• Open Source Principal Consultant (EST | Remote | Work From Home)

    Job Location US
    Posted Date (MM/DD/YYYY) 1 month ago(3/22/2018 1:22 PM)
    Requirement Number
    Location Other
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Career Level
    Time Zone
    Job Category
    Big Data
  • Job Description

    WANTED: Expert Open Source Database Consultant to join our elite Pythian Consulting Group


    Do you want to “parachute” in to clients and solve complex problems? Want to design really cool systems and architectures? Want to get paid to learn, blog and go to conferences? Then come check us out!!


    At Pythian:

    • We give you your own conference budget to spend on as many conferences as you like anywhere in world
    • We encourage you to blog regularly and present at conferences worldwide
    • We expect you to stay up to date and recognize that this takes time and effort
    • We will give you your own training budget to allow you to choose which way your career grows


    Consider Applying if you Someone who:

    • Has a passion for client-driven consulting and have proven experience working with a variety of clients to create, implement and manage their data infrastructure
    • Has a big picture mindset
    • Is challenged by technical puzzles and you are at your best when there are technical and business “unknowns” surrounding you
    • Enjoy travelling as part of your role


    OVERVIEW:  The Expert Open Source Database Consultant (OSDBC) will, as part of our consulting team, supply complete support for all aspects of databases and application infrastructure to a variety of clients, as assigned.

    This includes database design and architecture, data modeling, planning of deployment, deployment/test, transition to production environment, performance and health monitoring, performance, security and DR audits and reviews.  

    You will occasionally (also) get to solve the most challenging problems escalated from the regular DBA teams.


    RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide support to external clients on all aspects of Database Management, including but not limited to:

    • Recommendation of best practices for improvements to current operational processes and procedures
    • Troubleshooting of operational problems, including performance
    • Review customer database technology requirements
    • Write and present database recommendations to customers
    • Assist customers in the design and development of technology proof of concept evaluations
    • Restoration and recovery of corrupted databases
    • Database server configuration and maintenance
    • Administration of backup procedures and disaster recovery plans
    • Troubleshooting of operational problems, including performance
    • Periodic overtime and weekend work
    • Other duties as assigned by the Team Lead



    • Significant experience with one or more of the following database technologies: MySQL, Cassandra, or MongoDB
    • Experience with Design and implementation of Highly Availability Architectures
    • Design and implementation of Disaster Recovery strategies
    • Data modeling and use case analysis
    • Performance Analysis and Tuning
    • Ability to create database workload profiles
    • Ability to recommend appropriate database technologies based on the data model and use case analysis
    • Coding Scripts, Procedures, functions, etc.
    • Installations, configurations, and upgrading of databases
    • Develop methods for monitoring
    • Experience in developing proof of concept tests
    • Experience interfacing with external customers
    • Good Project Management, time management, scheduling and coordination skills
    • White paper writing, blogging and presenting a plus
    • The successful candidate will have proper authorization to work and travel in the US


    BONUS QUALIFICATIONS:  (Any of the following)

    • Experience with other database platforms a plus
    • Experience with both Linux and Windows
    • Experience with one or more of the Public cloud services: AWS, Azure or GCP.
    • Experience with operational automation tool sets like Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Github, containers and others
    • Experience with the Agile development process
    • Experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Spark, and Hbase.
    • BI Experience
    • Experience with load generation tools like Jmeter, Gatling and Grinder



    • Interfacing with external customers, strong customer service focus with the ability to manage customer expectations and priorities
    • Excellent oral and written communication
    • Self-motivated and directed, while working in a fast-paced demanding environment
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
    • Very effective organizational skills
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Demonstrate sound work ethics
    • Understanding of current IT service standards such as ITIL



    • Frequent, short notice, travel on a regular basis up to 50%
    • Receive occasional outside of work time pages and work periodic overtime
    • Ability to perform primary job functions while standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers (or skill with adaptive devices) to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computing equipment
    • The incumbent must spend long hours in intense concentration
    • Stress may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines



    Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology other related field from an accredited university or equivalent experience.


    DISCLAIMER: An equivalent combination of education and experience, which results in demonstrated ability to apply skills will also be considered. Pythian is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will need to fulfill the requirements necessary to obtain a security check.


    Pythian welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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