Senior Database Engineer (Cassandra)

Cassandra, Data Migration, AWS, Linux, Data Pipelines, Data Modeling
Contract W2, 12 Months
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Senior Database Engineer (Cassandra)
Seattle, WA
Contract - 12 month initial duration. Sorry, no 1099, C2C or visa candidates. Must be a US Citizen or have Green Card.
Compensation ~$80.00/hr (W2 only) with some flex on rate

World renown Media and Entertainment company seeks Senior Database Engineer (Cassandra). The Sr. Database Engineer position works on a central team of Data Systems Engineers and Administrators supporting Distributed Data Platforms for our client's Connected, Advanced Technologies and corporate development teams and customers. Primary focus of this position will be Data engineering product support, automation and service of operational and business processes for internet sites and corporate applications.

Key responsibilities include day to day database operations for Datastax Cassandra clusters, AWS Systems operations, DB technology evaluation, guidance and consultation, design support, task automation and scripting, best practice and standards development, capacity planning, optimization and tuning, system upgrades and migrations, performance management, monitoring, security, backup and recovery, issue troubleshooting, and documentation. Additional tasks as assigned.

Primary responsibilities include:

Responsible for level 2 systems management and exercises project-level control over initiatives. Excellent technical expertise in Cassandra DBMS (including and not limited to Design, security, availability, troubleshooting for Cassandra). Role requires in on call participation. Develops, enhances and adheres to engineering and administration standards. Upholds and maintains strong documentation. The ideal candidate will have strong experience with at least one of the Pubic Cloud providers like AWS, Google Cloud Services and Azure and 5-7 years experience with products such as Cassandra, MongoDB, Spark etc. Relational Database Administration experience in the past is a plus.

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science/information systems, engineering or related field preferred; or a corresponding number of years experience in technical operations or software engineering
  • 4-6 years of experience with managing and administrating large clusters for Datastax Cassandra.
  • Datastax certified Cassandra Administrator
  • 2-3 years of experience writing automation under Cloudformation, Terraform, chef, and running data platform in AWS/Azure.
  • 6-8 years experience with Linux Server platform designing secure, reliable, highly available, performant data services.
  • 2-4 years of supporting a large data platform and data pipelining.
  • 4-6 years experience with relevant scripting languages or programming frameworks desired (Python, Node.js, JavaScript, Python, bash)
  • Expertise in database administration including configuration, implementation, data modeling, maintenance, redundancy/HA/DR, security, troubleshooting/performance tuning, upgrades, database, data and server migrations, SQL
  • 3 or more years of IT operational experience supporting robust e-commerce, gaming or online businesses in a 24X7 production environment (on call)
  • Thorough understanding in Security implementations (IAM, SSL, encryption, firewall, wall garden) on Database, storage, network and Cloud environments. Participated in auditing exercise
  • Expertise in configuring, implementing and supporting high availability redundancy strategies on systems including replication, clustering, log shipping, mirroring
  • Expertise in database design and architectural principles and methodologies
  • Expertise with Disaster Recovery planning and implementation
  • Excellent knowledge of Storage subsystems- storage Engines, AWS Block storage, S3, EFS - types and relevant use cases.
  • Ability to partner with relevant software vendors to determine near-term, long-term business impacts of product updates on our technology portfolio
  • Knowledge of understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals (DNS, SSH), general networking technologies, AWS networking (VPC, security group), network architecture and connectivity troubleshooting

Preferred Qualifications

  • History of having architected solutions in the Cloud (AWS), Cloud Migration project (AWS)
  • AWS certification
  • Cassandra Certification

Additional Information

We are looking for someone who has strong technical Experience in doing AWS migrations with strong focus on Data Management and Migration. We need someone with strong Cassandra skills for our immediate needs, but will need to him/her to be able to handle other data sources as well ie. DynamoDB etc. Cassandra and AWS is the key.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to select "apply now" and send us your resume for consideration.

Cassandra, Data Migration, AWS, Linux, Data Pipelines, Data Modeling

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10900 NE 8 St #1500 Plaza Ctr Bellevue, WA, 98004

Dice Id : TRIADW
Position Id : 15744
Originally Posted : 5 months ago
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