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Database Administrator
Ref No.: 17-13212
Location: Palo Alto, California
Job Title: Senior Data Services Engineer –SAP HANA
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Duration: 12 Months

  • As a client we serve some of the most amazing customers – and we always have exciting projects on the go. Our mission is to Run Simple, and we're big on using our technological and business know-how to make the world a better place.
  • At CLIENT anything is possible. We don't just create game-changers like the SAP HANA in-memory database and real-time analytics, we develop technologies that make a real impact on the world. CLIENT helps companies revolutionize everything from cancer treatments to flood prevention. We invest in research that can save lives, and we're passionate about sustainability and social responsibility. Join us – and work in an enriching and fulfilling environment.
  • CLIENT Client is the marketplace for modern business, creating frictionless exchanges between millions of buyers and suppliers across the entire source-to-pay process. Our market-leading solutions enable companies to simplify collaboration with their trading partners, make smarter business decisions and extend their collaborative business processes with an open technology platform. More than two million companies use CLIENT Client solutions to connect and collaborate around nearly one trillion in commerce on an annual basis.
  • Client's Cloud Operations team is looking for a Senior Data Services Engineer with experience in administration of Hana supporting our cutting edge business network and commerce applications processing close to one trillion of commerce annually across two million enterprise customers! As a key member of the production Data Services team, you will collaborate with SREs, Systems Engineers, Software Engineers, Program Managers, and Network Engineers to support development, staging, and production data services technologies for Client's OnDemand Cloud services and global engineering teams.
  • We are looking for candidates who are passionate about designing, building, and maintaining simple, reliable, and innovative operational infrastructure and having fun while doing it.
What you'll be doing:
  • Providing operational support for Client's "five nines” critical globally distributed cloud database infrastructure.
  • Analyzing automation, monitoring, and tools gaps in the Data Services infrastructure and designing and building processes and solutions to address.
  • Learning additional database technologies in the Client Data Services stack such as Oracle, Hadoop, Redis, Cassandra, MySQL, Postgres, CLIENT Replication Server, and CLIENT ASE to provide development and operational support.
  • Driving innovation and the adoption of new technologies in the organization to increase agility and continuous improvement feedback loops.
  • Building relationships with engineering colleagues and collaborating on application design.

You will be successful in this role if you have:
  • 2+ years' experience with Hana covering installation, trouble shooting, and performance and tuning.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in one or more of: Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, C - specifically for systems automation
  • Tenacious troubleshooting skills that span systems, network, and application: you can fix anything
  • Willingness to take the initiative to contribute beyond your own responsibilities
  • Ability and interest to learn and deploy new technology quickly
  • Obsessively detail oriented
  • Bonus Points:
  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science or other technical discipline
  • Deep UNIX/Linux systems knowledge and/or systems administration background
  • Database geek
  • Passionate and self-motivated
  • Desire to not only maintain but improve existing systems
  • Strong focus on efficiency, simplicity and maintainability
  • Familiarity with infrastructure automation using tools like Salt, Chef, and Puppet
  • Adept at using source code revision systems such as Perforce, Subversion or CVS.