At Viral Nation, we specialize in building social-first ecosystems for brands to connect with the modern consumer journey. Our integrated solutions align strategy, talent, media, and technology with culturally relevant creativity to scale the world's fastest-growing digital brands. Viral Nation offers a fluid, creative, and growth-oriented environment that will support your ambitions to apply your talents in an open, collaborative, and fast-paced culture. Our ability to stay at the forefront of the industry has fueled our success and will guide us in paving the path forward. We're driven to push boundaries and think beyond today to deliver strategies, and we're just getting started.
While we continuously exceed our goals, we need your help – our success is only as great as our people. Strong performance leads to high expectations, and we must keep raising the bar!
As our Senior Database Administrator, you'll oversee MongoDB and PostgreSQL databases, ensuring performance, security, and data governance compliance. You'll deploy and optimize cloud-based databases (preferably Azure), manage security and automation, collaborate across teams, maintain documentation, and play a pivotal role in data migration. Your work will be essential for delivering high-quality AI solutions in our dynamic environment.
What you'll do here:
- Administer and maintain MongoDB and PostgreSQL database systems, ensuring optimal performance, availability, and security.
- Plan, implement, and manage database backups, recovery strategies, and disaster recovery procedures.
- Monitor and troubleshoot database performance issues, proactively identifying and resolving bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
- Implement and enforce data governance policies, ensuring data integrity, accuracy, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Collaborate with data teams to define data quality standards and establish data access controls.
- Deploy, configure, and manage MongoDB and PostgreSQL databases in cloud environments, with a preference for Azure.
- Utilize cloud-specific tools and services to optimize database performance, scalability, and reliability.
Security and Compliance:
- Implement security measures to protect sensitive data and ensure compliance with data security regulations.
- Regularly assess and address database vulnerabilities, applying necessary patches and updates.
Automation and Scripting:
- Develop and maintain scripts and automation tools for database provisioning, monitoring, and maintenance tasks.
- Automate routine administrative tasks to improve efficiency and reduce manual intervention.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams including developers, data engineers, and system administrators to ensure seamless integration and efficient data flow.
- Provide guidance and support to developers on database design best practices and query optimization.
- Maintain thorough documentation of database configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting guides.
- Keep documentation up to date with changes and improvements.
- Stay updated with the latest database trends, cloud technologies, and best practices to propose and implement improvements.
- Work closely with the Data Scientist leads, CTO, Product, Engineering, DevOps and other members of the AI Data Science teams
- Collaborate with the product team, share feedback from project implementations and influence the product roadmap.
- Be comfortable in a highly dynamic, agile environment without sacrificing the quality of work products.
What you need to have:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
- Proven experience of 3-5 years as a Database Administrator with strong expertise in MongoDB and PostgreSQL.
- Familiarity with cloud platforms, with Azure experience preferred.
- Understanding of data governance principles and best practices.
- Proficient in database performance tuning, query optimization, and troubleshooting.
- Experience in implementing data security measures and compliance.
- Strong scripting and automation skills (Python, PowerShell, etc.).
- Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
- Relevant certifications in database administration and cloud technologies are a plus.
- If you are a skilled Cloud Database Administrator with expertise in MongoDB, PostgreSQL, data governance, and cloud technologies, and are passionate about optimizing database systems for performance and security, we encourage you to apply and be a part of our dynamic team.
- Experience in system analysis, design, development, and implementation of data ingestion pipeline in Azure and AWS
- Knowledge of ETL/ELT
- End-to-end data solutions (ingest, storage, integration, processing, access) on Azure
- Experience developing business applications using NoSQL/SQL databases.
- Experience working with Object stores, storage accounts and JSON is must have
- Should have hands-on experience with Python, Django
- Great knowledge of Data Science models
- Plus to have knowledge on Snowflake
- Solid experience in AWS AI solutions such Recognition, Comperhind and Transcribe
- Experience with Azure Data services
- Experience in building MLOps Pipelines
Viral Nation is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our agency. Viral Nation welcomes applications from people with visible and non-visible disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruiting and selection process.