What you’ll be doing...

Verizon Connect is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver leading mobile technology platforms and solutions.

As a SaaS leader, we know our talent is the most important component to our success. We hire top talent and empower them to do their best work. As a division of Verizon, we combine the fun and excitement of a start-up environment with the resources, operational excellence, and brand recognition of an established tech giant.

What you’ll be doing:
Verizon Connect has an immediate need for a Production Database Administrator to join our existing DBA team. The ideal associate will be a highly competent, results driven as well as a highly self-motivated individual.

This DBA role requires a service oriented mentality, high sense of ownership of the problems and requests assigned, focus on managing and resolving issues in a prompt & efficient manor, establishing and maintaining communication with technology customers to keep them updated with status of their requests, initiating and performing changes on production systems and proactively escalating any issues that cannot be resolved within the established timeframes.

Responsibilities:

  • Owning, tracking and resolving database related incidents and requests.
  • Fulfilling requests and resolving incidents within SLAs.
  • Reviewing service related reports (e.g. database backups, maintenance, monitoring) on a daily basis to ensure service related issues are identified and resolved promptly.
  • Responding to database related alerts and escalations and working with database engineering to come up with strategic solutions to recurring problems.
  • Provisioning & maintaining environments in accordance with Architectural guidelines & build standards.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.
  • Database administration experience.
  • Knowledge of Database Administration on the MSSQL Server & PostgreSQL platforms operating within on premise & AWS installations.
  • Knowledge of fully automated environment provisioning via a CI/CD pipeline for both on-premise & AWS hosted database environments.
  • Knowledge of Troubleshooting and resolving database problems in a high transaction OLTP environment.
  • Knowledge of Database Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and third party tools.
  • Knowledge of Database operational monitoring & alerting for MSSQL Server & PostgreSQL.
  • Knowledge of Backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server data stores: row store and column store, optimisations.
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, index design, index optimisations and index statistics.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server partitioning and file and filegroup design.
  • Knowledge of query and query parallelism in SQL Server.
  • Experience working with Partitioning on SQL Server platform.
  • Operational experience with installation, configuration & troubleshooting High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MSSQL Server & PostgreSQL environments.
  • Experience with Database source control and deployment within a CI/CD (continuous integration / continuous deployment) environment (SVN, CVS, Git, TFS).
  • Experience in testing/validating database components.
  • Experience with Windows server & clustering.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Database administration experience in a large datacenter environment.
  • Operational experience with large data platforms.
  • Experience in working as part of a geographically dispersed team.
  • Experience with MySQL & PostgreSQL platforms.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume, agile environment.
  • Ability to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm and innovation.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.