Database Administrator

Resolution Technologies, Inc.
October 9, 2019
Nashville, TN
Job Type


Database Administrator Job Description
The Database Administrator is responsible for the effective design, architecture, and operation of database infrastructure. This position will leverage a variety of relational and non-relational databases and tools. As a database administrator you are responsible for identifying innovative approaches to achieving top performance in a rapidly growing startup environment while maintaining overall database reliability and integrity as well as assisting in the company’s endeavor of becoming highly available in all regions across the country.


Database Administrator Technologies
  • PostgreSQL (Amazon RDS)
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon ElastiCache (Redis, Elastic Search)
  • Docker/Kubernetes
  • Ruby
  • Javascript
  • Bash


Database Administrator Responsibilities
  • Implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting of relational database systems in production and staging environments
  • Database performance tuning, high availability, replication, backups, and general optimization
  • Support the development and deployment of new and existing services/systems
  • Handling configuration management, package maintenance, patching and building, working with upstream on bug identification and resolution
  • Improving observability (alerting, metrics, monitoring) of database infrastructure
  • Multi-data center design, capacity and infrastructure planning
  • Take part in incident response, diagnosis and follow-up on system outages or alerts across the organization’s production infrastructure
  • Assist in day-to-day DevOps tasks
Database Administrator Qualifications
  • Solid knowledge of relational and non-relational database concepts
  • Working experience with storage systems and architectures
  • Advanced level of experience with PostgreSQL database administration and replication topologies at scale
  • Experience working with distributed relational database(Amazon Redshift, Teradata, Apache).
  • Experience managing software using relational databases at large scale
  • 3+ years experience in an DBA/SRE/Operations/DevOps role as part of a team
  • Experience with high traffic and highly available website architectures and operations
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux and IO/data storage concepts, internals and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Open Source configuration management and orchestration tools (Puppet, Ansible, Chef, SaltStack, etc.), as well as modern observability infrastructure (Prometheus, Grafana, Graphite, Logstash/Kibana, Icinga/Nagios, etc.)
  • Experience with managing remotely both bare-metal servers and virtualized environments
  • Experience working with Ruby and Javascript applications
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
Database Administrator Preferred Skills
  • Experience with API design especially using Ruby on Rails is a huge plus
  • Working knowledge advanced distributed storage and database systems
  • Experience in architecture, design, and implementation of persistent data storage & query infrastructure
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