Cassandra DBA

  • location: Austin, TX
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $120,000 - $130,000 per year
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job description

Cassandra DBA

job summary:
One of our Austin clients is looking to add a Cassandra DBA to their growing team.

 
location: Austin, Texas
job type: Permanent
salary: $120,000 - 130,000 per year
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform monitoring, administration, repair and maintenance of the Cassandra databases within the customer hosted environments
  • Actively contribute to the configuration, layout and performance tuning of the production infrastructure
  • Respond to service requests and troubleshoot issues as needed
  • Assist with customer implementations and upgrades
  • Support requests for unscheduled Database backups and restores
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly meetings
  • Participate in rotating 24x7 "on call" support coverage for data center related issues
  • Perform maintenance related activities during scheduled weekend maintenance windows.
  • Prepare and conduct system and programming tests requiring interfacing of hardware and software
  • Create and update existing documentation of processes and procedures in support of administration tasks
  • Responsible for ensuring that all security, availability, confidentiality and privacy policies and controls are adhered to
  • Participate in capacity management, expansion and growth planning
 
qualifications:
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • 3 - 5 years' experience as a DBA in a NoSQL 24/7 production environment including backup recovery, replication, high availability, designing and managing schema, monitoring diagnosing and optimizing database performance
  • Ability to detect and troubleshoot database-related CPU, memory, I/O, disk space, and other resource contention issues
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL and Linux, ability to write scripts
  • Must be able to exercise judgment within defined procedures to determine appropriate action
  • Must have strong organizational and multi-tasking skills to prioritize workload in a fast paced environment
  • Familiarity with Agile Development Practices
  • Knowledge of high availability, disaster recovery and replication solutions and best practices
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Certifications or an interest in pursuing certification is a plus.
 
skills: NoSQL, Cassandra, Linux, I/O, database


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