Sr. Database Administrator

Sr. Database Administrator
US - NY - New York

Overview:
  • Sr. Database Administrator in New York, NY
  • 6 month contract
  • Responsible for the overall health of the client's databases including backup/recovery, deployments, performance tuning and installations.
Responsibilities:
  • 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 
Requirements:
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. 

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