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Thomson Keene Associates
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At Thomson Keene we have one focus - to provide the financial markets sector with a complete IT recruitment solution from Head of IT to Programmer across all technical disciplines.

We don't just aim to please – we aim to deliver results. Our clients include key players in investment banking, hedge funds, asset managers, sector software houses and brokerages and our solutions are customised to fulfil any kind of recruitment need. We have specific expertise in contingency selection - permanent and contract, advertised selection, agency management and search.

Our unique blend of expertise and experience guarantees a professional, responsive service that gets results time after time. Partner with us and you will see all the benefits of a truly consultative service, a single point of contact, real technical expertise and the kind of understanding of the dynamics that shape your sector that you just won’t find anywhere else.

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Distributed Database Expert - London

Posted On:  4/28/2021 7:07:32 AM

Distributed Database Expert

No. of vacancies:  2
Qualifications:  Bachelor Degree
Essential Skills: 
Not specified
Minimum Total Experience:  3
Job Tenure:  Full-time Only
Salary Offered:  DOE
Job Location:  London England United Kingdom

  Job Description
We are looking for a strong hands-on distributed database expert to help evolve a platform transformation backend towards its target atchitecture.

The platform uses a range of technologies including Java, C#.NET, C++ and Sybase/SQL on Windows and Linux Platforms.

The ideal candidate will have been part of a team developing the core of a distributed and high performance system with durable behavior and in-built resiliency (Google Spanner / BigTable-like). You will need to have a thorough understanding of all types/shapes of locking, ACID and BASE behaviour, MVCC, paxos and other common database fundamentals.

Key Responsibilities:
- Work with a team of core java experts currently running a BASE NoSQL system in production.
- Act as a subject matter expert on all areas of database-related problems.
- Build a strategy to fully productize and evolve the current system towards the expected end state.
- Present ideas and designs to non field specialists from the senior management team.
- Train the current team and leverage the existing resource pool. Help in hiring further specialists.
- Help build up a simple but complete client API.

- Highly talented and driven technologist with a track record in a fast-paced industry where first class solutions with 5 9's uptime are the norm.
- Ideally part of a team developing and rolling out in production distributed databases such as Cassandra, Voldemort - and understand the strengths and weaknesses of those systems.

- Years of hands-on experience and recognised expert on distributed databases, preferable in Java.
- Very pro-active, delivery focus, with strong Agile programming experience.
- Very good knowledge of one of several scripting languages, and open to new/different technologies.
- Strong OO design skills, with good knowledge of modelling and design patterns.
- Keen to understand and solve business related problems.
- Computer science background

This is a VP to ED level role dependent upon experience

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