Senior Database Engineer
Tempe, Arizona 85281 - Strongly prefer local candidates
Contract-to-Hire (4 months then convert to FTE)
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*** Must have both Oracle and SQL DBA experience
*** Must be authorized to work for any employer in the US
As a Sr. Database Engineer, you will ensure the proper accessibility and functionality of the production database systems. You will be a key member of the Technical Operations team tackling complex assignments where independent action and a high degree of initiative are required to resolve problems and develop recommendations. You will understand the challenges with database systems at scale around balancing usability, performance, agility, and availability, and will be able to collaborate with talented engineers across multiple disciplines to address those challenges. You will design operational processes and solutions to proactively address issues before they become customer facing.
This is a hands on position with a strong emphasis on regular production support. You should be comfortable learning new technologies. You thrive in true-agile, highly paced, production facing environment. You have a low tolerance for mediocrity.
Provide advanced support for incident resolution for technical problems involving production database systems
Track down defects and come up with innovative solutions to improve database performance, reliability, and availability
Install, harden and administer databases
Identify persistent or recurring problems and recommend creative solutions
Design and implement tools to automate database operation and monitoring
Continually improve the scalability and availability of production database systems
Monitor, tune, and analyze database activity to achieve optimum database performance
Design, write and deliver automation to improve the availability and reliability of our database systems using languages such as shell scripting
Management of database replication, backups and archives, and database capacity management.
Comply with all security policies and procedures to ensure that the highest level of system and data confidentiality, integrity and availability is maintained.
Provide rotating on call support in a 24 x 7 production environment.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent practical experience.
Five (5) or more years of experience in Oracle RDBMS or NoSQL technology
Experience supporting Mongo i n a production environment a big plus.
4+ years advanced-level experience with Linux
Working experience with database architecture, logical and physical database designs, automation, documentation, backup/recovery, installation and unix shell scripting preferred
Ability to install, harden, administer and tune the database technologies in use by the company
Ability to write and performance/tune queries, stored procedures, and DDL
Ability to manage database replication, backups and archives
Able to make recommendations for database capacity management
Trouble-shooting skills that span database systems, network, storage, and code
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with internal and external customers and department staff, to perform work in a team environment and relay necessary information as appropriate
Thorough understanding of application development, technology and supporting construction techniques along with well-developed architectural and technical skills
We are looking for folks that thrive in an all hands on deck startup mentality, just like us! You should be energetic, confident, and ready to contribute in a fast paced production facing environment.
- Strong analytic, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills a must
- Exceptional ability and motivation to solve problems and learn fast
- Must be able to perform at a high level within a technical team
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Excellent communication and relationship skills
- Distributed team collaboration