NoSQL (Cassandra) Database Administrator


Thinkfind Corporation

Salary: $68 – $72 per Hour

NoSQL (Cassandra) Database Administrator Fort Worth, Texas

We have an immediate opening for a Database Administrator to assist in managing a NoSQL database environment. You will be responsible for defining, implementing, and maintaining physical Cassandra databases for the enterprise. You should possess extensive knowledge of all aspects of Cassandra including monitoring and performance tuning. Also performs basic DBA tasks in other NoSQL and RDBMS environments as necessary. You will design and build simple to complex database structures from data models. Install, configure and patch Cassandra. Work closely with application development teams to design, implement and support databases to support applications. Participate in design reviews as required to ensure database design meets application requirements. Design, maintain, document and execute database utilities to provide information regarding database activity. Proactively performs database monitoring and performance tuning tasks. Identify and provide innovative solutions to performance issues in multiple database environments. Performs basic dba tasks in RDBMS platforms as necessary. You will perform automation to standardize DBA tasks. Reviews and enforces adherence to the client architecture, as well as database design and usage standards. In addition, you will provide rotating 24×7 on-call support for BNSF’s DB2, SQL Server, and Oracle environments as necessary.

Position requires two or more year’s total experience as physical DBA in the Cassandra platform. Strong understanding of the Cassandra data model and architecture including installation & configuration of a cluster needed. Strong understanding of the complex inner workings of Cassandra, such as the gossip protocol, hinted handoffs, read repairs, Merkle trees and Staged Event-Driven Architecture (SEDA) a must. Strong understanding of what Replicas are, replica Placement Strategies, Partitions, Snitches, Dynamic Ring Participation and Security within Cassandra required. Five or more year’s total experience as physical DBA in a major RDBMS technology needed. Two or more year’s total experience in SQL required. Two or more years of experience in database/application performance tuning and monitoring tools needed. Experience in database problem identification, problem diagnosis and resolution required. Experience building data architecture models and enforcing enterprise architecture standards and guidelines is a must. Ability to develop scripts on UNIX and Windows platforms as necessary. Experience coding and/or debugging stored procedures; experience working on complex application issues in a multi-tiered environment; functional experience in multi-tiered application design and implementation preferred. Outstanding communication skills are required – must be able to clearly explain a technical problem to management. Must have the ability to work on high-performing teams and deliver under pressure situations. B.S. degree from an accredited university required.

Desired skills: DBA, Cassandra, NoSQL, gossip protocol, hinted handoffs, read repairs, Merkle trees, Staged Event-Driven Architecture, SEDA, Replicas, Placement Strategies, Partitions, Snitches, Dynamic Ring Participation, RDBMS, SQL, performance tuning, data architecture, UNIX, Windows

**Local candidates preferred; 50% work on-site required.**

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