Database Engineer

Los Angeles, CA

Post Date: 07/30/2018 Job ID: JN -072018-542 Skill Set: Infrastructure
Database Engineer will be a strong contributor on the Cloud Infrastructure Database Engineering team. The Cloud Infrastructure team develops and deploys public cloud (mainly AWS) based solutions to support the consumer facing digital properties.
  • In partnership with application development teams, research, evaluate, and recommend appropriate database solutions for applications being built
  • Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement Database performance and monitoring solutions
  • Create repeatable and automated process for performing regular system checks on existing production systems. Work with Database team and application teams to address any issues. Measure results.
  • Participate in 24/7 support by acting as an escalation point for any production issues for the L1 team
  • Partner with application development teams to optimize and utilize best practices for Database usage

Qualifications/Requirements:
  • 5+ years hands on experience with MySQL, Aurora, Postgress Databases
  • 5+ years hands on experience working with various NoSQL DBs with a preference of MongoDB, Couchase, and DynamoDB
  • 5+ years hands on experience architecting, deploying and managing DB solutions in public cloud architectures with a strong emphasis on AWS
  • Experience with automation and auto-scaling
  • 5+ years of data modeling experience and familiar with ERD tools
  • Experience in high transaction environments
  • Proficient in writing and optimizing SQL statements
  • Experience in writing Shell scripts
  • Experience analyzing issues from the application tier to database.
  • Strong hands on experience with performance tuning DB technologies via DB settings, OS parameters and Database and Table Sharding
  • Strong hands on experience managing multi-region deployments (active / active or active / slave) in a public cloud, preferably AWS

Desired Characteristics:
  • Hands on experience architecting, deploying and managing databases in a container environment such as Kubernetes
  • ETL experience with data warehousing is a huge plus
  • A self-directed individual who knows what needs to be done given context and operates with urgency, focus and discipline to completion
  • Being able to discuss and hear all sides of a debate and adapt to new perspectives that emerge from it.
  • Experience working with geographically diverse teams

Education:
  • Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science or Related Focus

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