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Sr. Database Administrator / Amazon RDS & Aurora (Remote)

Seattle, WA

We’re working with one of our favorite long term FinTech clients on a major infrastructure and data re-engineering project.   We’re seeking a Senior Database Administrator with expertise in AWS, Amazon RDS and Aurora, demonstrated professionalism, technical proficiency, and the ability to effectively manage a complex, evolving workload. The ideal candidate is organized, accountable, self-motivated, and experienced with Amazon RDS, Aurora DB clusters, connection management, replication, security and serverless.


This position (which can be performed 100% remotely) requires a balance between design and implementation, a high sense of ownership of the problems, focus on managing and resolving issues in alignment with objectives, great communication with stakeholders, and the hands-on expertise to implement designs, make changes on production systems, and proactively escalate issues. In this role, you will be responsible for key improvements to a mission-critical Aurora/RDS platform supporting a fast-scaling global financial services company, including design, data flow, infrastructure, security and overall performance. 



The primary responsibility of this role is to lead and execute on improvements to a scaled Amazon RDS/Aurora environment, ensuring optimal performance, availability and reliability.  This will require close collaboration with a small team of engineers to come up with strategic solutions to recurring problems. Also critical is the follow-up delivery of a breadth of implementation, migration and operational services across a growing global footprint in the cloud. 


Required Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a highly-scaled production Amazon RDS environment

  • 2+ years’ experience with Amazon Aurora, DB clusters, connection management, replication, and serverless, ideally with specific experience around security and encryption

  • 7+ years’ overall experience in Data Administration in scaled production MySQL or PostgreSQL environments

  • Broad experience across multiple database platforms

  • Ability and desire to quickly learn new systems

  • Ability and desire to automate solutions

  • Ability to work with multiple teams in an effective and collaborative manor

  • Ability to relate complex technical problems to non-technical business stakeholders.

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills


We pay very competitively and have excellent healthcare and other benefits. This is a consulting opportunity, which may be performed 100% remotely, likely to last 6+ months, with the possibility of extension and conversion (if desired).  This is a remote opportunity, recruiting within the US only. Unfortunately at this time we are not able to provide sponsorship for employment and request no agency submissions. Thank you!


We're Rooster Park, and we're a boutique consulting and recruiting agency obsessed with finding the right fits for a small set of partners. You can learn more at http://www.roosterpark.com/. Hope to hear from you!

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