Infrastructure Engineering

Senior Database Engineer

Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab
Work Type: Full Time
Job Description: Senior Database Engineer

Position: Senior Database Engineer

Company Overview:
Watermark advances educational excellence in K-12 and higher education by providing the highest quality web-based software and supporting services to efficiently plan and manage assessment processes, facilitate the demonstration of learning achievement and foster continuous improvement. Capabilities include: outcomes assessment planning, curriculum mapping, performance assessment, electronic portfolio management, rubric scoring, lesson planning, and surveys. Our success is predicated upon our commitment to provide rapidly
developed, reliable and flexible, online tools, and world-class support to our clients. We are a rapidly growing business, headquartered in New York City with offices all over the US and India.

Position Summary:
As a Senior Database Engineer, you will be responsible for the administration, optimization, and maintenance of our database systems, including but not limited to PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. The ideal candidate should be proficient in AWS RDS management, with a strong focus on query optimization, schema optimization, and reducing the size of RDS instances through effective optimization techniques.


Database Management:
- Manage and administer PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server databases.
- Proficient in AWS RDS management, including setup, configuration, and optimization.
- Implement and maintain high availability, backup, and recovery strategies for database systems.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of databases with applications.

Performance Optimization:
- Conduct thorough query optimization to enhance database performance.
- Implement schema optimization techniques for improved efficiency.
- Focus on reducing the size of RDS instances through proactive optimization strategies.

Security and Compliance:
- Implement and enforce security best practices for databases.
- Ensure databases comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting:
- Establish and maintain monitoring systems to proactively identify and resolve database issues.
- Perform root cause analysis for database-related incidents and implement preventive measures.

- Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for database configurations, processes, and procedures.
- Train and mentor junior database administrators as needed.


Required Skills:
- 4+ years of experience as a Database Engineer/Administrator.
- Proficiency in managing PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server databases.
- Strong experience in AWS RDS management and relevant AWS services.
- Expertise in query optimization and schema optimization techniques.
- Demonstrated success in reducing the size of RDS instances through optimization.
- Experienced to work on Unix/Linux terminal and PowerShell console

Preferred Skills:
- Certification in relevant database technologies (e.g., AWS Certified Database - Specialty).
- Familiarity with other database systems like MongoDB, Redis, AWS Aurora, etc.

- B.S./M.S. degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.

Personal Attributes:
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality.

Watermark Insights is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. Responsibilities may change, and the position may require other duties as assigned.

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