Cassandra/ No - SQL DBA


Atlanta, GA

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 291 days ago

  by    Emily Russo

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We are looking for Cassandra/ No-SQL DBA for our client in Atlanta, GA

Job Title: Cassandra/ No-SQL DBA

Job Location: ??Atlanta, GA

Job Type: Contract ? 12 Months / Contract to Hire / Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Database administration position involving Configuration, Administration, Monitoring, Security Management, Performance Tuning, Replication, Backup/Restore and troubleshooting of Cassandra and other Open source / Big Datadatabases in a highly dynamic environment. 
  • This position is part of a very dynamic Database Administration team with highly talented individuals. The team has well rounded skills on application, infrastructure and databasearchitectures. 
  • The team has consistently provided the highest database uptime (?99.999%) for the business by process automation, standardization and proactive monitoring & remediation. 
  • The successful candidate will be an effective contributor in the team by providing advanced technical and operational support/guidance in support of operational and project related activities. 
  • The successful candidate will represent the database team as SME in interactions with project teams and other departments in support of business objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for recommending database solutions to recognized problems and for design and implementation of new Cassandra databases. 
  • Responsible for installation and configuration of Cassandra databases in clusters and setup & maintain replication for active/active solutions between data centers.
  • Responsible for configuring backup / restore utilities and developing disaster recovery policies and procedures. 
  • Responsible for setting up effective monitoring for alerts and capacity analysis. Also, tuning the database environment to insure optimal performance and resource utilization.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and updating documentation necessary to support the database operations by the DBA team. 
  • Responsible for recommending optimal schema designs for better performance and scalability
  • Responsible for enforcing Enterprise security policies and procedures on databases
  • Write and maintain scripts in support of database maintenance to ensure consistent performance. Maintain solid working knowledge of functionality of existing platforms and future enhancements.
  • Provide 24 x 7 on call support as part of a scheduled rotation with other team members.
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting for applications and systems and advanced technical support for database related project activities
  • Participate in design and code reviews. 
  • Configure and tune databases and operating system software to ensure optimum performance and resource utilization.
  • Function as the technical liaison between System Administrators and DBA teams. Provide mentoring to fellow administrators.


  • Minimum Required
  • Minimum of 2+ years in supporting Cassandra databases in a multi-zone clustered environment
  • Minimum of 5+ years working experience in Linux
  • Minimum of 5+ years working in IT development and/or technical support
  • Strong knowledge of how NoSQL technologies interact and complement
  • Deep understanding of Cassandra architecture and internal framework
  • Experience in tuning JVM
  • Experience with MySQL is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of various troubleshooting tasks (ex. Latency Analysis, Thread state Analysis, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of installation and configuration procedures.
  • Knowledge of add/bootstrap nodes to clusters
  • Knowledge of remove/replace nodes in clusters
  • Knowledge of replication/partitioning/clustering between data centers
  • Experience in Cassandra Data Modeling
  • Working knowledge of hardware, including RAID, multi-processor architecture, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of shell scripting (i.e. command line applications, batch files, etc.)


  • Minimum Required 
  • Bachelor?s Degree. Computer Science/Technical equivalent experience