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Database Engineer

Santa Monica, California | IT
Job ID: 102051
Listed on 11/16/2020

KellyMitchell matches the best IT and business talent with premier organizations nationwide. Our clients, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to rapidly growing high-tech companies, are exceptionally served by our 1500+ IT and business consultants. Our industry is growing rapidly, and now is a great time to launch your career with the KellyMitchell team.

Job Summary 

Duties:

  • Assist with strategy and execution of migration from on-prem MySQL, Redis and Cassandra to AWS managed solutions.
  • Help define standards and best practices for above mentioned technologies.
  • Help identify database requirements by working with application developers, and suggesting probable solutions.
  • Assist with conducting architecture reviews of existing systems and proposing improvements.
  • Troubleshoot live critical database issues. 
  • Assist with operating on-prem MySQL, Redis and Cassandra clusters using in-house built DBaaS platforms.
  • Assist with managing database infrastructure in AWS using Terraform.
  • Assist with implementation of SOX internal controls. 

Desired Skills/ Experience

  • Have experience with AWS databases (DynamoDB and Elasticache Redis)
  • Solid troubleshooting skills (working on critical issues + solving problems)
  • Development mindset (infrastructure as code experience) 
  • Python or Bash scripting experience is ideal 
  • Excellent communication & collaboration skills (working with 1000+ developers)
  • Preferably experience with non-relational databases
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience working with two or more of MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, and DynamoDB, preferably AWS provided solutions.
  • Expertise with core database modeling fundamentals, database optimization, query construction, and database architecture.
  • Experience designing and building scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant, high-uptime data systems.
  • Experience and drive towards automation.
  • Great communication and collaboration skills and a team-focused approach.
  • Document migration procedures and seek peer review before implementation.
  • Document standards and best practices.
  • Document decision workflow mapping use cases to database technologies with detailed rationale.
  • Participate in daily/weekly Agile meetings to facilitate ticket completions 
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience working with two or more of MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, and DynamoDB, preferably AWS provided solutions.
  • Expertise with core database modeling fundamentals, database optimization, query construction, and database architecture.
  • Experience designing and building scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant, high-uptime data systems.
  • Experience and drive towards automation.
  • Great communication and collaboration skills and a team-focused approach. 

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