Database Administrator Specialist (Mongo DBA)

Location: Reston, VA


Position overview
Database operations team is looking for a senior Database Administrator to provide database production support in a fast-paced operations environment, supporting 24x7 business critical applications using MongoDB platform. Database Administrator (DBA) will be responsible for day-to-day support that includes critical production support, database deployments, upgrades, patching, backup & recovery operations, performance tuning, off-hours and on-call support for variety of enterprise servers & aligned critical services.

Required Skills:
•    More than 7-10 years of experience working as senior database administration DBA position.
•    Experience in working MongoDB versions v3.x incl. MongoDB replica sets at Enterprise level capacity.
•    Good understanding of Mongo Ops Manager and ability to navigate & troubleshoot issues & configurations.
•    Experience in MongoDB replica sets & identify gaps in current/proposed configurations in all environments.
•    MongoDB replication experience is critical to ensure the database works as expected and will further propose solutions to improve performance, reliability and security aspects to be compliant.
•    Solid experience of backup & recovery including point-in-time recovery and supporting configurations.
•    Good understanding of Mongo core internals & ability to apply those skills to trouble-shoot real time issues.
•    Strong performance tuning skills, ability to highlight performance bottlenecks of target environments.
•    Exposure to Cloud offerings i.e. AWS and any supporting migration experience is a plus.
•    Provide deployment support for database objects in production and test environment.
•    Provide 24/7 on call production support on a rotation basis.
•    Prior experience in migration between core platforms and database i.e. MSSQL to MongoDB platforms.
•    Be able to independently plan and execute large database migration projects & communicate effectively.
•    Experience in replication setup, backup & recovery of core database technologies i.e. MSSQL & MongoDB.
•    Experience with standard database monitoring tools such as Ops Manager, Foglight or similar.
•    Familiar with technologies like VMware/VMHA, SRDF and SRM used for database HA & DR solutions
•    Knowledge and experience with enterprise wide disaster recovery activities.
•    Effective verbal and writing communication skills.

Desired Skills:
•    Good UNIX scripting skills.
•    Experience working on Virtual platform using VMware and vSphere.
•    Good understanding of Disaster Recovery setup and experience supporting business continuity exercises.
•    Any experience with data encryption at enterprise level.
•    Mongo certification along with AWS product offerings.