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Database Administrator (Cassandra), Associate

Location Gurgaon, India
Posted 01-September-2021
The Database Operations Team is an integral part of Platform Operations (PO) which sits under the broader Aladdin Product Group. Platform Operations is responsible for operating and engineering the reliability, stability and performance of the firms financial systems including Aladdin and ensuring its availability to our business partners and customers.

Our teams main focus is to ensure continuous availability of BlackRocks critical transaction processing, data warehousing, data replication and distributed data processing platforms.

Your role and impact

Data is the backbone of any world-class financial institution. We ensure the resiliency and integrity of that data, while providing instantaneous access to a large global user base at BlackRock and across many Institutional Clients. As preeminent specialists on database technology, our team is involved in every facet of system design, implementation, tuning and monitoring, using a wide variety of industry-leading database technologies. The team develops its own solutions to provide analysis and insight and automate to scale.

Although the teams specialty is database technology, in order to excel in our role, we need to understand the environment that our technology operates in; understanding of the business needs, the application server stack, the interaction between the database software, the operating system and host hardware are significant factors allowing us to deliver the best service possible.

We are passionate about performance and innovation. From the top of the firm down, we embrace the diversity of values, identities and ideas brought forth by our employees and offer phenomenal flexibility to improve work life balance

Your responsibilities

Engineering, Administration and Operations of distributed No-SQL platforms such as Apache Cassandra and Apache Solr and OLTP, Data Warehousing database platforms
Collaboration with Infrastructure teams, application developers and business teams across multiple time zones to ensure the highest quality service to the Aladdin users
Automation and Development of database operational, monitoring and maintenance toolsets to achieve the desired Scale and Efficiency
No-SQL Platform Configuration Management, Capacity and Scale Management, Schema Releases/Consistency, Security, Disaster Recovery and Audit Management
Management and ownership of Operational Incidents including root-cause analysis of critical issues, resolution and mitigation

You have:

Experience with engineering and operating distributed NoSQL platforms, like Apache Cassandra and Apache Solr:
A solid grasp of their architecture and use cases
Hands-on experience with management and configuration such as adding, removing, upgrading and decommissioning nodes
Hands-on experience with troubleshooting including memory management, performance tuning, and operations such as rebuild and backup
Experience with OLTP or Data Warehouse platforms like MS SQL Server, SAP ASE, Postgres, or Snowflake
Familiarity with Public Cloud Platform offerings like Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS
Exposure to programming languages like Java, Python, Perl; automation frameworks like Ansible and Terraform; source control systems like Git and Azure DevOps
A passion for interactive troubleshooting and operational support, keen attention to detail, critical thinking, and the urge to drive innovation
Unix and DB automation experience

Awards & Accolades for MyTechLogy
Winner of
Top 100 Asia
Finalist at SiTF Awards 2014 under the category Best Social & Community Product
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Learning Management System
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Talent Management Software
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