Lead Database Administrator

Data Engineering


Experienced Professional

Lead Database Administrators oversee the design, build, and operation of data management systems.


Main duties and responsibilities:

    • Lead the design, development, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of Upgrade’s data management systems

    • Lead the development of standards and procedures to maximize DBMS performance, scale-ability, resilience, security, and data integrity
    • Install, upgrade, and manage database applications
    • Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards


    • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or any related course

    • 5+ years of experience administering production, always-on, high throughput, OLTP RDBMS with the last 3+ years administering Oracle/MySQL databases
    • Proficient in Oracle 11g+ / MySQL 5.5+ database servers running on-premise data center environments
    • Proficient in Oracle/MySQL backup & recovery, upgrade, patching, and performance tuning
    • Advanced knowledge of SQL query execution, execution analysis & optimization, indexing strategies, partitioning, etc.
    • Advanced knowledge of SQL schema modeling and evolution
    • Proficient in various RDBMS replication strategies
    • Solid Linux fundamentals including kernel and OS tuning, as they relate to DB performance and security
    • Excellent troubleshooting, documentation, and communication skills
    • Highly motivated and self-driven
    • Enjoys learning new technologies and applying them to solving problems
    • Enjoys collaborating and working in small teams
    • Good at multitasking and thrives in a fast-paced environment
    • Methodical, thorough, and solution-oriented

Nice to have:

    • Experience with Oracle RAC or MySQL geo-redundant database
    • Familiarity with Data Privacy Act, PCI DSS, and other security practices
    • Experience with other database management systems
    • AWS Certified Database Specialty
    • OCP/OCA Database 11g/12c Administrator Certification
    • OCP/OCA MySQL 5.6/5.7 Administrator Certification