Database Administrator
The Mergis Group - Columbia, MD

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Our Client in Columbia, MD is looking for a Database Administrator. This is a direct hire opportunity. The Database Administrator will be responsible for:
  • Monitoring databases for problems and diagnosing where those problems are.
  • Working with senior engineers to maintain scalable, reliable, and robust database environments.
  • Working with developers on performance tuning, query optimization, and index tuning.
  • Building database tools and scripts to simplify, automate, or solve the problems vendors leave behind.
  • Provide 24x7 escalated on-call support on a pager rotation.


Requirements & Education:
  • 3-4+ years working with two or more databases systems including Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, or Hadoop.
  • 4+ years working in Unix/Linux environments, particularly with web facing systems.
  • Proficient tuning database processes and queries, both physically and logically.
  • A solid understanding of database replication
  • Ability to work cooperatively with software engineers and system administrators.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving expertise and attention to detail.
  • The ability to remain calm in the face of extreme crises.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent.

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