Database Engineer
VK TECHNOLOGY - Chagrin Falls, OH

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Vertical Knowledge is changing the way enterprises and government agencies collect, process and leverage data. We are looking for a Database Administrator to help our team continue developing our world-class data collection capabilities.

Join Vertical Knowledge’s Data Collection team and collaborate with a team to design and develop solutions to fulfill complex and demanding project requirements. Design, implement, tune performance, and plan capacity for MySQL databases. Implement scaling techniques including sharding, replication, and database clustering. Optimize storage and querying of multi-terabyte data sets. Design and implement disaster recovery plans. Spearhead and aid in development of client-facing reporting

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years as a DBA or equivalent
  • 2+ years object-oriented programming experience
  • Experience troubleshooting performance issues using Linux-based tools
  • Familiarity with cloud computing technologies
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Confidence to introduce new ideas and technologies to the team
  • Sense of urgency & self-motivation
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to be on call and available for critical support outside of normal business hours

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with customer service and/or direct client interaction
  • Familiarity with Amazon AWS: EC2, RDS, and S3
  • Familiarity or experience with AWS Redshift or another data warehouse
  • Familiarity or experience with NoSQL technologies (preferably MongoDB)
  • Familiarity or experience with NewSQL technologies (VoltDB, ScaleDB, TokuDB, or similar)

Bachelors (or higher) degree in computer science/engineering or related field

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