Senior Data Engineer – DBA (Data Base Admin)

Engineering Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

  • Manage data users to enable appropriate data distribution to the user in a timely manner
  • Manage transaction recovery and backup data
  • Minimize database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  • Determine, enforce, and document database policies, procedures, and standards
  • Perform regular tests and evaluations to ensure data security, privacy and integrity
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required
  • Automate SOX security compliance group checks

Required Education and Experience

  • BS degree in a computer discipline or relevant certification
  • 3+ years of database management with expertise in backup, recovery and replication
  • 1+ years of managing an AWS Ecosystem with knowledge in areas of RDS, Dynamo DB, MySQL, Maria DB, and/or AWS Aurora
  • Strong practical knowledge of SQL query performance, resolution and overall tuning
  • Proven knowledge of identifying and setting up system and performance monitoring
  • Understanding of the development lifecycle and service management processes including Code Promotion, Change Control and Incident/Problem Management
  • Hands on Security and Compliance (PCI / SOX) on data infrastructure
  • Backup/recovery, replication, cluster failover and disaster recovery
  • Willingness to participate in On-call rotation and off hour releases
  • Worked on DB Migrations with zero downtime
    • Excellent oral and written communication

Nice to have

  • Demonstration of use of Source Code Management Tools E.g. Git
  • Experience in cross-region replication with RDS
  • Worked in an agile environment and participated in Daily Scrum activities
  • Knowledge of programming such as Python

Gogo is the inflight internet company. Our worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device, every flight, everywhere.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled

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