Job ID: 38635
Database Administrator
Our client is seeking a Database Administrator to join their team in Portland, OR. The Database Administrator (DBA) II helps lead and inform the direction for all database technology environments This position works within the Product Engineering team to provide support for all development, test and production database environments to ensure availability, reliability, scalability, backup, recovery and performance. In addition, the DBA II is expected to participate in the 24x7 on-call support rotation. As required, the Data Base Administrator II may assist with mentorship to DBA I personnel.
Responsibilities of the Database Administrator

Install, configure, and test new database configurations; perform version upgrades of existing databases
Install, upgrade and maintain all database-related server and administration software
Perform database profiling and optimization; analyze proposed schema changes as needed
Proactively monitor activity, utilization, exceptions and database health; propose and deploy appropriate improvements; automate repetitive tasks
Collaborate with team members to create, publish and maintain database deployment methods and procedures for databases.
Perform database backup and recovery duties; inform standards and schedules for database backups; ensure that backup schedules meet the recovery requirements and conforms to all database and data quality policies and standards.
Work closely with project teams to ensure project success; coordinate product releases, data structure evolution, and manage and synchronize data promotions between development, test and production environments.
Act as a point of escalation and resolution for data-related issues.
Provide advanced technical support for delivery teams and developers working with databases.
Provide 24x7 database support as part of a rotation of on-call DBAs.
Implement and maintain archival and high availability strategies.
Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the entire organization.

Qualifications of the Database Administrator
Working knowledge of MongoDB, PostgreSQL or other comparable RDBMS and NoSQL database technologies.
Experience with MySQL and/or Redis.
Experience in configuring, implementing and supporting high availability strategies with database. systems including clustering and replication.
Experience with database performance tuning, optimizations and troubleshooting, and federation strategies.
Experience in software development using Python, Shell or other scripting languages.
Familiarity with auditing and implementing secure database practices.
Working knowledge of command line Linux, especially CentOS.
Solution focused and methodical, careful attention to detail.
Ability to communicate ideas and designs to all stakeholders, including non-technical audiences.
Ability to work unsupervised and seek out work with minimal direction.
Must be able to perform the physical and intellectual requirements of the role with or without accommodation.

Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
Minimum 1 year of experience working with MongoDB and PostgreSQL in a production environment; experience should include administering servers in an enterprise level environment with very large (> 1 terabyte) databases.
Experience supporting a SaaS platform as a Linux professional.
Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
Experience with the following is highly desirable: AWS Management (particularly DynamoDB and RDS), Puppet, Hiera, New Relic, Nagios, Git, Foreman, Jenkins, Atlassian Tool Suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket).
Exposure to and understanding of VMware virtualization.
Demonstrated analytical abilities, diagnostic skills and technical aptitude.


Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”


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