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Senior Database Platform Engineer (Remote Work Eligible)

Company: Dimensional Fund Advisors, L.P.
Location: Texas City
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Notes to applicants:

  • This position is eligible for full-time remote work in Texas, California, or North Carolina, or, in the alternative, to work in accordance with Dimensional's best-of-both hybrid working model, which involves working in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and choosing to work where one works best on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Resumes and portfolios (when applicable) are required as part of your application. When applying from a mobile device or tablet, you may not be able to attach a resume. If you cannot include an attachment at the time of your application, you will receive a follow up email asking you to attach your resume from a computer.
  • Here at Dimensional, we strive to be an inclusive workplace for all. Even if you do not match every qualification listed, if you are interested in who we are, what we do, and why we do it, we suggest and encourage you to apply. Job Description:


    The Database Platform Engineer will work as part of a team to create and refine innovative solutions to empower our business. The position will enable the business and technology teams to leverage various data platform technologies at a high level. The Engineer will enable users to provision, analyze and consume data via performant, secure and scalable database platforms.

    • Automate database platform provisioning, configuration, monitoring, issue remediation and security.
    • Expert understanding and troubleshooting of complex database systems.
    • Maintain a high bar for standards around code quality, deployment, security, architecture and automation.
    • Collaborate with business and technology teams to accomplish engineering project goals. QUALIFICATIONS
      • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.
      • 7+ years of experience administering/ engineering database engines (ex: SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MongoDB)
      • 7+ years of experience using SQL or NoSQL based languages
      • 5+ years of experience using scripting languages (ex: Bash, Powershell, Python, etc.)
      • Ability to work with REST API and other non-DB direct interfaces
      • Ability to work with CI/CD and SDLC workflow (Ex: JIRA, Git, Bitbucket, Github, Jenkins, Octopus, DbUp, etc.)
      • Applies a high bar for database platform security to deliverables
      • Expert knowledge of underlying database platform engine(s) infrastructure and concepts
      • Committed and driven to improve existing and newly developed processes
      • Collaborative and transparent
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate complex concepts to various audiences helping them to understand the benefits of technologies and recommended course of action PREFERRED
        • Working with containerized platforms (ex: Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
        • Working with products applying configuration management and Infrastructure as Code principles (ex; Terraform, Ansible, Powershell DSC, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
        • Experience working with or interest in cloud environments and products (ex: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Snowflake, etc.)
        • Experience working with or interest in object-oriented programming languages (ex: C#, Java, C++, etc.)
        • Experience working with or interest in data distribution systems (ex: Kafka)
          #LI- Remote

          Dimensional offers a variety of programs to help take care of you, your family, and your career, including comprehensive benefits, educational initiatives, and special celebrations of our history, culture, and growth.

          It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, job assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, termination, and social and recreational programs.

Keywords: Dimensional Fund Advisors, L.P., Texas City , Senior Database Platform Engineer (Remote Work Eligible), IT / Software / Systems , Texas City, Texas

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