Staff Database Engineer

  • Company: Visa
  • Posted: April 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 107641972
Company Description
Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind - making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa's sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description
The Database team is part of the Infrastructure Engineering and Operations organization and is responsible for common database infrastructure that supports multiple enterprise applications and multiple business lines.

This role will include, but not be limited to, the design, implementation, advanced problem analysis, successful deployment, and continuous operational improvement of database technologies used at Visa. The individual should be well versed in database administration and engineering practices and principles. The individual will share the responsibility of overall database support in various database environments used by different business lines. He or she will provide technical influence and subject matter expertise for the database team.

This is an individual contributor senior level role responsible for solving complex problems and taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. This role serves as a technical/functional specialist and works independently with guidance only in the most complex situations.

Support Database Administration and Engineering in the architecture, design, development and deployment, and management of Microsoft SQL database environments. This includes the advanced to expert engineering and implementation of the following:

  • Provide technical expertise to design the most efficient and cost effective solutions for Microsoft SQL Server�based database systems.

  • Provide DBA support for databases in various environments including non-prod and prod; provide DBA support for vendor and internally developed applications.

  • Manage, support and maintain Microsoft SQL Server database technology and infrastructure, adhering to the architectural guidelines and policies.

  • Physical implementation of databases, storage structures, high-availability solutions, replication, encryption, and disaster recovery solutions

  • Provide DBA support in engineering enterprise monitoring, backup, alerting, and security compliance solutions for SQL servers.

  • Provide technical expertise and hands-on support in consolidation and migration of databases to new hardware and platforms.

  • Proactive and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of database issues.

  • Regular database capacity planning and archival solution related to database growth and system utilization, trend analysis, predictive future database resource requirements, and the structured organized reporting of the same

  • Work closely with other Infrastructure operations and engineering, product development, business operations, and technical operations to ensure delivery of database services within the SLA's and performance target set

  • Participate in the evaluation, selection and implementation of DBA tools to improve the effectiveness of tasks such as performance monitoring and tuning, recovery, and database change management processing.

  • Advance experience with automation of managerial and repetitive DBA tasks.

  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other technology field or equivalent experience

  • 10 years of DBA experience with Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Strong knowledge and extensive experience with Microsoft SQL server technologies (all core areas: SSMS, SQL clustering, Data Synchronization, Encryption, Partitioning, Performance, Security, SSIS and SSRS configuration) is mandatory.

  • Sound knowledge of all windows and SQL utilities; strong Powershell knowledge and experience is a plus

  • Solid understanding of network, storage, tiered application environments and security.

  • Solid knowledge in database replication technologies including Always-on, GoldenGate, etc. and strong architectural/engineering skills to design systems that meet various applications High Availability and Disaster Recovery requirements.

  • Have good experience in engineering processes supporting repetitive or frequent tasks in database administration or deployment.

  • Solid understanding and experience in maintain MSSQL technology lifecycle, and automation of MSSQL deployment.

  • Good engineering skills in developing enterprise solutions to support MSSQL in areas like backup, monitoring/alerting, security compliance, patching, etc.

  • Good interpersonal skills along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to solve complex systems and database environment issues.

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs.

  • A good team player, leader, flexible, share knowledge, help others, collaborate well within and outside the team.

  • Additional Information
    Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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