AWS Cloud Database Administrator


USD 75,300.00 - 112,900.00 per year
Full Time


Database administration
Knowledge transfer
SQL Azure
Microsoft SQL Server
Database design
Performance tuning
Scripting language
Software installation
Upgrades management
Data migration
Database security
Data security
Computer science
Information systems
Data Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
Personal development
Community development
Amazon Web Services
Cloud computing
Security clearance
Remote Desktop Services
Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon Redshift
Backup administration
Windows PowerShell

Job Details

Job Family :
Database Administration

Travel Required :

Clearance Required :

What You Will Do :
  • Implement scalable, highly available database solutions utilizing AWS native services (RDS, DynamoDB, Aurora and Redshift)
  • Utilize AWS tools and other 3rd party services to optimize cloud database infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with developers and business personnel to select optimal database technologies based on application requirements.
  • Define and enforce database standards, best practices, and security protocols.
  • Perform regular database administration tasks, including backups, restores, patching, and upgrades.
  • Proactively monitor database performance, identify bottlenecks, and implement tuning strategies for best performance.
  • Diagnose and resolve complex database issues in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for troubleshooting and knowledge transfer.
  • Automate routine database management tasks utilizing scripting and AWS tools.
  • Work closely with development teams, systems engineers, and stakeholders to understand data requirements and optimize database usage.

What You Will Need :
  • Bachelor's Degree, plus 4 years of experience OR (8 years of experience can be substitute for degree)
  • Strong AWS DBA expertise in relational (RDS, Aurora) and/or NoSQL (DynamoDB) database technologies. 4-6 yrs AWS DBA experience required.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience as an Azure Database Administrator, with demonstrated expertise in SQL Server (IaaS & PaaS), MongoDB and PostgreSQL.
  • In-depth understanding of cloud database design principles and best practices within AWS.
  • Solid understand of database querying, performance tuning, replication, and sharding concepts.
  • Proficiency in SQL and at least one scripting language (PowerShell, Python, etc.).
  • Experience with Database software installation, upgrades, management, troubleshooting, design, support (including backups and recovery), data migration techniques, and Database security.
  • Extensive experience dealing with Sensitive Data abiding by Industry Standards and regulations.
  • Experience with technical requirements for data classification and implementing data protection technologies.
  • Candidates must be willing to work an EST time zone schedule.

What Would Be Nice To Have :
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
  • AWS certifications (AWS Certified Database - Specialty, AWS Certified Solutions Architect)
  • Knowledge of infrastructure-as-code tools (Terraform).
  • Understanding of DevOps principles and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools such as Tableau and Power BI
  • ITIL 4 Foundation Certified

The annual salary range for this position is $75,300.00-$112,900.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:
  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Student Loan PayDown
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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