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Database Architect/Administrator

The Role:

Do you understand many different database technologies?  Are you a smart, forward thinking problem solver?  Consider joining LLamasoft!

As a Database Architect / Administrator for the platform team, you will work closely with the platform architect and other top-notch engineers to design and implement our next generation SaaS platform.  Leveraging your expertise, communication skills, and dedication to excellence in development, you will shape the supply chain software that is helping people solve complex problems through better decision making. 

A database architect/administrator role on the platform team will include staying ahead of the ever-changing needs development has from its databases. This role requires an agile person who is not afraid to learn new things, and help us deliver relational and non-relational solutions for our products. The platform’s focus of this role is centered on delivering microservices that will drive our next generation web products. This is a central role to LLamasoft’s development and it is expected that this DBA will become familiar with our entire suite of web products.

Job Description:

  • Act as the domain expert for multiple database architectures within a microservice environment
  • Interact with the DevOps team to drive the delivery of our databases
  • Work with the platform architect, developers, and business analysts to determine and document database requirements by analyzing user operations, application functionality, performance requirements etc.
  • Work with the platform architect, developers, and product engineers to develop and maintain logical data models. You will be working very closely with developers on the design of software components that provide data access services to the applications business logic.
  • Develop and maintain physical data models designed to take advantage of the target database management system.
  • Investigate and recommend alternative and complimentary database technologies to expand the functionality and relevance of our products.
  • Establish baselines and a strategy for on-going performance, load, and stress testing.
  • Work with developers to address performance issues, tuning the database and/or adjusting application functionality as appropriate.
  • Work with the platform architect to establish suitable backup, security, redundancy, and recovery strategies.
  • Work with the platform architect to establish a strategy and plan for handling scalability.


The Qualifications:

  • Experience with relational database architectures for SaaS/web-based products
  • Experience with non-relational database architectures for SaaS/web-based products
  • Familiarity with the capabilities of Amazon and Azure cloud services
  • Familiarity with microservice architecture and the complexity of operating within such an environment
  • Basic knowledge of REST and web principles
  • Able to communicate with data modeling at both the logical and physical levels
  • Understanding on how to performance test, base line test, and tune databases


Bonus Points:

  • Experience with any of these technologies
    • MongoDB
    • Elastic
    • Cassandra
    • Hadoop

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with “Big Data” or data warehousing systems

LLamasoft is an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


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