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Senior Database Engineer

MasterCard - St Leonards, TAS

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Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Job Title

Senior Database Engineer

Database Service Delivery manage our databases, with a goal to deliver secure, scalable and resilient infrastructure and software deployment capability for global solutions
Provide administration of production, pre-production, UAT and development database systems and assist in
designing of the database tier for our global payments solution
Provide a robust, scalable and high performance production database environment working with system engineers, database developers and other database administrator

• Responsible for installation, configuration, creation and administration of Databases
• Implement proactive monitoring of all databases to predict and diagnose the majority of problems before they impact application performance or user experience
• Work as an SME, providing guidance for the best utilization of the database technology
• Configure and manage replication using MMR replication technology
• Undertake periodic upgrades of database schema and perform testing and verification of released database schema upgrades
• Support the installation and configuration of Databases for high availability
• Work on maintaining database security (roles, privileges, authentication)
• Create and maintain documentation, procedures and best practice guides for database deployment and maintenance
• Monitor database system details within the database, including stored procedures and execution time, and implement efficiency improvements
• Work with development and other support teams to participate in release and change management processes to implement new features/functions as well apply mandatory patches or upgrades
• Given the nature of the organisation and the environment MPGS, the role may require out of standard hours work to minimise downtimes occasionally.
• Database Technologies Include (not limited to) : PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Cassandra/Elastic Search. The ideal candidate should have experience in RDBMS and NoSQL database technologies

All About You
• Strong working knowledge of databases with relevant certifications
• Good understanding of security standards and best practices
• In-depth knowledge of database management (Installation, creation of new instances, space management , database reorganization, backup and recovery, performance monitoring and troubleshooting, identification of bottlenecks in locks, waits)
• Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
• Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting experience
• Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting experience
• Deep knowledge of software development processes including agile processes and test driven developmen
• Experience in architecture and providing technical leadership to large and complex systems
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent trouble shooting skills

**Desirable Knowledge/Experience**
• Experience integrating vendor and open source products into an overall system
• Experience working on cloud hosted services like AWS
• Database Technologies Include (not limited to) : PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Cassandra/Elastic Search. The ideal candidate should have experience in RDBMS and NoSQL database technologies

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

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