Staff Database Engineer

Visa Inc   •  

Denver, CO

Industry: Finance & Insurance

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 55 days ago

Job Description and Responsibilities

JOB SCOPE

As an engineer in this team, the individual will be involved in the plan, build and run activities related to database technology and infrastructure. The role will contribute to the design/architect, solution engineering, and support; will be responsible for delivering database projects, maintaining the running systems, able to perform problem analysis and troubleshooting. The individual should be well versed in database administration and engineering practices and principles. The individual will share the responsibility of overall database build, deployment and support. He or she will provide technical influence and subject matter expertise for the database team, responsible for solving complex problems and taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. The role serves as a technical/functional specialist and works independently with guidance only in the most complex situations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Primarily the architecture, engineering, deployment and support of PostgreSQL database. Secondary responsibility will be support of Oracle database (including Golden Gate Replication).

This includes, but is not limited to, advanced to expert engineering and implementation of the following:

  • Manage, support and maintain database technology and infrastructure, adhering to the architectural guidelines and policies.
  • Database administration for off the shelf and internally developed applications, ensure continuous 24x7 operation and availability in support of mission critical business applications and participating in on-call rotation.
  • Install, configure, monitor, upgrade and maintain Oracle databases in production and non-production environments.
  • Support local/across the DC failover with High Availability Disaster Recovery environment. Participate in Database Maintenance and DR activities.
  • Write/maintain Shell/Perl/Python scripts for DB automation.
  • Provide technical expertise and hands-on support in consolidation and migration of databases to new hardware and platforms.
  • Physical implementation of databases, storage structures, high-availability solutions, replication, and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Proactive and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of escalated Level 2 and Level3 issues.
  • Regular database capacity planning related to database growth and system utilization, trend analysis, predictive future database resource requirements, and the structured organized reporting of the same.
  • Work closely with other Infrastructure engineering, product development, business operations, and technical operations to ensure delivery of database services within the SLA's and performance targets.
  • Adapt business requirements, model data, and develop database specifications, table and element attributes.
  • Participate in the evaluation, selection and implementation of DBA tools to improve the effectiveness of tasks such as performance monitoring and tuning, recovery, and database change management processing.
  • Ability to work well as a team and as an individual with minimal supervision.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or Information technology field is a must.
  • 7-10 years of DBA experience, managing PostgreSQL database as primary and Oracle database as secondary

Preferred qualification

  • 4-5 years of experience managing complex bi-directional replication topology
  • Strong understanding of PostgreSQL database fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of PostgreSQL streaming and logical replication
  • Strong understanding of PostgreSQL database security management
  • Should have strong UNIX platform skills and understanding of network, storage, tiered application environments and security.
  • Strong knowledge of operating systems, Shell scripting, Perl/Python scripting is a plus
  • Good interpersonal skills along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex systems and database environment issues.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs.



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