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Cloud Ops DBA

Location: Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 214147

External Description:

Role: Teradata Operations DBA + Linux

Location: Lahore/Islamabad

Exp - 3-5 Yrs

The GDC DBA with Linux role is for Cloud team’s Operations support.

Job Summary
 Manage and support 24x7 production databases as well as development databases to ensure maximum availability of database resource for various applications
 He should perform the DBA related tasks in key areas of System Administration, Database Administration, Backup, Archive & Restore Management, Performance Management & Reporting
 Perform capacity planning, performance monitoring and tuning, Strategies defined for backup/recovery techniques, and problem determination and resolution.
 First and second line support for all compute, storage, and networking infrastructure issues for On-prem. and public cloud hosted SLES Linux servers.
 Drive OS and Application patching and upgrades as per the plan.
 Set-up Alerts, reports, and dashboards for monitoring system health.
 Delivery responsibilities in the areas of private cloud network administration, security administration, instantiation, provisioning, optimizing the environment, third party software support.

Key Areas of Responsibility
 Manage Production/Development databases in the following areas
 User Management
 Security Management
 Space Management
 Backup and Recovery
 Workload Management
 Unix Shell and Batch Scripting
 Project Deliverables
 Manage Customer Meetings and Co-ordinating with Teradata GSC
 Perform day to day support on the servers like administration, housekeeping, maintenance, upgrade of OS, performing Security related controls and checks.
 Work on server related issues of major/minor/simple/complex in nature
 Perform patching and upgrades as per the plan
 Configuring Health checks and taking appropriate actions based on the alerts and checks
 Backups, snapshot activity in preparation to changes being implemented
 Automate the routine activities
 Linux servers Performance and capacity management
 Using the Change & Problem Management Tools to perform any planned/unplanned maintenance
 Handling of the Day to Day House Keeping tasks by using tools & scripts
 Preparation of RCA for all major/minor incidents
 Identify improvement opportunities in existing processes and recommend actions
 Build and deliver periodic SLA and other Reports to management
 24 x 7 Environment in shift roaster based duties
 Attend calls on calls basis whenever assigned
 Coordination with Server managers/other teams and other stakeholders

 System Performance monitoring.
 Exposure to tools like Teradata Administrator/SQL Assistant /TSET etc.
 User, Objects and Security management as per Teradata Best practices.
 Hands-on experience in using DSA
 Exposure to other backup and restore process using Veritas netBackup(TARA)/netvault/Tivoli etc.
 Exposure to manage the Development/QA boxes.
 Exposure as an Development DBA.
 Well conversant with various ticketing system/production change request
 Exposure to MVC, Capacity planning and performance Management.
 Hands-on experience in Statistics Management
 Exposure to troubleshoot the FastLoad / Multiloading/ FastExport/ BTEQ/ TPT and should be good at error handling.
 Exposure to DWH Env (Knowledge of ETL/DI/BI Reporting).
 Exposure to Utilities
 Coordinate Software/Hardware Upgrade Activities.
 Ensure Teradata Polices, Procedures, Customer SLA’s are honored.
 Exposure to PDCR Reporting and Analysis.
 Strong debugging skills

 4+ years Linux system administration
 Experience in handling Linux Systems Administration tasks on RedHat and SLES Linux.
 Performance Monitoring and experienced in monitoring tools administration
 Hands on experience on Virtualization Technologies such as KVM, VMWARE.
 Hand on with implementing SSSD, LDAP, and other Identity and Authentication tools.
 Experience with one or more of Shell/Perl/python scripting and other programming languages.
 Experience with any of Chef/Puppet/Salt/Ansible automation.
 AWS/Azure/Google Cloud Administration experience will be plus.
 Performance monitoring and reporting for the compute, storage and network resources
 Good understanding for Networking and Storage concepts

Skills & Attributes
 Working experience as an DBA in Teradata or Oracle
 Should have worked in Unix platforms.
 Good presentation, communication skills.
 Good team player and ability to mentor small groups
 Ensuring that the processes are adhered to
 Ensure maximum uptime according to the SLA
 Executing tickets / requests
 Monitoring and mentoring junior team members
 Identifying and suggesting implementation of new technologies/products for enhancement
 Helping team members in case of Issues/Technical Problems
 Knowledge of ITIL best practice on incident management, change management and problem management

Desirable Skills :-
 Understanding of Logical Data Model/Physical Data Model.
 Understanding of Normalization and De-normalization concept.
 Ability to write efficient SQL & exposure to query tuning.
 Should have good working knowledge on UNIX shell scripting and Python skills.
 Should have good understanding of data archive/restore policies.
 Should be good at automating various processes.
 Should be good at users/objects/rights management.
 Some experience in an environment where ETL/BI tools such as Informatica, DataStage, Business Objects, SAS, and MicroStrategy, Tableau, Power BI were an important part of the environment.
 Experience with Teradata in a cloud environment (public or private) a plus.
 ITIL, RHEL or MCSE or other relevant certifications are desirable

Must Have
 Engineering Graduate
 4 – 7 years of IT experience.
 2 - 3 years of DBA experience
 2 – 3 years of Linux admin handson
 Excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language

Preferred Qualifications
 4 Year Engineering Degree or 3 Year Masters of Computer Application.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language
 Must be willing to provide 24x7 on-call support on a rotational basis with the team.
 Must be willing to travel – both short-term and long-term




City: Islamabad

State: Islamabad

Community / Marketing Title: Cloud Ops DBA

Job Category: Consulting

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