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Part-time Cassandra Engineer Plano TX

at GALLOP Resources, Inc (Anywhere)

Position: Cassandra Engineer
Location: Plano TX
Duration: Long Term Contract

Job Description:


• Sets up and supports DataStax Cassandra databases in mission critical environments
• Applies full understanding of the business, the customer, and the solutions that a business offers to assist teams in data modeling, designing solutions that enable highly available, scalable, & reliable customer experiences.
• Utilizes their deep knowledge of operations engineering, connected services, and information technology plus their knowledge of industry best practices to innovate and influence operational approaches and solutions.
• Defines and implements standards using best practices for multi data center setup, backup and recovery, information security.
• Participates in system performance evaluations
• Evaluates and recommends improvements, products and tools for
• Works shoulder to shoulder with some of the best Operations, Development and Test Engineers to improve their understanding of NoSQL databases, configuring the database for optimum performance and stability.
• Effectively multi-tasks and works on significant assignments that are broad in scope and complexity, may cross several functional and organizational boundaries, and cover a wide range of issues
• Develops and maintains automated, zero-downtime deployment capability in an always-on SaaS environment and implements repeatable and maintainable process/procedures
• Develops and maintains monitoring solutions to aid in the rapid notification and resolution of incidents
• Drives improvement within and across teams


• BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent experience
• 6+ years experience as a Operations/ Customer support roles
• 2+ years engineering transactional NoSQL (Cassandra) databases in a SaaS Environment

Successful candidate will have experience with:

• Engineering, setting up, administering NoSQL (Cassandra) Databases
• Building highly scalable application deployment architecture in AWS EC2
• AWS Security and Cost Management
• Respond to incidents to diagnose and restore service for APD's SaaS offerings
• Design & configure monitoring with meaningful and actionable alerts
• Develop living playbooks to improve repeatability and reduce incidents through automation
• Develop real-time application dashboards showing overall system health
• Reporting on applications performance, availability, reliability, etc.
• Facilitate the creation of the Operational readiness documents
• Technical design and implementation plans for application disaster recovery, migration, roll-back plans, expansion, routine deployments, and system upgrades
• Implement process improvements and enhanced operational efficiencies
• Experience with RedHat Linux, Apache, JBoss, Tomcat, Oracle, AWS Stack
• Experience with Monitoring using: Splunk, dynaTrace, NewRelic, Keynote, SiteScope, Spectrum, Cacti
• Experience with Deployment Automation using: Chef, Jenkins, Nexus, Git, Perforce, Maven, Docker, Ruby
• Track record of strong technical acumen, courage for rapid decision-making, and bias for action
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to effectively present information to varied technical audiences.

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