Database Engineer

Digital River, Inc. Minnetonka , MN 55345

Posted 5 months ago

Database Engineer

Founded in 1994, Digital River is recognized as a leading global provider of Commerce-as-a-Service solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Digital River's multi-tenant, SaaS commerce, payments and marketing services to manage and grow their online businesses. Digital River has helped companies process more than $30 billion in online transactions, connecting B2B and B2C digital products and cloud service companies as well as branded manufacturers with buyers across multiple devices and channels, and nearly every country in the world.

We are fortunate at Digital River to work with some of the e-commerce industry's brightest talent. We have professionals on the ground in nearly every region of the world, including North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Our employees are experts in e-commerce, e-marketing, creative site design and merchandising, global tax and compliance laws, fraud prevention, international payments and more. To attract and retain the best-of-the-best, we invest a great deal of time and effort in creating a community that people want to be part of and high performance culture where they can grow.

Momentum is what we have and growth is our plan. We are looking for people who are energized by making an impact, having autonomy in their work and who want the ability to look back at what they have accomplished and say "wow." If you are someone who loves being part of a team that is more like a family and likes to work for companies at the top of their game, join Digital River.

We are seeking a Database Engineer in our Minnetonka, MN office.

What You'll Do:

The Database Engineer creates and maintains database management systems and supplementary components in a production environment in order to promote 99.9% percent up-time of commerce and revenue-generating systems. Responsibilities for this position include troubleshooting, restoring and recovering databases in critical scenarios, maintaining and tuning database instance functionality, ensuring that backups and other remedies exist to ensure recoverability, assisting developers and business owners with database queries, running DML and DDL, and promoting DR's internal requirements for data integrity and security. The Database Engineer also scales through automation, using programming languages like Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, etc., to automate repetitive tasks and enforce standards.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Setup, maintain, monitor, and tune databases in a 24x7, high-availability environment

  • Work closely with developers on application design, query performance, and troubleshooting

  • Write efficient SQL and tune SQL for possible better performance

  • Backup, restore, and recover databases. Create and maintain standby databases

  • Create and support SQL scripts and shell scripts for use in daily maintenance and troubleshooting tasks

  • Automate repeatable tasks by developing code to enforce standards and efficiency

  • Implement and support database security standards

  • Follow procedures identified by SOX and PCI standards, and understand auditing requirements

  • Participate in a production support on-call rotation when needed

  • Actively participate in project teams and manage several different projects at once

  • Create appropriate change control documentation for production maintenances

  • Provide proper scrutiny to DDL submitted by developers for future releases

  • Plan accordingly for DDL application in production environment, especially if the DDL requires a special maintenance window

  • Practice important or complex database changes in a non-production first to eliminate surprises

  • Test script and process changes in a non-production environment before production deployment

  • Document support issues and resolutions in the Digital River Support Log (DRSL)

  • Organize work environment and make measured and methodical changes to prevent unintended interruptions to the production environment

What You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Minimum of 3 years of Oracle DBA experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of UNIX OS experience, ideally on Linux

  • Experience with Oracle OLTP and VLDB database environments, particularly with large transaction volume

  • Experience with performance tuning and troubleshooting of Oracle databases

  • Experience with Oracle software installation, database creation, upgrades, and migrations

  • Proven ability to lead major database projects, including projects which involve input from a team of people

  • Experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager or an equivalent monitoring tool is preferred

  • Experience automating repeatable tasks using shell scripting and programming languages like Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, etc.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a computer-related field, or equivalent experience

  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated

  • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities

  • Knowledge and experience with MySQL, SQL Server, or Postgres databases is a plus

WHY DIGITAL RIVER:

Digital River provides numerous benefits to our employees. On-site benefits include:

  • Free Parking

  • Cafeteria and Starbucks Coffee

  • Workout facility and group fitness classes

  • Monthly bring-your-dog-to-work days

  • Recreation area with foosball, pinball, and table tennis

  • Pond hockey games in the beautiful Digital River backyard

  • Friday social hour

  • Casual work environment with friendly faces

  • Other benefits include:

  • Digital River Volunteers, an employee volunteer organization aiding those in need in the Twin Cities area

  • The Green Team, a resource acting in support of an environmentally conscious workforce

  • Competitive benefits package to full time employees:

  • 401(k) plan

  • Medical-dental-vision and life insurance

  • Paid short and long-term disability

  • Holiday and vacation days

Digital River supports and embraces a diverse workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

  • RESPECT | INTEGRITY | CUSTOMER CENTRICITY | INNOVATION | GLOBAL PERSPECIVE | ACCOUNTABILITY
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