• Senior Database Administrator

    Job Locations US-TX-Frisco
    ID 2019-1062
    Category
    Information Technology
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Meritize is an education lender that uses an individual’s academic, military and work achievements to enhance credit evaluation and expand funding for skills-based education. The company’s proprietary merit-based lending program goes beyond traditional underwriting to leverage individual academic and experiential data, resulting in increased access to educational funding and improved outcomes. The Meritize platform promotes the growth and development of skills-based careers on behalf of students, educators and employers through innovative funding solutions, skills building programs and career success services. 

     

    About You

     

    You have a passion for high-quality, reliable and available data. You’re comfortable working side by side with developers, power users, and data analysts in order to quickly deliver valuable data and insights. You’re agile and retrospective, and not afraid to identify what we’re doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we're doing right so we can improve on it. Above all, you judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of our users.

     

    We are actively expanding our software design and development practice and looking for talented individuals to join the team.

     

    Responsibilities

    If you are looking to work alongside a team of highly energetic, passionate and driven people, then this opportunity may be for you. Reporting to VP, Head of Development, here are the required skills/experience:

    • 5+ years of database administration experience working with a variety of technologies (i.e. MySQL, PostgreSQL)
    • Building, scaling, and administering a MySQL infrastructure with a focus on the performance, high availability, and growth needs of the business
    • Delivering data resiliency with always on, clustering, and automated failover
    • Improving and optimizing database administration and management with coding and automation
    • Improving and optimizing data loads from third parties with coding and automation
    • Securing sensitive data with tokenization/encryption
    • Establishing and maintaining OLAP data environments for analytical and reporting needs
    • Establishing and maintaining a data lake with a combination of structured and unstructured tools in a self-provisioning environment for data scientists and analysts
    • Strong knowledge of system security and overall IT security methodologies
    • Passionate about growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems
    • Practical knowledge of a variety of agile methodologies
    • BA/BS in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience
    • Scripting experience in PowerShell or Python

    Desired Skills/Experience

    The following skills/experience is strongly desired:

    • Building and deploying cloud-based data solutions in a continuous delivery environment
    • Advanced type systems, functional programming and Test Driven Development (TDD)
    • Experience in developing and deploying data solutions on AWS
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field

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