Cloud Database Engineer


Phoenix, Arizona

a month ago

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Job Description

Title: Cloud Database Engineer
Duration: 6 months Contract to Hire
Location: Phoenix, AZ, (3 days onsite per week)
Min. Pay Rate: $65/hr W2

Job Role Description
This specific posting is for a software/infrastructure engineer with experience in integrating, deploying and running relational and/or NoSQL databases in GCP and/or AWS. The candidate will put these skills to use by evaluating and preparing new and upgraded cloud database offerings, and by documenting, presenting and explaining the appropriate techniques, patterns and best practices for their use to our application development, database administration, and operational support teams.
The candidate will bring solid knowledge of DBMS concepts such as ACID, CAP and consistency. The ideal candidate will have experience with enterprise-scale cloud database deployments, including intra- and inter-data-center high availability configurations, fault tolerance and failover, replication, cluster management, automated provisioning, upgrade techniques, backup & restoration techniques, security mechanisms, health monitoring and alerting techniques, and troubleshooting.
Top must haves from HM: 
  • DB certifications in cloud Platforms – AWS and/or GCP
  • Proven experience as a database engineer with hands on experience on relational databases (Cloud SQL, AlloyDB, Spanner, Aurora preferably or Postgres, Oracle) and/or NoSQL databases (Cassandra, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Firestore, Bigtable)
  • Experience in designing and implementing database GDHA, HA, DR, and fault tolerant DB architectures  
  • DB provisioning automation, monitoring, and maintenance using scripting languages (Ansible, Python) and infrastructure-as-code tools (Terraform/AWS Cloud Formation) 
  • Experience in database security including encryption, access controls, Active Directory, RBAC, and compliance standards
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and tools for continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) 

Day-to-day activities: 

  • Jira is used for project management 
  • DB Engineering team meets on a daily basis to review progress on assigned tasks (see job description for roles and responsibilities) 
  • Working independently and with team members with new DB technology and integrated services in AWS and GCP 
  • Defining, testing, and documenting standards and best practices, developing runbooks, providing training to developers and DB support teams for new cloud DB technologies, features, and integrated services

Desirable technical experience for relational technologies including:
  • Postgres, Oracle, or equivalent relational database technology
  • GoldenGate or similar logical database replication technology
  • HA and GDHA using Patroni or similar technology
  • Terraform, Python or Ansible
  • Database technology infrastructure including storage, hardware, backup/recovery, monitoring/alerting, security
Desirable technical experience for NoSQL technologies including:
  • AWS DynamoDB, GCP Firestore and/or BigTable
  • HA and GDHA using multiple cloud availability zones and regions
  • Terraform, Python or Ansible
  • Cloud database technology infrastructure including storage, hardware, backup/recovery, monitoring/alerting, security
Additional desirable attributes:
  • Skill at the Unix command line
  • The ability to write code or script, e.g. for test harnesses or other database-related tools and utilities
  • Experience as a database administrator and/or a Unix system administrator
  • Knowledge of virtualization and cloud infrastructures, and of implementations such as VMWare, OpenShift, Kubernetes and Docker
  • Knowledge of modern storage and compute technologies, including hyper-converged infrastructures
Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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