Lead Database Engineer

Employer: LSEG Romania
  • Internet - eCommerce
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 16.04.2024
    Remote work: On-site


    The Lead Database Engineer is a member of software engineering group who designs and implements software solutions from the ground up, making high-level decisions about each stage of the process and leading a team of engineers to build the final product. This role requires significant expertise in data architecture and different databases.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Partner closely with Solution Architects, Technical Product Managers (TPM), Technical Architect and the software development teams to determine high quality system designs meeting functional and non-functional requirements.
    • Ability to learn new languages and systems
    • Develop architectural solutions for databases and web services
    • Develop data models and choose appropriate database system for specific scenario taking into account usage and NFRs
    • Conceptualize software solutions to address needs for end-users
    • Collaborate with software development teams to determine product scope and direction
    • Decide on the platforms and coding standards to be used in project development
    • Evaluate existing software solutions to identify areas for improvement
    • Create modifications for existing software to upgrade performance
    • Assist teams in conducting testing to ensure optimal functionality
    • Debug any errors or issues that arise
    • Ensure architectural integrity of software solutions
    • Determine project timelines and complete work to deadlines
    • Maintain thorough documentation of systems and applications
    • Mentor, encourage, and motivate team members
    • Supervise architectural approaches from conception to installation
    • Collaborating with various team members to determine software requirements
    • Providing the development team with architectural blueprints to follow
    • Guiding and assisting the development team throughout the process
    • Troubleshooting and resolving issues with coding or design
    • Ensuring that you and the team adhere to development schedules and deadlines
    • Presenting regular progress reports and setting goals
    • Coordinate operational integrations and manage operational engineers to ensure good collaboration with broader application management operational teams, but also alignment, reusability and synergies when designing CI/CD pipelines
    • Perform L3 support for the application

    Required Skills

    • Proven experience architecting highly available and highly scalable systems
    • Extensive knowledge of databases (Postgres Aurora preferably)
    • Proficient in microservice design, development, deployment, and monitoring
    • Experience developing cloud native solutions: AWS (preferably including designing infrastructure, storage, services, and tools
    • Preferably a polyglot, with experience across the full stack
    • Knowledge about persistence frameworks (hibernate, mybatis)
    • Familiar with database schema management solutions (Liquibase, Flyway)
    • SQL, MongoDB, Postgres, Elasticsearch, relational databases
    • PL/pgSQL or similar
    • Understanding of TDD, BDD, DDD and test automation
    • Understanding of CI and CD environments and practices
    • Strong communication skills and good interpersonal relationship skills
    • Passionate about technology and want to be on the cutting edge
    • Driven by building solutions that produce engaging products
    • Comfortable in an agile/lean environment with a fast and efficient workflow

    Nice to have:

    • Experience with database migration solutions such as AWS DMS
    • Experience with SAP BO or other similar solution
    • Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket), GitHub


    We are looking for intellectually curious people, passionate about the bigger picture of how technology industry is evolving, ready to ask difficult questions and deal with complicated scenarios! If you are creative and a problem solver, this is the place to be as will be supporting you to fast-forward your career!

    We maximise each employee's potential through personal development through a wide range of learning tools both formal and informal. We believe in remunerating our people with competitive salaries and a range of attractive benefits such as:

    • 25 days' holiday per year
    • 1 additional day off for your Birthday
    • Annual wellness allowance
    • Share Purchase Plan
    • Medical Health Insurance
    • Medical Subscription (preventive medical services)
    • Dental Coverage
    • Life insurance
    • Pillar 3 Private Pension
    • Meal Vouchers
    • Flexible Benefits
    • Bookster
    • Volunteering Events

    LSEG is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider. Our purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

    Our purpose is the foundation on which our culture is built. Our values of Integrity, Partnership, Excellence and Change underpin our purpose and set the standard for everything we do, every day. They go to the heart of who we are and guide our decision making and everyday actions.

    Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 65 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

    LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

    We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone's race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs.

    Please take a moment to read this privacy notice carefully, as it describes what personal information London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) (we) may hold about you, what it's used for, and how it's obtained, your rights and how to contact us as a data subject.

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