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Intermediate database administrator

Sun Life Financial

This is a Full-time position in Waterloo, QC posted November 15, 2019.

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Job Description: About the role: As Sunlife continues to expand its technology platform footprint we are looking for motivated individuals to join the Data Management Services team as a MongoDB Administrator.

This is an opportunity for someone that is expert in Mongodb but is also interested in working with multiple database platforms and architectures, NoSQL and SQL, OLTP, and OLAP.

As an ideal candidate, you will have at least 5 years experience in Information Technology and an interest in relational and non-relational database technologies such as PostgreSQL, Redshift, MySQL, DynamoDB, Graph DBs, Time series DBs etc.

The candidate will be a member of a team within Data Management Services (DMS) called Alternative Database Technologies.

Alternative Database Technologies is responsible database infrastructure architecture and operation support or teams using various cloud based and on premise database platforms.

The successful candidate is expected to have a passion for database related technologies and will need to be able to pick up, understand and become proficient in a wide range of software products in a short period of time.

Alternative Database Technologies has members in Canada and India supporting a wide range of distributed applications.

This position requires security clearance and you must have been in continuous residency in Canada for at least the past 5 years.

What will you do?

Manage small and medium size infrastructure projectsParticipate in projects throughout the entire project lifecycle, and define, manage and track project deliverables using defined technologiesKeep up to date on current and upcoming technology innovations for use within SunlifeMaintain up-to-date documentation and procedures for all supported database related platformsDevelop scripts to support the database operations on Windows, Unix or cloud based platformsSupport project development following documented standards, policies and procedures (Change Management Process)Participate in a rotational on-call scheduleParticipate, on occasion, in after-hours and weekend support of production implementations, infrastructure activities, and various disaster recovery exercisesWork closely with other team members, technical/team leads, management, specialized IT areas and application support teams to ensure consistent delivery and quality of database servicesDefine, document and implement consistent standards and proceduresEvaluate functionality and features within related database products.Contribute ideas for best practice improvements, process improvement, and innovative solutions What you need to succeed: University level degree in Computer Science or related information technology degree/diplomaKeen interest and desire to work with multiple platforms and types of data repositories (Relational, NOSQL, Datawarehouse, OLAP, OLTP etc)Proven desire and ability to learn new technologies or patterns in short timeframesAdvanced administration experience in MongoPerformed extensive backups and restore using the MongoDB utilities i.e.

Mongodump/MongorestoreWorked extensively with the installation and management of MongoDB OPSMANAGERTroubleshooting slow running MongoDB indexes and queriesExperience working with both WiredTiger and MMAPv1 storage engines with a clear understanding of both Preferred skills: Experience working in the AWS cloud environment is strongly desiredProblem solving, technical and conceptual skillsAbility to lead technical discussions and self manage workloadsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong organizational skills with the ability to multitask efficientlyAbility to contribute solutions that meet or exceed business requirementsWillingness to share ideas and speak up in small, medium and large sized groupsWillingness to provide on-call support and trouble shooting Assets: Worked on migrating on prem MongoDB databases to Atlas.NoSQL (DynamoDB, Neptune or other) experienceRedshift, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server experienceUnderstanding or experience working with Cloudwatch, Cloudtrail, AWS Config, AWS Backup and/or AWS DMSCloudformation, Glue and/or Lambda scripting experienceUnderstanding or experience with DevOps or Agile methodologiesExperience with database administration toolsExperience with Security Architecture(s)Knowledge of database backup and recovery strategies (including DR strategies)Some knowledge of data-mapping and logical and physical data modeling Whats in it for you: Competitive salary and bonus structure influenced by market range dataAn environment of continuous learning and improvementPension, stock and savings program to help build and enhance your future financial securityThe opportunity to move along a variety of career paths with amazing networking potential The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted.

It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.

In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance.

Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life.

A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues.

We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

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We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range:55,500/55 500 91,600/91 600Job Category:IT Technology ServicesPosting End Date:19/11/2019