Database Administrator
Google - Mountain View, CA

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This position is based in Mountain View, CA.
The area: Technology Infrastructure

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technology Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.
The role: Database Administrator - Mountain View

Database Administrator Engineering makes Google's services fast and reliable for hundreds of millions of users. Described as "software engineering for adrenaline junkies", the team combines software development, networking, and systems administration expertise to build and run massively distributed, fault-tolerant software systems and infrastructure. You are a technology maven who loves being in the center of the action, and you will routinely tackle complex software and systems issues ranging from distributed change propagation on live serving systems, to designing and deploying cost-aware load balancing systems for the largest user-facing service in the world. You are a frontline fire fighter, assisting the team get to the end goal and tackle a part of of the huge issues that will arise and making sure it's fixed.

Design, architect, and build databases from determining business requirements to planning and deploying test and production systems.

Perform operational DBA duties. These will include: installation, database upgrades, patching, environment cloning, implementing backup/recovery and monitoring procedures, capacity planning, site failover/switchover.

Interface with clients, network, hardware and system operations teams to resolve problems with application/database systems.

Design, implement, and maintain integration with Google technologies

Be part of a production support 24x7 rotation.

Minimum qualifications:
BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related field (In lieu of education, 4 years of relevant experience).

Preferred qualifications:
Strong understanding of relational database architecture concepts.

Strong hands-on experience administering commercial large-enterprise Oracle databases: installation/upgrade, database/SQL performance tuning, SQL and PL/SQL development, Dataguard, RAC, ASM, Data Modeling/Design. MySQL, MS SQL experience.

Knowledge of one of the following: Unix/Linux shell scripting, Perl, Python, C/C++, Java.

Proficient working with UNIX/Linux platforms with concrete knowledge of system administration/internals.

Experience administering any of the following applications: Oracle Applications (e.g. Oracle Financials), Hyperion Essbase/Planning, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Oracle SOA Suite.

The Big Picture

Mountain View (Global HQ) office

Want to stop talking about changing the world and actually do it? At Google Mountain View, our global headquarters, we make products for hundreds of millions of users around the world that change the ways they create, share, communicate, collaborate and do business.

Location: Mountain View (Global HQ)

IT & Data Management

Take care of Google’s information - from the inside out.
Team: IT & Data Management