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Senior Database Administrator, QDI

Company: QIAGEN
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

At the heart of QIAGEN's business is a vision to make improvements in life possible.
We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe. -Our most valuable asset are our employees - more than 5000 in over 35 locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we are constantly looking for new talent to join us. -There are few players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started.If you are looking to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse teams and want to make a real impact on people's lives, then QIAGEN is where you need to be.
Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.
Position DescriptionQIAGEN Digital Insights, a leading bioinformatics division of QIAGEN, is seeking a DBA to work in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates must be enthused about database administration, quick learning and self-starting. This is a demanding role that will require hands-on experience with database management, Linux, hardware, networking and security. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of QDI, including maintain of databases for production and developmentenvironments. We are seeking a candidate with good skills in database tuning, maintenance, PL/PgSQL, SQL and Linux who is passionate about database administration. This position has on-call rotation for 24 x 7 support, especially for production environment.
Responsibilities:-Work with senior DBA on database design and implementation enhancements-Primary on day-to-day schema changes and database maintenance-Help developers to optimize queries, stored procedure and database design-Assists in developing and implementing best practices for DR and Backups-Assists in evaluating and selecting equipment, services and vendors-Assist in Defining and implementing maintenance plan for the databasesystems.-Automate Database activities and implement monitoring using shell/python scripts. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Position Requirements-Solid understanding of database design principals-Bachelor's degree in computer science or science based.-Minimum 2 year experience with Postgresql 11.2-Solid understanding of query execution plans and database/table statistics.-Good scripting skills including SQL, PL/PgSQL, shell and python scripts.-Good performance tuning skills-Ability to proactively identify, troubleshoot and resolve live database systems issues.-Knowledge of disaster recovery principles and practices, including planning, testing, backup/restore-Experience in replication physical and logical using wal streaming.-Experience managing multi-node cluster using Pacemaker and Corosync.-Hands-on experience on database administration, backup recovery andtroubleshooting in co-location environments-Problem-solving skills-Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment-Datawarehouse/business intelligence specialist is a plus.-Prior experience with Internet Companies is a plus -Personal Requirements-A willingness to learn, a flexibility to adapt, an appetite for risk:-Strong ownership of tasks and responsibilities and high level of pride in excellence.-Strong work ethic-Good communication
QIAGEN requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for new hires in all U.S. states other than Montana effective as of September 1, 2021. -New hires and candidates will be required to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination within three business days of start date or upon entry into the office (i.e., for interviews), whichever comes first. QIAGEN complies with applicable laws regarding the confidentiality of employee health information and the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. -Candidates who require accommodation should contact -Benefits@QIAGEN.com. This policy is part of QIAGEN's ongoing efforts to support public health efforts and to ensure the safety and-well-being of its employees, customers, business partners, and community.
At the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.
QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: QIAGEN, Redwood City , Senior Database Administrator, QDI, IT / Software / Systems , Redwood City, California

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