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Database Administrator (REMOTE- EASTERN TIME ZONE USA)

Location: Columbia, MD.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 9,600+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkleinc.com

Job Description:

This position will be part of Merkle DBA team. This team is responsible for guiding the full lifecycle of a Relational and/or NO-SQL based solutions, including infrastructure analysis, platform and infrastructure selection, technical architecture design, application design and development, testing, and deployment.

Team also serves as a point of escalation for support services on multiple data platforms. Team acts as an authoritative source for data technologies providing information on problem resolution and configuration best practices. 


Position Responsibilities:

  • Administration, Installation, Configuration, Support, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of multiple data management platforms like MS SQL Server, Netezza, RedShift, Azure SQL/Synapse, Big Query, MySQL, Snowflake etc.
  • May be involved with the following: troubleshooting, recovery, tuning of the database, software installation and upgrades, resolving errors and failures, auditing activities, and resource utilization
  • Schedule, plan, and document installation and testing
  • Develop standards and guidelines
  • Modify existing databases and database implementations or direct programmers and analysts to make changes
  • Plan, coordinate and implement database security measures to safeguard information.
  • Communicate with internal users and answer questions, documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • At least 2 years of experience on a commercial or open source RDMS including but not limited to Database Administration, development, and/or maintenance with the desire and motivation to expand upon current skill set
  • Familiarity with Cloud, MPP and Data Warehousing concepts is preferred
  • Experience with any of these: Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, SQL Server, Redshift etc.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Information Systems, or a related field
  • Motivation to receive internal training and mentoring in different Data Management Technologies
Additional Information:

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



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