Job TITLE: Sr. Cassandra DBA

Location: San Jose, CA

Term: Contract

Skill: Cassandra, NoSQL, Linux, Open Source, Scripting

Experience: 7+ Years

Education: Overview: The successful candidate must have deep technical expertise working with Cassandra and other NoSQL technologies. In this role you will be expected to lead initiatives at a technical level laying strategic direction for Cassandra NoSQL platforms. Expectations: - Demonstrated expertise in Cassandra and NoSQL platforms - Deep expertise in Linux and Open Source based environments. - Hands on Scripting, Database and Systems Skills. - Has managed the full operational lifecycle of Cassandra databases including - Sizing, technology selection, deployment, monitoring & decommissioning. - Has conducted deep performance investigation & tuning for Cassandra - Clusters. - Has setup distributed database systems with varying degrees of consistency? - Great communication, inter-personal and problem solving skills are a must. Required Skills: - 7 years expertise in Cassandra. - 7 years expertise in Cassandra application modelling. - 7 years expertise in Linux System performance tuning. - 7 years Expertise in Shell Scripting, preferably Python. - 7 years experience in scaling and performance management of highly busy - Cassandra Clusters. Additional Areas: - Be adept in traditional technologies such as Oracle & MySQL. - Be fluent in Bash and Perl script development. - Be knowledgeable in Open Source technologies such as NoSQL, Kafka, Storm - and the Hadoop ecosystem. - Be comfortable with revision controls, change management and ticketing systems. - Be expereienced in the use of JIRA/Agile methodologies and using CMS/wiki for collaboration.