8186 - RedShift DBA (Database Admin III)

Location: Reston, VA

Redshift DBA:

- Know-how of Logical data modeling

- Expertise in Physical data modeling

- 5+ years of DBA experience with MPP databases such as Netezza (preferred), Teradata or Exadata.

- 2+ years of exclusive hands-on Redshift DBA experience (cluster setup, distribution strategy, performance tuning, backup/recovery, scaling options, Spectrum)

- AWS cloud working knowledge (IAM, VPC, S3, Hive, etc.)

- AWS certification strongly preferred (Solution Architect Associate and/or Big Data Specialist)

- Work with a team of DEV DBAs to design, maintain & optimize Redshift databases, but also support with Netezza & Hive DBA work

The client is seeking a Database Administrator III to provide database support on a variety of hardware and software platforms and peripherals.


Job Responsibilities:

Provide on-site database and system support

Monitor, collect statistical information, and provide reporting on capacity and system performance

Based on statistics, make recommendations to maintain and improve capacity and system performance

Monitor the system, and act upon system and application automated alerts

Perform diagnostics, testing, and troubleshooting of software, o/s, and database issues (ex. correcting installation, configuration, or data problems)

Plan and perform software installation, configuration, upgrade and patching

Plan and perform database configuration, maintenance, upgrade and patching

Perform and manage system and database backups

Perform manual switch to redundant system / database components, in case of system failure