Senior Cloud Service DBA Full-Time

RSS client

RSS client

Industry

Information Technology

Career Level

Manager

Job Function

Network Services, Cloud and Data Center Network

Years of Experience

Supporting traditional server-based relational databases for over 8 years and transitioned into AWS and Azure public cloud for the last 5 years

Qualification

BS in computer sciences, or related discipline.

Primary Skills

  • SQL Server Database Administration - REQUIRED
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate – Highly Desirable
  • AWS Certified Database Specialty – REQUIRED
  • Azure Database Administrator Associate – Highly Desirable
  • SQL Server / MSSQL 2008 / 2012 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017 / 2019 (including Always-On and Analysis Services).
  • Postgres / MYSQL as standalone and managed service platforms.
  • Strong database migration experience (Particularly MSSQL to open source and leveraging AWS native platforms including RDS, Athena, Aurora)
  • Extensive AWS experience in a commercial environment, architecting database best practices.
  • Strong experience supporting AWS / Azure based datalake/data warehouse environments. Required to support internal BI teams
  • Solid experience and understanding which workloads are best suitable for which specific database platforms in AWS and Azure
  • Extensive experience and understanding of database security, including appropriate encryption and authentication best practices
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Power BI
  • Good knowledge of Azure cloud database services
  • Any working experience around non-relational databases (internally hosted or managed service such as DynamoDB in AWS will be favoured)
  • Good working knowledge of Windows and Linux Server Operating Systems
  • Excellent presentation skills to both an internal and external audience
  • The ability to share and communicate your specific expertise to the rest of the Technology group

Position KPI

  • Involved in new solutions design discussions and to recommend suitable, secure, performance optimised database offerings based on business requirements.
  • Ensure all databases in the AWS and Azure are configured for performance, scale and high availability where required.
  • Take responsibility of modernization of client database estate in the cloud, leveraging open source technologies and cloud-native hosting platforms.
  • Drive innovation by constantly reviewing the latest public cloud platform database service releases such as Babelfish in AWS to fast track adoption of native services.
  • Ensure security considerations are at the forefront when designing and managing database solutions.
  • Optimise query performance.
  • Ensure all key databases have deep insight monitoring enabled to enable improved capabilities around fault detection.
  • Perform regular database maintenance when required and ensure databases are backed up according to agreed RTO / RPO information.
  • Maintenance work to be planned meticulously to minimise/eradicate self-inflicted P1 outages · Monitoring database costs regularly and identify strategies to minimize cost as part of internal FinOps practices.
  • Ability to provide technical system solutions, determine overall design direction and provide hardware recommendations for complex technical issues.
  • Provisioning, deployment, monitoring cloud environment using automation tools like Terraform.

Overview

  • Location: Lahore
  • Job Title: Senior Cloud Service DBA
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