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Database Administrator

  • Location: Bellevue, 98004
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

As a Sr. Database Administrator you will work with engineers who are passionate about Continuous Improvement and industry best practices. We embrace Lean/Kanban methodologies. This team is in process of replacing traditional relational data stores with new, modern cloud offerings. Our goal is based upon performance, fault tolerance, security and reliability. We will leverage AWS as well as 3rd party marketplace offerings to make this happen.

We are at a critical junction in migrating from hosted datacenters toward cloud native computing, all the while maintaining business in a hybrid fashion as we continue our transition. This role must provide both innovative cloud native solutions that are cost effective as well as steering direction for our hosted environment, ensuring performance and stability. You will work closely with a talented group of application admins, system admins, and developers, who work hard and play harder!


  • Provide leadership, mentorship and technical vision related to Relational, NoSQL & Big Data Services
  • Analyze and recommend the right technologies to build technical solutions that meet business needs
  • Follow and encourage best practices such as technical documentation on the wiki
  • Orchestrate DB interactions, develop solutions that are repeatable and recyclable
  • Database migration from on-prem to cloud, using open source tools and custom scripts where needed
  • Improve PostgreSQL architecture - in terms Cost to Serve, Performance & Elasticity
  • Manage cross platform data replication using open source tools
  • Database maintenance, tuning, monitoring, performance analysis, and query tuning
  • Database automation - including configuration management
  • Database support, assuring optimized performance, stability and uptime
  • Oracle maintenance and troubleshooting as needed - minimal, expected to die down over the next year
  • Some non-RDBMS work likely - including managing Netezza, Hadoop, Hive implementations
  • R&D + Implementation of automation & orchestration for DBaaS solutions found within our Cloud Architecture. Participate in on call rotation as defined by management


  • 5+ years’ experience handling large scale RDBMS and no-SQL systems and related database migrations
  • Sharp analytical abilities, proven database design skills, both physical and logical, and a track record of delivery
  • Leadership, critical thinking and excellent verbal and written communication, documentation, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in troubleshooting complex and distributed systems
  • Experience working in Cloud, Agile, CI/CD, DevOps environments a plus
  • Experience with container runtime and management software like Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, a plus
  • Customer oriented with the ability to collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders 
  • Proven ability to work independently and as an integral member of a team
  • Languages / Frameworks
    • 5+ years’ experience/expert level understanding and implementation of SQL, stored procedures, PL/SQL, PL/pgSQL
    • 5+ years’ experience/expert level with Postgres
    • 5+ years’ experience with the Unix command line essential - including the ability to setup, test and work with open source software
    • 3+ years’ experience with bash, Perl/Python scripting
    • 3+ years’ experience with RDMS, Big Data/NoSQL
    • Experience working with 24/7 production websites
    • Database troubleshooting skills on day to day activities
    • Knowledge in different types of storage (SAN, NAS and DAS)
  • Tools
    • 3+ years’ experience with monitoring tools like Zabbix, Nagios, Dynatrace, Datadog



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience with PostgreSQL (extensive Oracle/MySQL experience with a willingness to learn PostgreSQL may substitute)
  • 3+ years’ experience with Oracle and/or MySQL


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re a top 15 U.S. IT staffing firm and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

For hourly W2 contract roles, MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options. Please see for more information. For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits will be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.

Motion Recruitment Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Veterans/Disability/Women. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.