposure to one or more of the following business platforms related to investment management - Trading and Settlements Platforms (example - Black Mountain Systems - Everest), Portfolio Accounting (examples - Advent - Geneva, Markit - Wall Street Office), Risk Management systems or performance reporting systems (Eagle - PACE, data warehouse)

  • 3+ experience managing small/mid sized teams

  • Microsoft Office Excel expertise, in particular the creation / maintenance of Excel VBA macros and VBA code is required.

  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architecture

  • Understanding of design pattern and Microsoft best practices

  • Strong understanding and proven experience with technologies such as web-services, XML / XSLT,WCF, Smart clients

  • Strong understanding and experience of messaging frameworks.

  • Experience with ETL processing using SSIS

  • Must possess SQL programming and SQL tuning skills.

  • Experience writing and tuning stored procedures

  • Understanding and experience with building performance (speed and accuracy) critical applications

  • Understands how to analyze a code base as well as the fundamental constructs of object based programming.

  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills to effectively work in a dynamic environment

  • Results driven with an ability to multitask and meet aggressive deadlines

  • Experience with development methodologies ranging from Waterfall to RUP to Scrum

  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose complex software problems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Technical Platform Specialty:

  • Microsoft C#

  • ASP .NET, Java Script/CSS/XML

  • Experience with SQL, particularly T-SQL

  • Experience with MS SQL Server

  • Experience with Platforms - Salesforce, MS Dynamics, Sharepoint, Appian

  • Experience with Tableau or other reporting platforms

  • Microsoft SQL Server Report Services and Report Builder (SSRS)

  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Server (SSAS)

  • Microsoft SQL CLR Programming

Desired Background/Education:

BS in Computer Science or equivalent technical training and professional work experience

Prefer MBA (Finance) or CFA certification

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