Senior / Staff Software Engineer - Vertica DBA
- Posted 08 May 2023
- Job type Permanent
Paid Parental Leave
Return to Work Policy
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The Trade Desk is a global technology company with a mission to create a better, more open internet for everyone through principled, intelligent advertising. Handling over 1 trillion queries per day, our platform operates at an unprecedented scale. We have also built something even stronger and more valuable: an award-winning culture based on trust, ownership, empathy, and collaboration. We value the unique experiences and perspectives that each person brings to The Trade Desk, and we are committed to fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work every day.
Do you have a passion for solving hard problems at scale? Are you eager to join a dynamic, globally-connected team where your contributions will make a meaningful difference in building a better media ecosystem? Come and see why Fortune magazine consistently ranks The Trade Desk among the best small-medium-sized workplaces globally.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
We are looking to hire a Big Data Database Engineer to join our engineering team to build out our data-driven platform and support database related activities. You enjoy investigating database problems, performance issues, and evaluating/influencing MPP database use cases to ensure optimal performance on the platform.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Designing, developing, and supporting features and functionality that leverage our MPP databases.
Provide day-to-day support and maintenance for the MPP databases that are part of our platform. This includes, but is not limited to: administration, analysis, support, proactive monitoring, troubleshooting, recoverability, security, installation, and design.
Investigating potential problems and issues raised by users
Monitoring database events and continuously optimizing system performance through troubleshooting and tuning
Automate reactive procedures and promote rapid response to database issues
Maintaining database configurations in compliance with established best practices
Designing and implementing systems, policies, and procedures for backup and disaster recovery
Monitoring ongoing capacity and implement design and architecture changes as needed to improve global availability
Installing upgrades and patches to existing database servers
Designing and developing database code as needed
Reviewing and establishing database migration patterns and weekly release scripts
Participating in on-call rotations
WHO YOU ARE:
5+ years of Database Administration experience supporting mission critical relational databases
Considerable experience and knowledge of on-premise MPP databases, like Vertica, Teradata, or Netezza. Vertica experience is a huge plus. Equivalent experience with other SQL technologies like Redshift or Snowflake, or even open source may be acceptable alternatives for the right candidate.
Proficiency with OLAP Database Environments running on Linux
Full systems lifecycle experience (from requirements to delivery) of database projects
Experience designing, building, installing, configuring, supporting, and maintaining high-volume, large database systems
Top-notch troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills
Experience with database design and management aspects for various compliance programs, such as Sarbanes-Oxley or PCI, is a big plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to document complex technical problems
Ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as independently with limited supervision