Database Engineer

Hobsons    Cincinnati, OH
Job Description
Hobsons connects learning to life by matching students to opportunity across a lifetime of education decisions. Nearly 60% of first-year college students find they aren’t prepared for college, despite being technically eligible for it. Employers are also finding that students are not being properly prepared for the workforce in key areas. We aim to change that by delivering college and career readiness solutions that help bridge the gap between college access and completion by engaging students throughout their educational journey. Database Engineer Job Summary We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Database Engineer responsible for successfully designing, administering, and maintaining our growing database systems. You will be responsible for assisting in the database design and development of our SaaS applications for the K-12 market. You will work closely with other Database Engineering team members and DevOps Engineers to evolve the operational effectiveness of all Hobsons’ products. This position will be located in: Cincinnati, OH (Sharonville) or Arlington, VA (Clarendon metro) Essential Functions/Responsibilities
  • 24/7 support for production database environments to ensure the highest standards of availability, resilience, integrity, security and performance required by our business systems.
  • Manage, maintain and monitor database backups and recovery processes and procedures.
  • Manage, maintain and monitor database security controls in accordance with company security policies.
  • Proactively monitor, tune and report on the performance of both the databases and the systems on which they run.
  • Work with both Development and QA teams to support and assist in the development, testing and tuning of database applications.
  • Write scripts (both at the OS and Database levels) to automate repetitive or complex tasks.
  • Design, develop and maintain appropriate levels of documentation for the database environment as well as database or system processes and procedures.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • 4+ years of Database Administration experience with RDBMS like Postgres, MySQL, SQL Server, or Oracle.
  • 1-2 years of experience using, managing, and deploying RDS environments within AWS
  • Must be familiar with how to leverage the core building blocks within AWS to properly secure SaaS applications (ex. VPCs, Security Groups, CMS, IAM, etc)
  • Experience with common database administration tasks including backup and recovery, monitoring, security and data-related maintenance (MySQL preferred)
  • In depth knowledge of concepts and experience writing SQL
  • Ability to analyze, diagnose and tune database and query performance at all associated layers (database, network, server, disk).
  • 2+ years experience writing, maintaining and documenting automation scripts in shell, Python, or other scripting languages
  • Working knowledge of programming languages (esp. Java, Javascript, Python, or PHP) and their associated ORM engines (ex. Hibernate, SQLAlchemy, mongoose)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with development teams in an Agile environment
  • Experience working in on-call rotation and interacting with a NOC
  • Experience managing AWS resources with Infrastructure as Code tools like Terraform and CloudFormation highly desirable
  • Experience managing Database schema versions with automated tools like Flyway or Liquibase desirable
  • Hobsons recognizes the importance of taking care of our most valuable assets – our employees. That’s why we not only offer a comprehensive total rewards package but also continuously evaluate our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our workforce.

    Benefits Include (but may vary depending on location):
  • Affordable and Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401(k) Plan with Match
  • Flexible PTO offering for all Exempt roles
  • Substantial time off for all Non-Exempt roles, including Floating Holidays and Premium Days for Volunteering, Personal Wellness and/or School Conferences/Visits
  • Education/Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Voluntary Employee Programs: Legal Services, ID Theft & Credit Monitoring
  • Work-Life Balance & Culture
  • Company Closes December 24th through January 1st as a Paid Holiday
  • Generous Holiday Schedule
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Casual Dress Environment
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Opportunities
  • Global Fitness Program Membership Discounts
  • Hobsons Annual Achievement Awards Event
  • Employee Funded International Charity Programs
  • Adopt A Class - Local Community Involvement
  • Work Perks Discount Program
  • To view our comprehensive list of total rewards benefits, please visit: To learn more about Hobsons, and our products: Naviance, Intersect and Starfish, visit our corporate web site at and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements. Note: U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time. Hobsons is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

    Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:50:19 GMT

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