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DevOps DBA
Denver, Colorado  |  Remote
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Applied on July 3, 2022
Job Id #56994 Posted June 15, 2022

We are seeking an DevOps DBA Individual responsible for maintaining the integrity of site database infrastructure and processes within the organization. This individual will operate as a point of contact for database infrastructure and schema design in addition to providing tier 2 database support to the customer support team. You will be working with a team of strong DevOps engineers and the most modern technologies.


The ideal individual has 3+ years of experience using relational database administration.  The candidate will demonstrate strong analytical and technical skills, as well as the ability to interact with leadership and thrive in a fast-paced startup. You will be a valued member of  the team, responsible for operations of our production infrastructure.



  • Infrastructure Services:
    • Using DBA expertise and best practices to scale and optimize database services.
    • Manage MySQL in production/QA/dev environments including installation, configuration, backup, recovery, upgrades, schema changes, etc
    • Maintain multi-site operations, including clustering and replication as needed.
    • Work with various teams for performance tuning and optimization, query optimization, index tuning, caching, buffer tuning, etc.
    • Generate reports for business analysis using complex SQL.
  • Operational Performance
    • Proactively monitor system performance, health and capacity.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve Database and application problems.
    • Work with various teams for performance tuning and query optimization.
    • Participate in a 24×7 on call rotation
  • Partnership:
    • Collaborate with Information Security on cloud and customer data security.
    • Collaborate with Customer Support on operational issues and provide solutions.
    • Collaborate with Software Engineering on database best practices and solutions.
  • Security:
    • Adhere to and improve corporate standards for information security & compliance
    • Document and update procedures and processes.

Required Skills

  • 3 year Operational experience with Relational Database Management Systems preferably with High availability environments.
  • Strong SQL knowledge with the ability to read dynamic and write complex queries.
  • Exceptional problem-solving expertise and attention to detail.
  • An understanding of Linux operating system, storage solutions, networking, security, and web applications.
  • Experience with cloud service providers such as AWS.
  • Ability to follow procedures, processes and conventions.
  • Programming and scripting skills like python and BASH
  • Excellent verbal communications: articulateness, patience, listening skills
  • Professionalism: promptness, attention to detail, organization, initiative

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Amazon MYSQL Aurora.
  • An understanding of kubernetes
  • Knowledge of AWS lambda
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as DataDog
  • Experience with log aggregation tools such as SumoLogic
  • Experience with configuration management tools like Puppet and Ansible
  • Experience with code repositories like gitlab
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments. For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. In compliance in compliance with state laws and regulations related to job posting requirements, the salary range for this role is $100,000-$120,000(salary ranges in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.



Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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