Associate Database Administrator
Neustar is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated individual to work in a dynamic environment providing operations support for development through production level databases.
This person should have a strong desire to learn and ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. This is a unique opportunity for someone to gain exposure and experience to some of the latest database technologies including Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, NoSQL and Amazon AWS.
We are looking for intellectually passionate people who learn quickly, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and stay current with the latest technologies.
The candidate will learn and gain experience assisting with the following responsibilities :
Install and upgrade database and related products : Keep databases at current release and maintenance levels; install supporting products;
provide current, stable production and development environments
RDBMS performance monitoring and tuning : Closely monitor performance; identify problems and implement solutions; ensure the database is running at optimum speed and efficiency
Database backup / recovery environment : Assure that data recovery time objectives are established and met; verify implementation of correct backup strategy;
develop recovery procedures; support recovery from loss of data caused by user or system error; respond quickly to refresh data.
Reorganize database structures as needed : Automate procedures at regular intervals; use tools to reorganize or defragment database table spaces, tables, and indexes;
provide efficient database environment to maximize productivity and improve performance
Perform application refreshes on request : Refresh data from one environment to another at the request of the application development staff;
execute necessary tasks to accomplish this, including export, drop, create, and import pre-scheduled time to minimize impact;
provide application development staff optimal development environment with current data
Capacity planning and reporting : Monitor file system space, database allocation, etc.; verify efficient use of disk storage;
reclaim unused space; optimize space allocation and avoid out-of-space conditions
Work closely with Systems Programmers and Systems Administrators to ensure that the database system is operating in accordance with required system usage;
provide assistance and guidance in setting appropriate system parameters
Review overall physical database structures for data integrity, performance quality, recoverability, maintenance, and space requirement considerations
Participate in the evaluation and recommendation of DBA tools and new DBMS technologies
24x7 on-call support will be required and shared with the team.
Skills and Knowledge :
Have operational mindset, doing what needs to be done first to get the system back online
Understanding of the relational database model and theoretical knowledge of database structure; skilled in ability to see the big picture and conceptualize and document creative solutions
Communicate complex technical information in a concise and articulate manner
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills at all levels of management and ability to motivate employees / teams to apply skills and techniques to solve dynamic problems;
excellent teamwork skills
Ability to weigh various suggested technical solutions against the original business needs and choose the most cost- effective solution
Knowledge of SQL, including programming and ways to optimize SQL code.
Ability to quickly learn, adapt to and implement technical solutions
Bachelor’s degree or better in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
Knowledge of basic concepts in Linux / Unix environments as well as shell scripting
Knowledge of relational database applications and designs
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think abstractly
Skills in development languages such as Perl, PHP, Ruby, Python desired but no required
Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated analytical and troubleshooting skills.
Reviewing and assisting with documentation, processes, and standards
Neustar does not accept unsolicited resumes from external firms or agencies. Neustar will not be responsible for placement fees associated with unsolicited resumes.
Diversity, inclusion and teamwork are second nature to Neustar; and these values permeate our entire business structure.
Neustar is committed to creating an environment where a wide spectrum of opinions and beliefs are actively sought, listened to and respected.
Further, our talented workforce draws from the many geographic areas and markets in which Neustar operates worldwide, which represents a distinct competitive advantage.
The rich and varied personal and professional backgrounds of our employees make Neustar a dynamic and rewarding company at which to build a career. We invite you to join us.
Neustar, Inc. considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-
era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law and other state and local requirements. Neustar, Inc., complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws.