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Principal Database Engineer

Company: Knewin
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Come build the next-gen fintech at Early Warning, network operator of Zelle, where we're relentlessly focused on empowering prosperity in all its forms. From fast money movement for over 100 million people who can access Zelle directly through their banking app to new account opening and beyond - we make a difference in the lives of consumers and businesses every day and enable them to live their best financial lives. And we're only getting started. With new state-of the-art offices in Scottsdale, AZ (Headquarters) and Chicago, IL - plus a growing presence in San Francisco - we're entering our next big chapter. People matter to us, so we think our best work is done when we're together, in-person. From informal interactions, to sharing ideas, to mentoring and beyond. We also believe in workplace flexibility and empowering teams to determine the rhythm of work to create an inclusive culture. Through the power of innovative collaboration, we offer hybrid and (when necessary) virtual ("remote") workplace models. We focus all hiring efforts in a few states and within driving distance of an office location to enable in-person collaboration when and where possible. Priority hiring locations are Scottsdale, AZ, Illinois, NY tri-state metro area (New Jersey, New York and Connecticut) and San Francisco, CA. On exception we will hire in secondary locations such as District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. We are not actively recruiting in Colorado, Rhode Island or Washington. Join us and make your mark on what's next in fintech. *Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. We are unable to sponsor an employment Visa for this position. For more than three decades, bank-owned Early Warning has provided network intelligence that helps ---nancial institutions get money moving. We are the owners and operators of the Zelle Network - but we do so much more. Early Warning is the Trusted Custodian of the National Shared Database (SM) Resource on which more than 2,500 financial institutions and other companies rely on as a source of intelligence for managing risk.This is all made possible by hard-working individuals who "Own the Outcome" and have a "Win as One" mentality. They manage a vast variety of large and complex database systems that serve as the backbone of well-known and highly utilized applications including but not limited to Paze and Zelle. If you want to be part of this incredible engine of innovation, are hungry for large scale challenges, and crave opportunities to grow professionally within the fintech sector, then we'd love to talk to you! Overall Purpose A seasoned engineer with advanced technical skills and experience in multiple database systems. Implements the technical strategy; ensuring that database administration priorities are being successfully executed in regards to security, risk management, scalability, and reliability. Essential Functions

  • Leads critical incidents from inception through incident resolution as well as throughout the root cause analysis process.
  • Develops technical roadmap and strategy in collaboration with leadership, including defining goals and KPIs. Implements the technical strategy, including direction, planning and execution of database administration priorities. Monitors teams' progress and reports out challenges and impact to priorities.
  • Documents and onboards new technology and provides knowledge transfer to others
  • Using expert level experience, supports the company's commitment to risk management by protecting the integrity and confidentiality of systems and their data; aligns enterprise and department-level policies, procedures, and controls by attesting to verbiage, compliance, and evidence
  • Forward thinking in upgrade paths, compute and storage capacity expansion, and database hardening and patching
  • Transforms business requirements into technical specifications that demonstrate effective data design and system architecture to meet SLAs (RTOs and RPOs)
  • Key contributor in implementing proactive monitoring/alerting and automatic corrective actions
  • Takes ownership for creating technical product design and architecture including but not limited to: system installation, configuration, and performance management
  • Collaborates and builds cross functional influence and motivates others; serves as internal catalyst for progressive, strategic, and successful change management
  • Mentor, coach, and guide other Database Engineers; monitors team efforts and provides feedback to leadership for continuous improvement.
  • Works closely with customers and stakeholders to understand requirements and creates a partnership for Early Warning where database services are reliable, performant, and cost-effective
  • The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow instructions and perform other related duties as assigned by their supervisor Minimum Qualifications
    • Education and/ or experience typically obtained through completion of a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or related field
    • A minimum of 15 years of data management, architecture, and systems experience for large-scale implementations
    • Subject Matter Expert in Oracle and MS SQL Server in the areas of clustering, replication, partitioning, encryption, and high availability/disaster recovery configurations from a design, implementation, and support standpoint. Must be willing to be cross-trained and lead in other RDBMS technologies in these areas.
    • Hands on experience designing and deploying secure database systems for high performance, resiliency, availability, and reliability
    • Extensive experience in identifying and leading tuning and performance improvements for database systems within and across the technology stack.
    • RDBMS domain expertise. Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Lean), and DevOps practices.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present any data management concept to stakeholders in all levels of the business
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours and be part of a 24x7 on-call rotation
    • Background or drug screen Preferred Qualifications
      • M.S or Ph.D. in Information Systems or another related field
      • Cloud Certification in the area for database specialization
      • Additional experience with mainstream on-premise and cloud-based database technologies such as AWS Aurora, RDS, EC2, Azure, and OCI
      • Knowledge of NoSQL and Big Data Analytics systems and use-cases such as Redshift, HBASE, and Aerospike
      • Experience with Monitoring and Alerting Systems such as AppDynamics, Zabbix, PagerDuty, OEM, Idera, and CloudWatch
      • FinTech experience is highly beneficial Physical Requirements Working conditions consist of a normal office environment. Work is primarily sedentary and requires extensive use of a computer and involves sitting for periods of approximately four hours. Work may require occasional standing, walking, kneeling and reaching. Must be able to lift 10 pounds occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently. Requires visual acuity and dexterity to view, prepare, and manipulate documents and office equipment including personal computers. Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers. Employee must be able to perform essential functions and physical requirements of position with or without reasonable accommodation. The pay scale for this position in: Phoenix, AZ/ Chicago, IL in USD per year is: $150,000 - $170,000. New York, NY/ San Francisco, CA in USD per year is: $160,000 - $180,000. Remote in USD per year is: $150,000 - $180,000, but will vary dependent on geographic location. This pay scale is subject to change and is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific candidate, which is always dependent on legitimate factors considered at the time of job offer. Early Warning Services takes into consideration a variety of factors when determining a competitive salary offer, including, but not limited to, the job scope, market rates and geographic location of a position, candidate's education, experience, training, and specialized skills or certification(s) in relation to the job requirements and compared with internal equity (peers). The business actively supports and reviews wage equity to ensure that pay decisions are not based on gender, race, national origin, or any other protected classes. Additionally, candidates are eligible for a discretionary bonus, and benefits. Some of the Ways We Prioritize Your Health and Happiness - Healthcare Coverage- Competitive medical (PPO/HDHP), dental, and vision plans as well as company contributions to your Health Savings Account (HSA) or pre-tax savings through flexible spending accounts (FSA) for commuting, health & dependent care expenses. - 401(k) Retirement Plan- Featuring a 100% Company Safe Harbor Match on your first 6% deferral immediately upon eligibility. - Paid Time Off -Unlimited Time Off for Exempt (salaried) employees, as well as generous PTO for Non-Exempt (hourly) employees, plus 11 paid company holidays and a paid volunteer day. - 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave - Maven Family Planning - provides support through your Parenting journey including egg freezing, fertility, adoption, surrogacy, pregnancy, postpartum, early pediatrics, and returning to work. AndSOmuch more! We continue to enhance our program, so be sure to check our Benefits page here for the latest. Ourteamcan share more during the interview process! Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Early Warning Services, LLC ("Early Warning") considers for employment, hires, retains and promotes qualified candidates on the basis of ability, potential, and valid qualifications without regard to race, religious creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other bases such as medical condition, marital status or any other factor that is irrelevant to the performance of our employees.
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Keywords: Knewin, San Francisco , Principal Database Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , San Francisco, California

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