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Associate Database Administrator

Community: Technology
Location: Chennai, India
Date Posted: May 20, 2021
Remote:
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Associate Database Administrator

Chennai, India

The Opportunity:
We’re looking for an Associate Database Administrator to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.

For more information about Blackboard and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com

As an Associate Database Administrator within the Operations organization at Blackboard, you will support multiple databases in traditional hosting and cloud environments for Oracle and Postgres. You will also perform database and system troubleshooting relating performance of Blackboard application. The successful candidate will have experience working in production DevOps environment hosted on Linux operating system.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Working with migration team to execute cross platform migration of database and application
  • Using basic command line Linux skills to perform various tasks
  • Working with various teams to provide database support and troubleshooting for Oracle and PostgreSQL environment
  • Developing ad hoc queries in both Oracle and PostgreSQL databases
  • Performing routine database maintenance as required
  • Enhancing and developing scripts for reporting, data manipulation, and automation of administration tasks
  • Reviewing databases for performance issues
  • Analyzing databases to proactively identify issues
  • Responding to escalations and attending follow-up meetings
  • Developing, documenting, and training team members on new solutions or procedures
  • Working within team structure to develop innovative solutions to common issues
  • Participating in 24x7 on call rotation

The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • 2-4+ years of experience supporting large databases
  • Hands-on command line experience with database administration tasks for Oracle and/or PostgreSQL
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to fast pace environment
  • Experience with troubleshooting advanced database issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Solid skills in Linux, Postgres, Oracle, performance tuning, shell scripting
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Open to work in 24x7x365 environment

Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Previous experience in the education industry and e-learning technologies
  • Background in content/knowledge management, digital asset management, as well as with education related technologies
  • Prior experience working in DevOps environment

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).

The Office:

Blackboard has an office in one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India: Chennai. 

  • Located on OMR, the IT corridor of South Chennai 
  • Easy access to Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur Railway station and bus stop 
  • Very close to Tidel Park, Ascendas, and SRP Tools – Holiday Inn  
  • Office provides lunch Tuesday – Thursday and evening snacks Monday – Friday  
  • Office is situated behind Hotel Turyaa on the 5th floor of Rayala Techno Park 
  • Fun Committee, Happy Fete Team, Food Committee, and Sports Committee ensures fun at work 
  • ISR Team actively engages employees in contributing to various local charities  

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expressionprotected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.  

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