Senior Database Administrator

Location: Weston, Massachusetts, United States


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 1381

Position Title: Senior Database Administrator_G01

External Description:

Principal DBA

Our Data Operations team is currently looking to hire a successful Principal DBA to join our team in Weston, MA.

In this exciting role, you will be leading a high performing global team and working closely with Tech & business function leads and developers of various teams to assess existing problems, come up with process improvement solutions and coordinate data platform project deliveries. While maintaining and growing knowledge of platform configuration management and troubleshooting, you will also be participating in planning delivery time, code quality, and process efficiency improvement projects.


What you will be doing…

  • Design, implement and administer RDBMS solutions for all on premise database technologies (SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL)
  • Design, implement and administer Monster data solutions hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform, utilising the following AWS technologies to build data and application solutions including services such as Relational Database Services (RDS), Athena, AWS Glue, Redshift, Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), CloudFormation, CloudWatch, Simple Storage Service (S3), Send Notification Service (SNS), DynamoDB and Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2).
  • Develop, implement and administer Monster data solutions hosted on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), utilizing the GCP technologies such as BigQuery, CloudStorage, CloudFunctions, Pub/Sub, Dataflow, Composer as well as Infrastructure as a Code technology like HashiCorp Terraform.
  • Evaluate and deploy new technology and participate in the strategic planning of the Monster Database platform.
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and manage release strategies for RDBMS software updates and application releases which will be required by all production and non-production environments, minimising downtime to the end users.
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and manage the database release processes for deploying new monster releases to the non-production and production database environments.
  • Manage the “Technical Application Recover Procedure”, ensuring high availability and disaster recovery of the monster data platform.
  • Enhance system metrics collection, analysis, reporting and alerting.
  • Mentor DBA team and provide interactive guidance to assist fellow team members. Team player who provides interactive guidance to assist fellow team members.
  • Communicate clearly and able to present solutions effectively to higher management.
  • Create and document best practice processes and standards.
  • Assess and implement security compliant measures for databases/data sources infrastructure including (but not limited to) database/data source patching, PII/PCI data identification and restriction, etc.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain ETL solutions integrating data from all databases systems.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain Business Intelligence reporting solutions created within the SQL server BI stack
  • Develop system maintenance solutions for VLDB’s (5TB+)
  • Monitor system performance and resolve issues where necessary
  • Perform code reviews of all database release kits
  • Manage RDBMS and Cloud platform operating costs (Hardware and Software) and reduce the costs where possible via retirement, consolidation, and alternative platforms.
  • Support weekday and weekend on-call shifts and work closely in a multi-region teams’ environment


What’s essential for you to have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline
  • 7 years’ experience in Database Administration working with Microsoft SQL Server or similar technology
  • 5 years’ experience in any Cloud platform – AWS, GCP, Azure

What will make you stand out…

  • Data solution’s development and implementation in public cloud environments.
  • Oracle Database Administration
  • Solid technical skill and leadership
  • Initiative-oriented and keen-to-learn characteristics

Accessibility Accommodation

Monster is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment through a culture of diversity, equity, safety, and belonging. Our goal is to make work a happy and productive place for all through transparency and accountability at all levels of our organization. 

If there’s an accommodation you need or prefer as  part of your application, or if you have some feedback for us on ways we can make our process more accessible for all, please send us an email at or call 1-800-MONSTER and let us know how we can help! 

Please do not direct any general employment related questions to this email and/or phone number. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodations will be responded to from this email address and/or phone number. 

Monster is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to creating a diverse environment. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of  Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.





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Company Profile:

Monster (Randstad Group) is the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities. From the web, to mobile, to social, we help companies find people with customized solutions and we use the world's most advanced technology to match the right people to the right job.

We've made it our mission to help companies find better candidates. And nobody brings more cutting-edge tools to help them do just that than Monster. Whatever their needs are, we have the products and technologies to build a bespoke solution for our clients, to help them find #TheRightFit.

Innovation is the heart of our success... and our future. We're changing the way people think about work, and we're helping them improve their lives and their work performance with new technology, tools and training.

What makes Monster great…

Monster is synonymous with innovation; we are passionate about bringing great people and great companies together. In fact, we are obsessive about it – it’s what we do every day. We believe that the work that we do has a noble purpose... Making people’s lives better.

At Monster, we let people breath, giving everyone the opportunity to shape their destiny and provide the development support that allows them to do so.

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