SaaS Database Engineer
BEAR Data Solutions - Daly City, CA

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Responsible for the data replication solution as well as for data security. Will have the primary responsibility of ensuring total integration of the database layer within the service monitoring solution.
  • Develop and maintain the database backup strategy.
  • Perform database deployments, configurations, updates, and improvements. Support functionality and security audits
  • Implement database related Access Management and Control in collaboration with Security & Compliance and with Systems Engineering.
  • Implement and enforce database security policy. Contribute to building the disaster recover strategy and plan.
  • Solid understanding of database replication and high availability principles and solutions, with proven and successful experience in building a highly available large database infrastructure
  • Familiarity with Cassandra
  • Self-starter, analytical and with strong problem solving skills and the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and issues
  • Define, design and implement the database layer to meet the requirements of a highly reliable, scalable and automated SaaS platform built with a strong focus on leveraging the use of automation technologies and low cost database components. Proposes and implements systems enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the SaaS platform.
  • Coordinate database systems planning, upgrading, monitoring, testing, and servicing. Work closely with the Security and Compliance manager to ensure that all in-scope controls have been built and are documented.
  • Provide database administration of the SaaS platform. Responsible of all database related software components, including the database alarming and instrumentation sub-system and its integration within the service monitoring solution.
  • Provide advanced database administration, and management. Promote the use of automation and engineer automated deployments and upgrades.
  • Generate detailed executive reports outlining risk, and provide technology recommendations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems as required 24×7 and serve as an escalation point for database issues.
  • Research new database technologies for use within the SaaS platform to continuously improve performance, scalability and operational effectiveness.
  • Help define, improve and promote architecture and standards based on ITIL “best practices”.
  • Help architect and implement Hardened database deployments to meet or exceed our security requirements.
  • Develop relationships with professional organizations, user groups, and industry trade groups to stay current with latest technology.
  • Qualifications:
    • 8+ years expertise in designing, building, managing, operating, and troubleshooting a database infrastructure in high load, high performance, internet facing environments.
    • Strong experience in Cloud infrastructures, cloud technologies and cloud platforms. Knowledge of Amazon AWS is required.
    • 8+ years of proven experience in deployment and management of databases
    • DWH/BI/Reporting environments.
    • Knowledge of system architecture and engineering, understanding of the components of software infrastructure
    • Strong background and proven track record in database performance tuning, capacity sizing and optimization.
    • Deep understanding of how to optimize database performance leveraging storage, and system configuration. Experience with benchmarking, performance analysis and capacity management is highly desirable.
    • Experience designing scalable database architecture to support rapid growth is required.
    • Familiarity with Cassandra, or similar technologies is desirable
    • Candidate must have good communication skills and work well in a collaborative team environment.
    • Good working knowledge of operating systems including RedHat Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, and W2K8 is required.
    • Strong experience writing complex scripts (perl, php, python) to automate administrative tasks, run audits, and perform deployment tasks.
    • Participate in 7/24 on-call rotation to respond and resolve service issues to ensure SaaS platform is online.
    • Must be familiar with networking and security concepts and solutions. Practical experience in both would a plus.
    • Must have good organizational skills and the ability the track and prioritize several tasks.
    • Excellent problem solving and communication skills, along with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a cross-functional global team.
    • Ability to verbally present complex concepts and technical information to non-technical audience in a clear and concise fashion.
    • Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to conduct business with others in a diplomatic and professional manner.
    • Ability to interact positively, clearly, and professionally with customers, and peers.
    • Must have excellent customer interaction and written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to think creatively and ability to solve problems with out of the box solutions.
    • Ability to lead projects and a team of highly skilled engineers both in the US and globally.
    • Ability to multi-task, work independently & calmly under pressure and/or stress.
    • Strong oral and written communications skills and ability to present to a variety of audiences.
    • Completion of certification courses in a relevant field would be a plus.
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