NoSQL Database Administrator - Senior Level

Purpose of Job

We are seeking a talented NoSQL DBA – Senior Level for Remote, our Plano, TX or San Antonio, TX – Vista corporate office locations.

Guides and facilitates teams in the delivery of technical solutions. Independently performs complex work assignments and problem resolution across systems, processes, and channels. Participates in the analysis, design, modeling, development, implementation and maintenance of databases on a variety of information technology platforms.

The Sr. DBA manages database utilities, monitors the relationships between the database users and applications, and maintains the organization's databases across multiple platforms and computing environments. Applies understanding of NoSQL database concepts and query languages in order to design required summary or aggregation tables to support analyses. Collaborates with technology/infrastructure staff to identify data relationships and functional requirements; analyzes and resolves issues related to information flow and content. Maintains database support tools, database tables and dictionaries. Performs data modeling studies and develops detailed data models.

Job Requirements

ABOUT USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

In each of the past five years, we've been a top-40 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, and we've ranked among Victory Media's Top 10 Military Friendly® Employers for 13 years straight. We embrace a robust veteran workforce and encourage veterans and veteran spouses to apply.

ABOUT USAA IT

Our most important qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 11 million members who rely on us every day.
We are over 3,000 employees strong, a passionately supportive and collaborative team built on Agile principles. We've been a top-two Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT five years in a row and were recently named a Top 50 Employer for Minority Engineers & IT by Workforce Diversity Magazine.       
See what it's like to work for a company where your passion meets our purpose: 
USAA Information Technology: A Realistic Preview  
 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages multiple initiatives of significant scope and complexity.
  • Provides insight and guides management on project related issues.
  • Ensures business continuity by developing and implementing highly available database systems and database recovery plans and procedures.
  • Liaises with database software vendors and external technical support on issues.
  • Drives continuous database improvement initiatives to increase efficiency, availability, and productivity.
  • Acquires and applies advanced knowledge of database design and management including modeling, creation and maintenance of the most difficult and critical databases and database objects to serve as a resource to team members on escalated issues of an unusual nature.
  • Applies extensive knowledge and demonstrated proficiency with database tools and utilities and at least one DBMS platform, as well as expert SQL and database performance tuning skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree required OR (4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree).
  • 6+ years of relevant database design or administration and/or systems/development life cycle experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of technical programming languages and/or database design or database management systems.

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.*

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

PREFERRED

  • Strong working experience using Linux
  • Strong working experience programming, with a preference for Java, Python, and/or shell scripting
  • Experience administering NoSQL databases, with a preference for Cassandra, Redis, MongoDB, and/or Couchbase
  • Experience working with traditional RDBMS databases, like Oracle or IBM Db2
  • Experience working with Agile/iterative project methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban, preferably with experience using Agile project management tools such as JIRA

BENEFITS 

USAA's most valuable resource is our 28,000 employees. We promote a culture of diversity and inclusion, encouraging varied perspectives and ideas.

Our team enjoys world-class benefits, pay and highly competitive reward opportunities, including comprehensive healthcare, wellness and wealth building programs, employee resource groups, 401K matching dollar-for-dollar up to 8% of pay, career planning and continuing education.

We promote a strong work-life balance with a variety of on-site services and conveniences depending on location, including a daycare, health center and pharmacy, multiple dining options, company stores, covered parking and free fitness centers. USAA is a casual dress environment.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

For Internal Candidates:

Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 12/06/18 by 11:59 pm CST time.