Senior Database Architect/Engineer

Charlotte, NC

Love Data? Want to use your IT skill to help in spreading the Gospel and helping millions in need all around the world everyday?

Samaritan's Purse (SP) is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Opportunity Overview:

We have an incredible opportunity for an experienced Senior Database Engineer/Architect to join our internal Cloud Infrastructure Team! As part of our cloud initiative, we have been tasked with implementing highly-available relational and schema-less databases and queuing technologies, with a requirement for open-source. This work is being completed in an AWS/VMware mixed Cloud environment, utilizing databases to include MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis and/or Memcache. Designing and implementing procedures around backup and disaster recovery (DR) and automating deployment of database systems and database maintenance tasks will also be a significant requirement of this position. Currently this Cloud build and Implementation, stands at the forefront of progress in the non-profit Christian IT arena making this a great opportunity for any Infrastructure Engineer. If selected, you will be a part of a small, diverse, incredibly driven Cloud team, and will be given a great sphere of influence having to make mission critical decisions that will impact the entire Cloud project. If you are searching more than just a job, but a Career with lasting impact, come see how we accomplish that!

Technical Requirements:

* Preferably 3+ years of Database Engineering experience utilizing commercial or Open Source technologies.

* Experience working in a Red Hat Linux/RHEV/Unix/ or CentOS Data Center environment.

* Engineering and clustering data into proprietary DBMS's, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and/or MongoDB into SQL Server to achieve High-Availability.

* Preferred experience utilizing Amazon S3 or similar tools for Object storage and Data retrieving. 

* Ensuring high availability of various Databases for the Cloud infrastructure teams.

* Monitoring various Open Source and Commercial Databases, coordinate maintenance, and reduce any outages.

* Architect, plan, and implement innovative Infrastructure solutions alongside Storage Engineers, to meet the challenges presented in a Complex Cloud implementation.

* Experience utilizing Python, Bash, SQL, or related scripting languages to automate Database maintenance.

* Experience with Memcache, or similiar tools as a memory object caching system.

* Desired Experience completing large and small scale Data migrations into Open-Source or Commercial Cloud platforms. (AWS, AWS S3, OpenStack, etc.)

* Preferred experience utilizing Amazon S3 or similar tools for Object storage and Data retrieving. 

* Preferred exposure to workflow automation, release, and CI/CD tools including Jenkins, Git, and Ansible.

* Performing Log analysis with tools such as Logstach or similar tool for collecting, parsing, and storing logs.

* Designing and implementing procedures around backup and disaster recovery (DR) and automating deployment of database systems and database maintenance tasks.

* Preferred experience utilizing Kibana for data analytics and virtualization. 

* Preferred experience working on multi-site Databases ensuring that processes and automation remain consistent in all locations.

* Monitoring various Open Source and Commercial Databases, coordinate maintenance, and reduce any outages.

* Troubleshooting complex Database performance, stability, and structural issues, then escalating issues when necessary.

Ministry/Mission Requirements:

* Faithfully upholds the ministry in prayer.

* Maintains a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.

* Consistently participates in daily staff devotions.

* Demonstrate behavior aligned with SP’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Hallmarks, policies, and expectations.

* Effectively represents Jesus Christ to those within both personal and professional spheres of influence.

* Design and Implement Continuous Integration workflows for Infrastructure.

* Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

Helpful Certifications/Additional:

* Helpful Certifications: OCP, OCM, MongoDB Certified Developer.* Provide cost analysis of implementing new Database tools.

* Create and maintains relationships with Database product Vendors.

What We Offer:

* Extremely Competitive Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision insurance

* Extremely high 401(k) retirement plan.

* Career with Purpose!

* Great work/life balance* Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

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