Database Administrator 17-003

Location:Leesburg, VA
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Excellent Bennefits on Day One!
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:210 - Information Technology
Company:Iridium
Description:

This position is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the Iridium databases running Linux and UNIX Server OS and related server applications primarily at the Leesburg Satellite Network Operations Center (SNOC) in cooperation with the IT Network, and Systems administrators to provide highly available and reliable systems to support the Iridium Mission system and users.

Duties:
  • Administer, Maintain, Tune and troubleshoot mongo database systems running on Redhat Linux Server OS and related administrative applications.

  • Upgrade/install MySQL and mongo databases running on Redhat Linux OS

  • Ensure proper backup processes are in place to allow for full recovery of database systems

  • Service and coordinate user requests for changes and enhancements to database systems

  • Evaluate tools and applications relevant to Mission database systems and services

  • Maintain proper Change Control and Configuration Management processes

  • Monitor systems and services daily, respond to alerts, and provide on-call 24/7/365 support

  • Create perl and/or shell scripts to automate tasks

  • Familiarity with shell scripting for database deployment and administration

  • Skilled in performance tuning strategies as well as disaster recovery strategies.

  • Provide regular metrics and reporting as directed

  • Other duties may be assigned by management

Qualifications:
  • Be responsible for providing day-to-day support and maintenance for all MySQL and Mongo databases running on Redhat Linux
  • Be responsible for providing backup support for all Sybase database systems running on Solaris UNIX Servers across the Mission System
  • Take lead in investigating potential problems and issues raised by Mission users; this includes on-call support and carrying a cell phone if required
  • Monitor site events to proactively optimize system and application performance
  • Work with the team to automate procedures where possible, and to promote rapid response to known issues
  • Work with other teams to promote changes to production and other environments
  • Be accountable for maintaining databases in compliance with established best practices and established baseline configurations
  • Be accountable for proper backup and disaster recovery procedures
  • Work in conjunction with other IT groups and company departments to understand functionality, scalability, performance, security, and integration requirements for all business needs
  • Develop and maintain an in depth understanding of the supporting application architectures and the general application functionality running in the Linux and UNIX environments
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by management
  • Suggest improvements and seek additional training to maintain skills necessary to execute duties

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/MIS or equivalent experience

  • Experience with MySQL and mongo database deployment and maintenance in a critical environment is highly desired

  • 5 years or more experience with MY SQL and/or Mongo/Sybase Databases

  • Knowledge of Security Best Practices, Shell scripting, database Performance Tuning, Backup/Restore and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Relevant Technical Certifications

  • Project Management Skills

  • Experience in an Operations type environment.

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.



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