Lead AWS Database Administrator/DBRE in San Francisco, CA at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 6/16/2022

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Job Description

We’re working with a global messaging provider in the migration to, and optimization of data stores on AWS. We’re seeking a Lead or Principal DBA or Data Engineer with specific expertise in the migration to, and optimization of data on AWS services including Amazon RDS, Aurora, and DynamoDB. This role will require demonstrated professionalism, technical proficiency, and the ability to effectively manage a complex and evolving workload. The ideal candidate is organized, accountable, self-motivated, and highly experienced with Amazon RDS, AuroraDB clusters, connection management, replication, security, and infrastructure as code. 
This position can be performed 100% remotely and requires a balance between design and implementation, a high sense of ownership of the problems, focus on managing and resolving issues in alignment with objectives, great communication with stakeholders, mentorship of more junior engineers or cloud DBAs, the hands-on expertise to implement designs, make changes on production systems, and proactively escalate issues. In this role, you will be responsible for multiple data migrations and key improvements to a mission-critical global AWS data environment supporting a fast-scaling global platform for programmable voice, SMS, call tracking, and more. Work responsibilities will include design, data flow, planning, infrastructure, security, and overall performance across both migrations and production environments. 
Responsibilities  of the Lead AWS Database Administrator/DBRE:
  • Lead data migrations to, and optimizations of scaled Amazon data services environments (DynamoDB, Aurora, RDS), ensuring performance, availability, and reliability
  • Collaborate closely with a small team of engineers to come up with strategic solutions to recurring problems
  • Follow-up delivery of a breadth of implementation, migration, and operational services across a growing global footprint in the cloud
Requirements of the Lead AWS Database Administrator/DBRE:
  • 7+ years of overall experience in Data Engineering, Data Administration, or Software Development in scaled production MySQL or PostgreSQL environment, ideally familiar with high availability MySQL 5.7+ operations including key metrics and other aspects of observability 
  • 5+ years of experience in a highly scaled production Amazon Aurora, RDS, or DynamoDB environment, DB clusters, connection management, replication, and serverless 
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to data migrations to these AWS services 
  • Experience working in at least one major coding language like Java or Python, and one major scripting language like Python, Ruby, Bash, etc. 
  • Broad experience across multiple database platforms 
  • Ability and desire to automate solutions 
  • Ability to work with multiple teams in an effective and collaborative manor 
  • Ability to relate complex technical problems to non-technical business stakeholders 
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills preferred
  • Experience with software development and best practices 
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code solutions like Terraform
We pay very competitively and have excellent healthcare and other benefits. This is a consulting opportunity which may be performed 100% remotely and at least six months with the possibility of extension and conversion (if desired).  This is a remote opportunity, recruiting within the US only. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide sponsorship for employment and request no agency submissions. Thank you! 

Job ID: 367500

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic consulting and talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Our purpose is to positively impact the lives of our employees, clients, consultants, and the communities in which we operate. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in talent solutions, life sciences consulting, Agile consulting, cloud services, risk management, business optimization, and managed services enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA, and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence and deep networks, as well as national reach.

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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