Database Administrator, NoSQL (Cassandra)

JP Morgan Chase - Wilmington, DE3.9

This position will act as a member of Cassandra database operations team in CCB Data Ecosystem Data Management Operations. Data Management Operations is part of the CCB Production Support Management and provides end-to-end production support for Data management applications. The Data Management Operations team delivers customized ETL, Cassandra, and Kafka solutions that address the unique technology drivers of Chase Community Bank (CCB) while ensuring that centralized products and services are leveraged for their economies of scale.

As Cassandra Operations DBA, you will be responsible for maintaining of complex, multi-system environments. In this role you will identify and analyze business requirements to integrate hardware, storage, operating systems, and connectivity solutions. You will partner with business leaders, developers, engineers, and application production support teams to provide guidelines, impart knowledge on technical trends and serve as a Subject Matter Expert on systems configuration, capacity planning, performance analysis and optimization for all CCB data management customers.

Additionally, you will be responsible for capturing requirements, liaising with the Application Development and Production Support teams to define and understand the next level of detail not included in the Architecture assessment, and to then integrate those findings into the Infrastructure Design Document.
You may also be the primary source of PRIME,EURC, and ITSM requests when the business defines a need to alter existing infrastructure, either by the addition of extra resources (Disk/CPU/RAM) or for decommissioning end-of-life hardware.
Interfaces with key application stakeholders to collaborate on strategic delivery of IT solutions to meet business needs
Draws upon knowledge of advanced IT infrastructure capabilities to develop Infrastructure solutions
Performs project reviews & recommendations to insure alignment to target state
Develops comprehensive high level infrastructure solutions that incorporate strategic target state architecture and standards to maximize performance, capacity, and TCO
Supports technical solutions with detailed business case based on thorough interpretation of business requirements
Works with senior technologists to influence and shape the strategic infrastructure target state architecture for area of influence
Helps define and implement infrastructure standards
Works with firm-wide engineering and architecture, and business/AD architects to drive solution standardization and reuse for Data Management Infrastructure Operations
Uses enterprise scale tools to develop predictive resource utilization and performance models to shape current and future solutions
Provides strategic capacity trending and modeling reports
Examines current and trend-based utilization of critical capacity and performance areas including, but not limited to Disk, CPU, memory, and kernel performance to make accurate predictions of future performance
Partners with the application owners to develop and update comprehensive DR strategy across the LOB enterprise
Recommend specific tools strategies, and solutions for DR solutions.
Provides technical assistance with the most challenging issues that span multiple systems, or show recurring trends that have not been successfully resolved
Active participation in project calls, helping to ensure that the process moves forward
Creation and monitoring of requests that require PRIME or EURC
Taking on such other tasks as may be required to ensure a secure and compliant
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Minimum of 10 years of IT experience in a Client-Server environment, with practical knowledge of mainframe, midrange, distributed, and desktop technologies
Recent 5+ years of experience with Cassandra database (NoSQL) administration, Kafka, Hadoop, BigData, GPFS, Storage technologies, and/ IBM P Series
Strategic view of a broad cross section of UNIX and Windows technologies with a strong focus on implementation
Experience in capacity planning, systems performance analysis and optimization in a distributed client/server environment
Demonstrated competencies critical to success: Conceptualization, foresight, enterprise perspective, consensus building, leadership, and communication
Technical problem-solving skills
In depth understanding of remote computing architecture for global delivery, including the use of WAN acceleration and thin compute technologies
Strong skills in project management methodologies and tools
Broad knowledge of various technology architectures and business platforms
Systems planning and engineering skills
Infrastructure architecture & engineering experience, including functional and technical requirements gathering, and solution development
Advanced written and oral communication capabilities, ability to influence and successfully interface with executive leadership
Broad knowledge of advanced environment monitoring & management tools, performance modeling tools, capacity analysis tools, and other advanced modeling and trending tools
Understands and can apply knowledge of Internet/Intranet technology, eCommerce, enterprise networking, and Database to infrastructure solutions

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries We serve more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,600 bank branches, 18,700 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships.

Within Chase, Consumer Banking provides great products and an outstanding customer experience at over 5,600 branches and 18,700 ATMs in 23 states, as well as online and over the phone.

As a Chase employee, you’ll be part of a company that makes a real difference every day for our customers, our communities and ourselves. With a focus on customer service, you’ll put others first, do what’s right and create solutions that make lives better. We invite you to build your career on our strong foundation and help shape what’s next – for you and for us.