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Lead Database Administrator/ Manager - Cloud

Lead Database Administrator / Manager 

Continue building your technical skills with an awesome team of industry professionals
Make your mark in this rapidly growing startup as we bring Cloud Services to the Enterprise
Work closely with top-tier customers to ensure success in a highly rewarding role

2nd Watch ( is a global systems integrator based in the US, and we specialize in helping enterprise customers migrate their infrastructure to the cloud using the majority of opensource technologies. We’re well funded, growing rapidly and have already established an impeccable track record of customer success across the country.

We're building our team with talented and passionate Database Administrators to maintain client databases & applications.

We’re hiring exceptional Database Administrators to work with our enterprise customers. 2nd Watch puts our customers first and we obsess over ensuring their trust is our first priority. To earn that trust in a constantly changing technology arena like cloud-computing, it requires building a world-class team to tackle unforeseen challenges.  You will be responsible for supporting, maintaining, configuring and troubleshooting a wide range of databases and applications spanning multiple clients. 


Supporting a broad range of relational and non-relational database technologies, including but not limited to Aurora, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, DynamoDB, and Redshift

Ability to lead a grow a team of DBAs

Installing database software
Creating databases
Performing upgrades and patching of the database and software to new release levels
Starting up and shutting down the database
Managing the database’s storage structures
Managing users and security
Managing schema objects, such as tables, indexes, and views
Making database backups and performing recovery when necessary
Proactively monitoring the database’s health and taking preventive or corrective action as required
Monitoring and tuning performance and query optimization
Perform regular security reviews including recommending gaps in infrastructure not meeting compliance rules (PCI, SOC2, HIPAA etc), document systems, processes, and procedures
Feed market intelligence and potential product improvements to the exec and technical team and development team
Expert development of run books and system configuration and architecture documentation
Continuously improve your skills, product expertise, and knowledge on related technical topics
Mentor Junior Engineers
Ensure that our applications and infrastructure are designed and implemented to the highest security standards thus maintaining and enhancing customer trust
Evangelize security within 2nd Watch and be an advocate for keeping customer information secure


Bachelor’s in Computer Science or related discipline
Experience working in public cloud infrastructures, such as AWS and Azure.
Experience working in large enterprise environments
Technical degree and 10+ years experience in Database Administration
AWS and database technology certifications are highly desired
Working knowledge of database administration activities including backup strategies and alerting
Automation experience a plus; Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, CloudFormation
You will have access to several customer production sites and applications.  Confidentiality and non-disclosure of client information is a requirement and non-negotiable 
Familiarity of a disaster recovery process and reporting security breaches is desired
Familiarity with and experience working with the following compliance standards: Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, PCI, SOC-2

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