Sr Database Administrator

New York, NY

Posted: 08/20/2018 Industry: IT Consulting Job Number: 11192002
6 months contract to hire
Looking for a Senior Database Administrator. This position will be part of a talented Database Operations team. The Database Operations team is responsible for the overall health of the firm' s databases including backup/recovery, deployments, performance tuning and installations.

What will you be doing:
-Working with various database technologies (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Vertica)
-Participating in all stages of database related work, like deployments, provisioning hosts, backup/recovery, patching and upgrades
-Automating DB task through tools and scripting
-Developing high-availability solutions for 24/7 applications
-Participating in database operation' s on-call rotation
-Working with developers and product managers to deliver innovative products and services in the health care industry
-Having fun working with a highly technical and friendly team


Required Skills:
-4+ years of experience as a database administrator using at least one of the following database technologies - MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
-Strong database skills in area of troubleshooting, tuning and designing
-Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
-Solid understanding of backup and recovery strategies
-Hands on experience with high availability technologies for database platforms
-Ability to learn and adapt to new database technologies from different vendors
-Strong interpersonal skills, must be a team player, detail oriented and customer service driven


Desired (not required) Skills:
-Automation and scripting experience using Chef and Ruby
-Solid programming experience using Python
-Experience with various monitoring tools (Circonus, Solarwinds, or Splunk etc.)
-Experience with managing more than one database technology is a big plus


Education/Certifications:
-Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science or Technology, or a total of at least 9 years' experience in IT.

Derwin Simon

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