Junior-mid level DBA - PostgreSQL, MySQL

  • VeriSign,
  • Washington, DC
.Net, Backup and Recovery, Database, Database Administration, DBA, DNS, Hardware, HTTP, Linux, Manager, MySQL, mysql, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Scripts, Security, Shell Scripts, SQL, Unix
Full Time, Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Junior-mid level DBA - PostgreSQL, MySQL - 00004514


Verisign operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS.

The position:

Mid-Level DBA with strong technical aptitude to join our Production Operations Service Database Team, working with multiple applications in support of key services. You will work with senior level database administrators maintaining mainly PostgreSQL and MySQL databases in a Linux environment. There will be opportunity to gain experience with Oracle databases. In this role, you will be responsible for mission critical internet databases in our production environment.

Responsibilities Include:

• Maintain and support complex, mission-critical software systems

• On-call support in a 24x7/365 operational environment

• Support MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, some Oracle

• Database monitoring, performance tuning, and administration

• Install new software releases, system upgrades, evaluate and install patches and resolve software and hardware related problems

• Create shell scripts and SQL scripts for database administration

• Implement, maintain and test backup and recovery processes

• Enforce security measures to protect company data


The Person:

Technical abilities:

• Expertise in PostgreSQL database administration

• Expertise in MySQL database administration

• SQL Expert

• Expertise in Backup and Recovery in MySQL and PostgreSQL

• Experience with relational database design principles

• Strong skills with Linux/Unix operating systems, Red Hat Linux preferred

• Scripting abilities including shell scripts

• Performance tools AWR, ASH, and Oracle Enterprise Manager

• Exposure to automation tools such as Ansible

• Ability to diagnose and correct problems

• 3 or more years Production Support experience

Important candidate attributes:

• Outstanding team player with the ability to work independently.

• Responsive and proactive, with professional communication and presentation skills, both written and oral

• The appetite and ability to learn, grow and assume new responsibilities (learn Oracle, Cassandra)

• A sense of intellectual curiosity and creativity


• BA/BS degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Information Systems or equivalent work experience


: Technology

Job Type

: Regular

Primary Location

: United States-Washington D.C. Metro-Virginia-Reston


: Full-time


: 1st Shift
Dice Id : verica
Position Id : 00004514
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