Kforce Senior Database Engineer in Durham, North Carolina

Kforce Inc is immediately seeking to hire a Database Engineer for our enterprise network services client in Raleigh, North Carolina (NC).Summary: The team runs a Ruby on Rails based web portal which accurately identifies both internal and open source software modules within software product portfolio. The raw data is very powerful from many standpoints, especially security. They generate various interactive reports using this data, and the raw reports are consumed by both people and various other automated systems. The ongoing goals of the team are to make this data usable by more and more teams, enhance the overall user experience in any way possible, and deliver whichever features will bring our customers value. They work in an agile / KanBan environment, and don't have daily standups. The employee will be as any other member of the team, pulling work from the backlog, but with a focus on database and performance related tasks. The raw data is very powerful from many standpoints, especially security. They generate various interactive reports using this data, and the raw reports are consumed by both people and various other automated systems. The ongoing goals of the team are to make this data usable by more and more teams, enhance the overall user experience in any way possible, and deliver whichever features will bring our customers value. They work in an agile / KanBan environment, and don't have daily standups. The employee will be as any other member of the team, pulling work from the backlog, but with a focus on database and performance related tasks.

  • This position requires a US Citizenship to access restricted areas (selected candidate for this assignment will need to provide proof of US citizenship, not dual)

  • SQL experience (5 years)

  • Full stack Ruby on Rails experience (3 years)

  • Familiarity with MariaDB on Linux in mixed environment of VMWare, OpenStack and Docker hosts

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 6 years of related experience

  • Ability to work independently as well as with application and Application Test Engineers

  • Optimal database performance by tuning database parameters and settings

  • Experience with database monitoring software

  • Data integrity and reliability

  • Data security

  • DB encryption

  • DB replication

  • Capacity planning

  • Troubleshooting of performance SQL issues

  • Ensuring databases are properly backed up

Additional Pluses Include Experience In:

  • Python, Bash, REST

  • NoSQL, Redis, MemCache, Sharding and how to use them in concert with MySQL

  • Replication across remote sites

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours