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Developing innovative technologies to revolutionize the payments industry while helping customers transact in global marketplaces is not for the faint of heart. We have big goals and are looking for people to join our team who want to leave a legacy. Just as you are committing to do your best work, Tom our CEO, commits to making this the best place you’ve ever worked. It’s a partnership from the very beginning. If you are looking to step outside your comfort zone, learn new things, apply your skills, collaborate with brilliant people and have fun along the way, then you might be our next Yapster! We promise to provide you with an amazing journey along your career. At Yapstone, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees. Yapstone is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


You will be a vital part of an experienced DBA team sharing support, ideas, and experience. You will have the opportunity to improve Yapstone’s database release processes, define new standards, and have an active role in shaping the services provided by the team. In this role, you will use your experience and hands on approach with next generation technologies to contribute to a team that delivers the next generation data technologies.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Contributing member of a high performing, agile team focused on next generation data & analytic technologies

  • Participate in out-of-hours and on-call rotations.

  • Design and implement solutions for high availability, active/active, replication and disaster recovery solutions

  • Performance Tuning, helping Development team to optimize queries.

  • Provide technical expertise to design efficient solutions for next generation SQL and NOSQL database systems.

  • Cloud resource capacity planning (CPU, memory, IO, storage)

  • Engage with SQL development resources

  • Perform proactive checks on production servers

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contributing member of a high performing, agile team focused on next generation data & analytic technologies

  • Participate in out-of-hours and on-call rotations.

  • Design and implement solutions for high availability, active/active, replication and disaster recovery solutions

  • Performance Tuning, helping Development team to optimize queries.

  • Provide technical expertise to design efficient solutions for next generation SQL and NOSQL database systems.

  • Cloud resource capacity planning (CPU, memory, IO, storage)

  • Engage with SQL development resources

  • Perform proactive checks on production servers

Requirements

  • Technical competencies

  • SQL 2014 – 2017

  • Couchbase 5.1 and above

  • Goldengate Replication

  • Advanced performance tuning and troubleshooting skills

  • SQL replication

  • Database design, normalization

  • Understanding of AWS Cloud storage, architecture and design

  • SQL high availability /disaster recovery technologies

  • SQL upgrade experience

  • SQL user provisioning and management

  • Mindset for automating/scripting

  • Knowledge of RDBMS/NoSQL technologies a plus.

  • Business competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 5+ years of DBA experience in an enterprise IT environment

  • 5+ years’ experience as an MS SQL DBA 

  • Planning and delivering projects

  • Experience in performance tuning and problem troubleshooting.

  • Past liaison with business and development groups

  • Previous adherence to change control policies

  • Solid knowledge/hands on experience developing/maintaining OLTP and Warehouse environments, including AWS Aurora, AWS RDS, Couchbase and Microsoft SQL.

  • Personal competencies

  • Experience in a company with agreed Service Level Agreements to internal business units or external clients

  • Ability to understand business objectives and focus and prioritize multiple projects accordingly

  • Financial exposure not required but any experience would be beneficial

  • Willingness to collaborate and develop others

  • Self-starter who can work with little supervision

  • Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations

  • Focused on delivery

  • Ability to influence others in a positive manner

  • Ability to communicate with both technical and business counterparts in a language they understand is essential, both written and verbal

Requirements

  • Technical competencies

  • SQL 2014 – 2017

  • Couchbase 5.1 and above

  • Goldengate Replication

  • Advanced performance tuning and troubleshooting skills

  • SQL replication

  • Database design, normalization

  • Understanding of AWS Cloud storage, architecture and design

  • SQL high availability /disaster recovery technologies

  • SQL upgrade experience

  • SQL user provisioning and management

  • Mindset for automating/scripting

  • Knowledge of RDBMS/NoSQL technologies a plus.

  • Business competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 5+ years of DBA experience in an enterprise IT environment

  • 5+ years’ experience as an MS SQL DBA 

  • Planning and delivering projects

  • Experience in performance tuning and problem troubleshooting.

  • Past liaison with business and development groups

  • Previous adherence to change control policies

  • Solid knowledge/hands on experience developing/maintaining OLTP and Warehouse environments, including AWS Aurora, AWS RDS, Couchbase and Microsoft SQL.

  • Personal competencies

  • Experience in a company with agreed Service Level Agreements to internal business units or external clients

  • Ability to understand business objectives and focus and prioritize multiple projects accordingly

  • Financial exposure not required but any experience would be beneficial

  • Willingness to collaborate and develop others

  • Self-starter who can work with little supervision

  • Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations

  • Focused on delivery

  • Ability to influence others in a positive manner

  • Ability to communicate with both technical and business counterparts in a language they understand is essential, both written and verbal

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Our Benefits

  • We offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision wellness plans for you and your family with low employee premiums.
  • You work hard every day to build the future of our company, so we’ll help you build your future with a 401(k) plan that features employer match.
  • We encourage and support our teams to take time off to recharge and reboot because changing how the world pays is no easy task.
  • We care about the community where we work. Through YapCares, you get 8 hours of paid volunteer time off each year to make a difference.
  • Enjoy food, fun and camaraderie with breakfasts, dinners, snacks, social hours and events.
  • A great location in the East Bay that is a reverse commute for many Yapsters, and we’re right across the street from BART.