Database Administrator

Our DevOps Team is looking for a multifaceted Database Administrator with AWS and System Administration experience to help us operate and monitor a custom, highly available application. A successful candidate will have thorough knowledge of MySQL and PostgreSQL database platforms, hosted in both AWS/RDS and on-prem environments. Additionally, they will be comfortable working in a Linux-based environment. This candidate will also be interested in new technologies, passionate about problem solving, and willing to work with closely with various groups throughout the company.

Athenium Analytics has a team-based culture where we work hard and have fun while doing it. We seek to add team members who have the ability to work well in a collaborative environment and can demonstrate critical thinking skills and present and explain complex ideas to the group. Open communication and working well with others is of great value to us.

Key responsibilities

General day-to-day

  • Administer and maintain database systems including:
    • AWS hosted PostgreSQL (EC2 instance and RDS)
    • On-site MySQL databases with replication
  • Monitor and manage backups, upgrades, and logs for all database systems
  • Perform database system upgrades
  • Database performance monitoring and improvement
  • Assist with other DevOps duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline with at least 2 years of work experience; relevant work experience will also be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Must have at least 2 years of hands-on experience with relational database systems such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle
  • Knowledge of database design concepts such as entity relationship modeling, normalization, index strategies, modularization, procedures, and partitioning
  • Solid understanding of how relational database systems work internally, and how they influence operational performance at run-time
  • Experience using cloud infrastructure services within the AWS platform and specific knowledge of database services such as AWS RDS
  • Experience with on-prem databases utilizing native replication and failover techniques
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix operating systems and associated toolsets
  • Ability to self-manage individual projects while collaborating with other team members
  • Good written and verbal communication and documentation skills
  • Curiosity to learn and engage in continuous improvement
  • Ability to participate in 24×7 on-call support rotation

Preferred qualifications

Preferred candidates will have:

  • 3+ years of experience in a Linux environment, focusing on system administration, security management, and storage management
  • Prior experience in administering multi-terabyte scale database deployments
  • Understanding of network layer protocols such as SNMP, HTTP/S, TCP/IP, SSL, DNS, and SSH
  • Proficient in a scripting language such as Bash, Perl, or Python
  • Proficient in Java or another modern object-oriented language
  • 1+ years of development experience using SQL, PL/SQL, PL/pgSQL or another database interface language

What we look for

  • Outstanding listening, analytical, organizational and time management skills. Ability to dig into data, surface actionable insights and demonstrates sound decision-making skills. A problem-solver at heart.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, while meeting team deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; Demonstrates a high level of diplomacy.
  • Strong work ethic, hands-on, detail oriented with a customer service mentality.
  • Team player, ability to work cross-functionally, self-driven, motivated, and able to work under pressure.
  • Sense of humor, personality, and enthusiasm!

Work location

This full-time position is remote with optional office space available in Dover, NH.


About Athenium Analytics

Athenium Analytics is an insurtech SaaS company that uses historical data and predictive analytics to help insurance carriers & other organizations measure and manage quality and risk. Our web-based tools, specializing in quality assurance and risk management, are trusted by global, national and regional insurers. While insurance is our primary industry vertical, we also develop solutions for the U.S. Intelligence Community. Leveraging big data, cutting-edge artificial intelligence and market-driven insights, our products help organizational leadership identify and understand risk to make smart decisions faster. Learn more at:



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