Sr. Database Administrator: Apache Cassandra

Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 01, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Database Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Sr. Database Administrator: Apache Cassandra

This Position is a 6 Month Temporary Postion


  • Define and manage cloud and on-premises installations of Apache Cassandra.
  • Support the development and deployment of applications using those technologies through definition of best practices, monitoring and configuration management for varied and growing workloads
  • Lead system performance benchmarking and establish standards and best practices for supporting high-performing NoSQL computing environments

  • Familiar with Apache Cassandra or DataStax Enterprise
  • Minimum 4+ years of good hand-on experience with Apache Cassandra services related to compute, network, content delivery, administration and security, deployment and management, automation technologies.
  • Professional Certification on Apache/DataStax Enterprise preferred
  • Experience with Cassandra architecture internals, data modeling, replication, consistency level, installation and configuration, performance tuning, cluster mutations, clients (csql, Java, Python, PHP), monitoring, compression, compaction, hardware specification, bulk loading, maintenance tasks (repair), security, OpsCenter, DevCenter, Cassandra-stress, CCM
  • Strong scripting skill in Python, bash, and knowledge of OOP design patterns
  • Experience with automation tools such as GIT/SVN, CHEF, Jenkins, Chef, Ansible preferred
  • Familiarity with NoSQL key-value data stores like Redis and Memcache a plus
  • Prior success in automating and maintaining a real-world production environment a must
  • Familiar with deployment patterns/strategy (blue/green, canary, rolling, draining)
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience; Computer Science or Math background preferred.

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States