Database Chief Architect


Seeking highly motivated, goal-oriented, and team-focused Database Chief Software Architects with a passion for supporting customer-facing services, processes, systems and infrastructure. Experienced individuals apply now.

Database Chief Architect

$ 100k USD/year  $ 50 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

Do you possess a high level of expertise in administration, development, backup, recovery, and tuning of database products and components of multi-million-dollar revenue per year enterprise software products? If so, then this role is for you.

 
 
Why Crossover?
Be a part of the fastest growing private equity portfolio in the world. Join our rapidly expanding partner network. Support an expanding global network of clients. A key benefit of Crossover is that all our roles are location independent. Live and work anywhere: work from home, a coffee shop or at one of the many co-working spaces Crossover partners can access and collaborate.
 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
INTERESTED? APPLY NOW!

We are looking for experienced Database Chief Architects that will work to assure the overall availability and performance of production services against availability and quality SLAs.

You will respond to alerts or events that impair or degrade services and could cause outages that impact availability. You will identify root causes, single points of failure, and eliminate them through remediation and execution.

A successful candidate should be able to proactively plan, implement, and maintain DB operational services, backup, and recovery; scaling and capacity planning activities, and administration and management of all database software patches and upgrades.

This role will also support the database application programming activities of engineering or professional services staff as needed. You will work in day-to-day troubleshooting of application issues and data fixes. You must be able to handle heavy workloads, multi-task efficiently and be able to switch gears in a moment’s notice.

ONLINE HIRING EVENT



A hiring event is a scheduled online event where all our relevant testing relating to a role is conducted on the same day. Submissions received during the event are graded the following week, and successful candidates notified if they have progressed to the next round which is an online interview with a Hiring Manager.

 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Creating solutions architecture, algorithms, and designs for solutions that scale to the customer's enterprise/global requirements

Analyze processing issues and data anomalies to identify solutions Ensure availability and performance of all databases

Work with infrastructure staff to make sure that needed system resources are allocated to the databases and to ensure high availability and optimal performance

Proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime

Installation of database software and related products. Managing the patching process for the servers and database software

Provide daily production support and troubleshooting as needed to resolve issues as quickly as possible

Responsible for problem escalation to development team, vendors or third party service providers as appropriate

Leading a small team of Database Engineers to apply engineering practices and implement automations across all elements of solution delivery

Manage accountability of team members, with pinpoint focus on quality

Personally accountable for resolution of the most technically challenging issues

Work a standard 40-hr week and mostly Monday to Friday

Ensure you can maintain a daily high level of concentration and high-quality output

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

3+ years of hands-on experience with AWS Aurora Services for both MySQL and PostgreSQL

3+ years of hands-on experience with MSSQL on AWS

Hands-on experience with Oracle Database is considered a plus

3+ years of experience in an architect or similar role in the last 5 years

Practical experience in monitoring and tuning databases to provide high availability service

Detailed knowledge and experience with database backup and recovery, export/import, tools and techniques.

Experience with configuring and maintaining virtual servers

Experience with AWS cost optimization and service management

A true “roll up the sleeves and get it done” working approach

Demonstrated success as a problem solver, result-oriented, self-starter

Comfortable “working virtually” with teammates and customers around the world. We do a lot of Skype and video conferencing

Good proficiency in English language
 
WHAT CROSSOVER MEMBERS SAY ABOUT THIS ROLE

 
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CAREER PATH
YES - YOU WON'T STOP HERE!

Job Title Database Engineer Database Architect Database Chief Architect
Compensation $15/hr (~$30k/yr) $30/hr (~$60k/yr) $50/hr (~$100k/yr)
Role Type Database Administrator Senior Database Administrator Product Database Architect and responsible for implementing technology decisions
Job Title (at typical previous job) Junior DBA
DBA
Database Engineer
Senior DBA
Architect
Lead DB Engineer
Chief Architect
Senior Technical Architect
A good fit for... 2+ years hands on DB Administration experience.

Strong in one technology but willing to learn new technologies

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English)

Good knowledge of database backup and recovery, export/import, tools and techniques

Good knowledge of monitoring and tuning databases to provide high availability service

Inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics
5+ years of hands on DB Administration experience with 2+ years in an architect or similar position.

Adept at various technologies

Participated in teams on product technical strategy

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English)

Very good knowledge of database backup and recovery, export/import, tools and techniques

Very good knowledge of monitoring and tuning databases to provide high availability service

Inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics
8+ years of hands on DB Administration experience with 3+ years in an architect or similar position.

Adept at various technologies

Recent experience in heading product technical strategy

Firm belief in well defined processes and workflows, ability to establish them and make sure they are executed by everyone and without exceptions.

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English) and ability to communicate with business stakeholders

Excellent knowledge of database backup and recovery, export/import, tools and techniques

Expert in monitoring and tuning databases to provide high availability service

Inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics
Core Deliverables A team member of a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization.

Responsible for delivery of individual changes based on well defined specifications and meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets
A team member of a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization.

Responsible for delivery of complex changes affecting multiple components and/or systems while meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets.
Responsible for the product and it’s maintenance, release, overall product architecture and health, day to day and strategic technical decisions and technical product team leadership OR a team member of a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization
Architect-level Technical Experience NO YES YES
Management experience NO PREFERABLE YES
Interviews, Trains, and Coaches resources. Reviews work and makes decisions simpler and more clear. NO NO YES


 
 
THE HIRING MANAGER

 
 
CAREER GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES


Learn and Use Disruptive Technologies

Crossover is your chance to learn cutting-edge new technologies in AI, Machine Learning, Big Data analysis, NLP, Cloud services etc and also know how and when to use them.
Experience the Scale and Intensity

Crossover gives you an unprecedented visibility to the top technology companies throughout the globe and gives you an opportunity to work on multi-million dollar revenue products processing millions of transactions using revolutionary and radically differentiated processes in a high intensity environment.
Continual Improvement

With our culture of setting SMART goals, you will receive candid feedback weekly instead of waiting for quarterly or annual reviews to help you take timely corrective actions for your overall learning and development.
 
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