Allstate Database DevOps Engineer in Irving, Texas

Database DevOps Engineer

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Job ID :

112059

Location :

Irving, TX US

Level :

Experienced Professional

Job Category :

Information Technology

Description :

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Job Description

  • Database Advisor Team is looking to expand our Database DevOps team with a primary responsibility on automation and scripting.

  • This role would be responsible for automation across multiple databases (Amazon Aurora, MongoDB, Cassandra, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server etc).

  • One of the primary responsibilities would be to prepare DBA group for Cloud migration & adoption.

  • Partnering with delivery areas on establishing necessary pipeline to migrate products to Cloud.

  • Anticipate and proactively work with the DBAs as well as delivery areas on identifying areas for automation and continuous improvement.

  • Lead by example in establishing and emphasizing communication, collaboration and partnership between product managers, application teams and database advisors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drive productivity with focus on automation and continuous improvement.

  • Create and manage processes, scripts and automation pipelines for software build, integration and deployment of database and associated resources (parameter groups, option groups, instance types, storage, security groups, etc).

  • Create, test, and maintain automation pipelines for database admin resources

  • Work with Database Advisors to create “template” automation pipelines to support common DBA processes like DDL changes, database failovers, backup snapshot/restore, etc.

  • Partner with key stakeholders, including Scrum and Delivery teams to meet business goals.

  • Partner with developers, testing teams and cloud engineering peers to design and develop automated and secure database hosting solutions for continuous build, test, and deployment.

  • Follow and adopt industry best practices/solutions and pursue continuous improvement opportunities in SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) processes and practices, drive for standardization or common tools, automation and self-services.

  • Communicate and partner with the delivery and support teams for production deployment/release, knowledge transfer and documentation.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum DevOps experience required: 3 years.

  • Cloud experience, including designing/establishing infrastructure utilizing PAAS & IAAS. Understanding of Cloud architecture and terminology for various providers such as AWS, Azure, Pivotal.

  • Preferably certified in AWS or Azure cloud.

  • Demonstrate knowledge in Linux (Redhat or Ubuntu) and Windows Operating System administration, fluent with shell scripting (ksh, bash, powershell).

  • Working knowledge in orchestration tools such as Jenkins, Flyway.

  • Working knowledge/understanding in Cloud deployment tools such as Github, Terraform, AWS Cloud Formation, Ansible.

  • Strong understanding, hands on knowledge or experience of database platforms architecture (such as Oracle, SQL Server, MongoDB, Cassandra).

  • Strong understanding, hands on knowledge or experience of patching and life cycle events with various database platforms.

  • Strong understanding, hands on knowledge or experience of SDLC best practices including Agile, Scrum, XP.

  • Knowledge of open source software and desire to learn, evaluate and implement potential solutions.

  • Strong communication skills with ability to partner and team up with different stakeholders across the enterprise

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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