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MongoDB Database Administrator

Job Category:
Computer and Information Technology
Career Level:
Management (Manager/Director)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Company Name:
San Francisco
Description: About MongoLab: 
MongoLab is a fully-managed cloud database service featuring highly-available MongoDB databases, automated backups, web-based tools, 24/7 monitoring, and expert support. Developers absolutely love us because our Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) allows them to focus their attention on product development instead of operations.

MongoLab is one of the fastest-growing companies in the cloud infrastructure space. We're headquartered in the Mission/Potrero area of San Francisco and are well-funded by premier venture and angel investors including Foundry Group, Baseline Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Freestyle Capital and David Cohen of TechStars. 

What makes us happiest? Innovating, automating, helping other software developers, and giving back to our community.

In addition to checking out our website, you should look at our open-source tools and our blog.

The Role: 
We are looking for a DBA to help us manage our vast fleet of MongoDB deployments, and to help make our customers the happiest and most productive MongoDB developers on the planet. 

You'll be exposed to every major cloud provider and infrastructure technology. We currently run on AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Joyent, Rackspace, and Windows Azure and have integrated with all of the major Platform-as-a-Service providers (Heroku et al.). You'll become an expert in MongoDB, cloud automation, and MongoLab's suite of automation tools (some of which we open-source). 

You'll work on awesome things including: 
* Managing and monitoring a fleet of hundreds and thousands of databases 
* Managing large multi-terabyte sharded MongoDB clusters 
* Prototyping MongoLab on new cloud providers 
* Helping customers with difficult performance and data modeling problems 
* Writing about MongoDB deployment best practices (in docs and our blog)

Our ideal candidate: 
* Has 3+ years of professional experience as a SQL DBA or a MongoDB DBA. (We'd be thrilled to see MongoDB experience but it's totally not required).
* Has some experience with MySQL or PostgreSQL, or familiarity with MongoDB 
* Has some experience with Linux or UNIX. 
* Has experience with troubleshooting and being on call. Like many roles in our engineering team, this position includes being on call for approximately two 24-hour periods a week 

Bonus points for: 
* A degree in a technical field. 
* Being a tinkerer! We're knee deep in open source, so if you have an active GitHub or a project you forked that you're proud please brag about it with us. 
* Some experience with technical writing is a plus. 
* Familiarity with AWS 
* Being head over heels in love with MongoDB and being extremely serious about data durability and availability .. or you will be if you join us :) 

Here's what we can offer you: 
* Competitive salary, equity, and health benefits 
* Tons of leadership opportunities as you grow with our company 
* An environment that gives you the flexibility to seize moments of inspiration 
* The chance to go outside your normal duties and work on our blog, attend hackathons and conferences, speak at events, contribute to StackOverflow and open-source development, and anything else you're interested in that can add to our community. 

How to apply:
The Sourcery will be the first point of contact.
* All applications receive a response.
* All applications are kept strictly confidential.