Database Administrator in Chicago, IL

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

iProspect   •  

Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Media


5 - 7 years

Posted 38 days ago

Job Description

iProspect's Technology Team runs like an agile startup team even though we're a 50-person team with Engineering and Product backgrounds. We believe that hiring people from different backgrounds and experiences builds a stronger team. Our culture is one that fosters teaching and learning and as a result, we focus on building and developing talent as a means to build great software and systems. We're an Open Source shop. We use Ruby, Python, and JavaScript; PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ and Redis; Consul, Ansible, Terraform, and Prometheus. We do use some commercial tools, though, like SQL*Server and Tableau.

We like to be open-minded and pragmatic. We use Agile/Scrum to run our teams, but more importantly, we dedicate a lot of effort to team development—making sure teams have the resources and environment most conducive to their success.


  • Acquires and applies intermediate knowledge of database design and management including modeling, creation and maintenance of database objects.
  • Applies in-depth understanding of database tools and utilities in at least one DBMS platform
  • Demonstrates highly developed SQL and database performance tuning skills.
  • Performs evaluation, modification and integration functions associated with vendor supplied database software.
  • Ensures business continuity by developing and implementing highly available database systems, and database backup and recovery plans and procedures.
  • Liaises with database software vendors and external technical support on issues.
  • Serves as a resource to less experienced team members on escalated issues of a routine nature.



  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of relevant database design or administration and/or systems/development life cycle experience
  • Experience as a DBA working with PostgreSQL
  • Experience and knowledge with ETL & bulk data import/export
  • Experience with data partitioning and data sharding
  • Experience with technical programming languages
  • Experience with database design and database management systems
  • Experience in Linux server provisioning and configuration
  • Experience with Python and Linux shell scripting


  • Experience as a DBA with AWS Cloud databases, especially AWS RDS for PostgreSQL
  • Has designed and implemented AWS Cloud databases and database clusters for highly-available applications, disaster recovery, and performance
  • Experience with AWS database migration
  • Experience with Ansible and Terraform, or other provisioning and configuration management tools
  • Experience in Windows server provisioning and configuration
  • Experience as a DBA with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory administration
  • In-memory databases knowledge (Redis)
  • Elasticsearch knowledge
  • Replication of large amounts of data between geographical regions

Valid Through: 2019-10-9