Senior Database Administrator

McLean, Virginia
Jan 16, 2022
Jan 26, 2022
Full Time
Appian is seeking a Senior Database Administrator to join our fast-growing Business Technology team. Appian's growth trajectory ensures that new employees immediately become core members of our team, working closely with peers and senior managers. We are growing our team and are looking for a talented Senior Database Administrator (DBA) to be a part of the IT operational support team responsible for defining best practices for configuring, upgrading and debugging databases - both on-premises and cloud hosted. The Senior DBA will share responsibility for all aspects of database administration including configuration, patching, tuning, upgrade roadmaps, architecture, security, performance, disaster recovery, troubleshooting and change management.

Job Description:
  • Setup, configure, manage and maintain different types of databases (SQL, MySQL, AWS RDS, Maria DB and AWS Redshift) used within the organization.
  • Administer and troubleshoot databases including security patching, SQL tuning, capacity planning, and schema design.
  • Conduct daily monitoring of all database environments, collect and analyze logs, metrics, and events from the database services to ensure secure, reliable, and optimal performance, and configure alarms/events for proactive monitoring.
  • Provide user support to internal and external clients; troubleshoots and resolves database connectivity issues and escalates issues when necessary
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours (if necessary) to accomplish business objectives.
  • Develop automated processes to maintain database consistency and synchronize schema or data between production and lower environments.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other team members while working on individual assignments.

To be successful on this role, you need
  • To have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • To have 7+ years of experience in setting, configuring and administering databases such as MySQL, PostgresQL and Maria DB.
  • To have at least 2 years of experience working as a database administrator on AWS RDS, AWS Redshift, or Snowflake cloud databases.
  • To have deep knowledge and experience with UNIX shell scripting and Python scripting.
  • To have experience in monitoring data backups, storage, growth and usage.
  • To have the experience and ability to tune the performance of databases.
  • To have experience working on cloud platforms such as AWS or Microsoft Azure.
  • To have deep knowledge in managing patches, fixes and upgrades to maintain organizational standards.
  • To have experience developing indexes to speed queries and apply masks to improve data integrity .

About Us:

Appian helps organizations build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. Combining people, technologies, and data in a single workflow, Appian can help companies maximize their resources and improve business results. Many of the world's largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk management and compliance. Our employees create opportunities to drive hands-on impact both with our customers and throughout the organization, which creates an environment where meaningful work is met with career growth and opportunity. As a result, we are proud to have been recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace for seven consecutive years. Simply put, we are changing the way businesses operate and our employees are to thank for Appian's success.

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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