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MySQL DBA job at NYC or Remote
Posted by: Dmitriy Royzenberg
Date: May 15, 2014 01:44PM

Hi there! is hiring Sr. MySQL or Postgres DBA. We are located in NYC, however, we would consider remote work options.

Please contact me via email: droyzenberg [at]
You will be working as part of the great team.


Knewton is an education startup funded by high-profile investors including Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman. Located in the heart of Manhattan in the Union Square area, Knewton is building the world's most powerful adaptive learning engine, with the goal of making personalized and engaging education available to all. Knewton has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer for 2011 by the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain’s New York Business

We are looking for a motivated, self-started individual to be part of our database team supporting Knewton’s database infrastructure within AWS environment.

What you’ll be doing:
Providing a full scope of database administration for Cassandra and RDS infrastructure at Knewton: installations, upgrades, patching, maintenance, deployments, upgrades, performance tuning and troubleshooting, backups and recoveries
Creating tools to help automate and scale our database infrastructure.
Apply best practices to improve database performance, security and availability
Research, evaluate and benchmark alternative database solutions
Maintaining proper documentation of the database procedures
Monitoring and collection of relevant metrics for databases in our infrastructure.
Troubleshooting Production Database issue and assisting Dev team with their needs
Partaking in 24/7 production support
Assisting Dev team with database data modeling.

What we’re looking for:
6+ years of experience with MySQL or PostgreSQL
2+ years experience with noSQL technologies
Experience with Cassandra is a big plus
1+ years of experience with AWS
System Administration skills is a big plus
Familiarity with configuration management systems (e.g Chef, Puppet, CF Engine)
Solid Linux skills.
Strong experience with automation
Good experience with Shell scripting
Good knowledge of either Python or Ruby
Understanding of key value stores such as Memcached, Redis and their relevant AWS implementations.
Self-motivated individual and team player that provide a positive influence to other team members.
Good analytical skills with good written and oral communication skills.
Strong database troubleshooting skills
Ability to meet project timelines in the fast pace environment.

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