Position Title: Senior Database Engineer - Infrastructure

Entity: KBRA Holdings, LLC.

Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Remote (Remote only in CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MD, NJ, MA, NY, PA, SC, TX, VA)

Summary/Overview:

KBRA (KBRA Holdings, LLC.)  is seeking a Senior Database Engineer to join our Infrastructure team. The Database Engineering team is focused on supporting internal engineering and analytical teams by creating systems & services and providing guidance to help them reach their operational goals.

The organization is transforming into a model where small, empowered teams own the things they build from inception through production. The DBA team in addition to supporting and maintaining legacy infrastructure, will also work to provide resources to these teams to enable them to build & deploy scalable, observable, reliable, and secure applications.

We value learning and making time during the workday for our team members to grow their skillsets.

About The Job

The role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities and will have an impact across the organization. It will require building relationships with engineers as well as business users and all changes will have to be made while considering their impact on multiple products with active users.

This is a unique opportunity for someone who is looking to grow into a more strategic role while supporting and building KBRA’s database environment; someone who is not happy with the status quo and always looking for ways to use emerging technologies to solve business problems. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and a self-starter; someone who loves new challenges and likes working in an agile environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help build Database as a service platform to support Internal teams in delivering products quicker
  • Research and implement solutions that address pain points in current development cycle.
  • Migrate legacy systems to newer cloud databases while maintaining security, performance, and costs.
  • Create Infrastructure as code solutions for Database provisioning, Scaling, and configuration changes in a multi cloud environment
  • Work across multiple database technologies:  MS-SQL, MYSQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • CI/CD Deployments for Database schema changes through Flyway or SSDT/Dacpac.
  • Participate in Blameless Postmortems of production issues to identify potential improvements.
  • Advocate for scalable, observable, reliable, and secure practices across the organization.
  • Iterate over solutions and deliver work incrementally rather than delivering large, risky chunks of work.
  • Mentor and frequently collaborate with people inside and outside the team.
  • Be on-call for services that the DBA team owns and be available during production issues of systems use our systems.
  • Oversee all database operations including planning, configuration, troubleshooting, monitoring, security configurations and migrations
  • Build & manage databases in multiple environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
  • Assess and develop long-term strategic goals for production databases with data owners and department managers.
  • Design and implement redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets.
  • Help engineering team members write efficient queries
  • Research & collaborate with engineering teams to implement the best data solution for the application/service being built.

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • MS SQL Server administration experience required
  • Experience in Version Upgrades, Database Instance Consolidations, and migrations
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native and 3rd party monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex SQL, stored procedures, database functions, SSIS and ANSI and T-SQL queries and scripts.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA), Always on Availability Groups, MS SQL Clustering and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Data Security and data protection best practices
  • Experience with implementing and migrating to NoSQL technologies
  • Writing CI/CD pipelines -- Azure DevOps and/or GitLab preferred
  • Linux Operating System experience (nice to have)
  • Managing database environments regardless of its location, on-prem/cloud
  • Exposure to cloud architecture and Agile development methodologies
  • Experience working with container-based applications leveraging Docker swarm/Kubernetes
  • Building & maintaining systems using Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience with Python & PowerShell
  • Experience with MariaDB, MongoDB, Snowflake, Aerospike, Postgres etc. (nice to have)
  • Exposure to Azure SQL & AWS RDS and other cloud/SaaS technologies in production

Salary Range:

The anticipated annual base salary range for this full-time position is $145,000 - $160,000. Offer amounts are determined by factors such as experience, skills, geography, and other job-related factors.

Benefits:

  • Competitive benefits and paid time off
  • Paid family and disability leave
  • 401(k) plan, including employer match (100% vested)
  • Educational and professional development financial assistance
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Cell phone reimbursement

About Us:

KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered in the U.S., the EU and the UK, and is designated to provide structured finance ratings in Canada. KBRA’s ratings can be used by investors for regulatory capital purposes in multiple jurisdictions.

More Info:

KBRA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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