Cloud Operations Database Engineer - Technology R&D

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Job Description

Are you ready for the Most Impactful Work of Your Life?

Signant Health is a global evidence generation company. We’re helping our customers digitally enable their clinical trial programs, meeting patients where they are, driving change through technology and innovations and reimagining the path to proof. Working at Signant Health puts you in the very heart of the world’s most exciting sector - a high-growth, dynamic company in an extraordinary industry. We innovate the leading-edge of clinical research data. We do it faster, better and with an eye on the future of our industry.

Role Purpose

As a member of the Production Hosting department at Signant Health, the Cloud Database Engineer will collaborate with database maintenance and related application development, release, configuration, deployment, and management of Signant Health infrastructure, database components, and related services in customer environments to ensure they are highly available, secure, scalable and sustainable. You will also work with Apps Integration and the DevOps teams to identify and resolve database and related application/infrastructure issues and improve the overall SRE processes.

Want to join the Best Team of Your Life?

We’re looking for people who are excited by the potential to make a difference in the world. You need to be decisive, open to celebrating mistakes, able to communicate transparently and inclusively, and someone your team can count on. Most of all you need to be yourself!

As part of our team, your Key Accountabilities:

  • Overseeing and working on DBA day-to-day activities and DB related application support tasks
  • Automation for database and application tasks and alerts via scripting.
  • Creating MongoDB scripts, deploying replica sets, optimizing work with large datasets and aggregation frameworks
  • Serving as an expert to troubleshoot and identify database performance issues
  • Quickly & effectively utilize existing tools and utilities to improve troubleshooting process in the long run
  • Ensure the stability, security, scalability and availability of Database and Application stack running on AWS/Azure.
  • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation to support production environments and shift work.
  • Control infrastructure costs by continually looking for opportunities to right-size servers and services
  • Migrate databases between different platforms (Oracle to PostgreSQL)
  • Coordinate the implementation of projects and work requests involving database administration

You’ll need to bring:-

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Database-related production experience with high volume AWS RDS, Aurora, ElasticCache, MongoDB, Azure DB Cosmos, and Azure SQL Database.
  • Proficiency in SQL and PL/SQL languages (MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL) in a high-volume, regulated production environment.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in database server performance tuning: capacity, lock detection and prevention, replication, etc.
  • Experience in securing the DB layer and using the principle of least privileges: column-level TDS encryption, TLS connectivity, screened subnet DB access.
  • Experience in a modern software development environment that is Agile and incorporates DevOps practices.
  • Knowledge with DevOps Tools like Jenkins, Artifactory, Git, BitBucket, and TFS
  • Experience in application and database performance and application audit
  • Solid experience in automating SQL and application-related tasks using Python, PowerShell & Bash
  • Knowledge in AWS EKS/ECS and Azure AKS and infrastructure as code management using Terraform and Ansible/AWX
  • Knowledge with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • Knowledge in Linux and Windows server operating systems and Web Server technologies, including IIS, Tomcat, WebLogic, and Apache Web Server
  • Knowledge of relational databases, including SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres or MySQL
  • Proven ability to work in a team-oriented environment, providing back-up support to team members, & establishing/maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers within and across functional areas.
  • Experience establishing pertinent DB and application telemetry and configuring monitoring systems.
  • Ability to work independently.

We know that everyone has different wants and needs, which is why along with a highly competitive base salary we support our people and their loved ones with a variety of perks and benefits. As part of our team some of the benefits you can expect to receive are:

  • Medical Insurance, Group Accidental Coverage/Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Subscription to Calm – The #1 app for mental fitness.
  • Employee Referral Program – Bring the Best to Signant Health and earn a reward
  • Wellness Program – Participate in challenges and earn points for rewards.
  • Proof! – Signant’s Employee Recognition Program where you can accumulate points to redeem for exciting merchandise, gift cards, tickets, and more
  • Burn Along – Digital fitness and wellness platform

Does this sound like something you’d like to explore? Then we’d love to hear from you!

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter letting us know why you think you’d be perfect for this role. We will begin reviewing submissions during the application period and will fill the vacancy as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

Please note that Signant does not accept unsolicited resumes from Third Party vendors.

At Signant Health, accepting difference isn’t enough—we celebrate it, we support it, and we nurture it for the benefit of our team members, our clients and our community. Signant Health is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

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