Database Administrator

IT - Application & Software Development
North York, ON
Permanent
Oct 21, 2017

Our Client is a market leader in the Fintech Space.  

To support continued growth, our client is seeking a Senior Data Operations Engineer. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of operating production application databases in Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms. They will possess a wide variety of technical experience covering systems administration, networking, storage, security, virtualization and software deployment. A well-honed instinct for security and reliability is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Support highly available, highly secure, production application databases running on Linux
  • Set standards and define detailed procedures
  • Perform daily monitoring and maintenance of all database systems
  • Be proactive and predictive, plan capacity and avoid potential problems with alerting
  • Carefully plan and execute migrations, software upgrades and application deployments
  • Using your experience, support product development and troubleshooting of Ethoca applications
  • Help shape the future of our technology platform and applications
  • Work efficiently within a high security environment (PCI-DSS Level 1 certified)
  • Participate in on-call shifts, our service runs 24/7

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 8+ years of Production Database Administration experience, with recent DB2 experience
  • 8+ years of experience with Linux/Unix
  • Computer Science or Engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Database monitoring and performance tuning
  • Scripting and automation of tasks
  • Experience with backups, replication technologies, disaster recovery strategies, and business continuity planning
  • Security knowledge and experience (encryption/Hardening/Certificates/PKI/SSH/VPN)
  • Expert problem solver by applying problem analysis methodologies
  • Desire to learn new technologies, best practices and improve operational processes
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 

What Sets You Apart:

  • Experience with geo-distributed databases
  • OLTP Database system experience
  • "Cloud Native" database and data processing experience (Ex. Kafka, CockroachDB, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Administering databases in a CI/CD pipeline
  • Experience in Agile Development environments
  • Desire to document everything
  • PCI-DSS or similar experience (ex. financial/government/healthcare/ecommerce)
  • Understanding of the ITIL framework

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