Sr. Technical Specialist
Sears - San Jose, CA

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The Sr Technical Specialist position reports to Leadership in Information Analytics and Innovation (IA&I) group. This position is responsible for operational tools and automation. This position will also be responsible for interfacing with the DBA team and designing/driving billing models and building tools for resource allocation and workload management on the Teradata platform.

The job responsibilities include:
  • Collaborating with IA&I Architecture and other development teams for design patterns, standards and reusable components.
  • Working closely with operational owners and driving efficiencies through their domains and organizations through automation and creating the right set of tools.
  • Engaging with the DBA team and driving next generation metrics to drive Operational Excellence initiatives through the operations teams.
  • Finding opportunities in the areas of Release and Change Management for automation.
  • Develop and drive strategy Operational tools by creating a roadmap and aligning with Architecture and development teams
  • Collaborate closely with Architecture and Development on Application design.
  • Drive capacity requirements on the systems and define and help the adoption of estimation models for application developers to use template based sizing estimates.
  • Create forecasting models for capacity based on historical consumption and estimates provided by application developers from new project initiatives.
Job Requirements
  • Subject Matter Expert on web development tools and design methods.
  • 5+ years of experience in large-scale high velocity database production environments.
  • Understanding of basic DBA responsibilities as to interface with the DBA team.
  • MUST have excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and different experience levels.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively work on multiple assignments, activities or projects as required
  • Familiar with git for version control
  • Open source experience a plus
  • Understanding of system and network security best practices
  • Knowledge of infrastructure automation and configuration management principles
  • Thorough grasp of web application architecture, including TCP/IP, HTTP, load balancing, caching strategies, and other common components.
  • Experience building highly available systems

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