NoSQL Database Administrator

Location: CO - Boulder
Req Number: 133
Functional Group: Engineering - Software
Employment Duration: Full time



EchoStar OTT Services is looking for a highly motivated individual to guide a growing team in our efforts around Database technologies, both in terms of engineering the backend solutions and providing operational support. The successful candidate for our Staff Database Engineer will have at least 6 years of experience with one of a variety of traditional Database technologies such as Oracle and MySQL and an understanding of NoSQL data stores such as Cassandra, MongoDB, and CouchBase. The perfect candidate must demonstrate a careful balance of objectivity and expertise and the ability to communicate each effectively.

This position requires a mixture of architecture, engineering, and support. Qualified candidates should have highly developed troubleshooting and analytical skills.


  • Provide technical leadership to our OTT services team as we deploy and grow our consumer facing web services for the delivery of TV Everywhere, based on a combination of Hadoop, CouchBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, MySQL and Oracle.
  • Deploy and maintain scalable analytic solutions using open source SQL/NoSQL technologies.
  • Participate in the research, design and development of scaling strategies for our very large and growing data assets.
  • Drive Back-End Automation standards, Scalability Architecture solutions and Large Scale Open Source Data Processing for the organization.
  • Lead data strategy, design and architecture while providing input to the application development teams on how to utilize the capabilities of SQL/NoSQL Technologies.
  • Lead cross-functional team efforts to identify and eliminate performance bottlenecks and make performance-related recommendations (hardware/software/configuration).
  • Experiment with SQL/NoSQL deployments (Cassandra, CouchBase, MongoDB, MySQL, Sharding) to determine the best use cases of each.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computer Information Systems.
  • 6+ years of experience with NoSQL data stores (Cassandra, MongoDB)
  •  6+ years of experience with MySQL or Oracle databases
  •  5+ years performing capacity planning, performance analysis and development of data disaster recovery plans for large scale data systems
  • 5+ years of experience with all of the following:
    • data store deployments in both SAN and NAS environments
    • Oracle RAC
    • SQL and Linux
    • At least one scripting language – Shell, Perl, etc. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with building, maintaining and configuring databases in a virtual environment.
  • Well versed in complex performance tuning and benchmarking in both NoSQL, MySQL or Oracle platforms.
  • Expert skills required for the installation, configuration, and management of all types of data stores.
  • Experience with large-scale, distributed systems design and deployments with a strong understanding of scaling, performance and scheduling.
  • Demonstrated successes in projects requiring data replication technologies, server migration and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Expert understanding of ETL techniques and best practices to handle extremely large and complex volume of data
  • Able to communicate clearly with peers as well as management and provide technical leadership to more junior team members.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities.
  • The ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations and gather team consensus to move forward

About EchoStar:

EchoStar delivers innovative products and services that power global communication, commerce and entertainment. Through our market-leading Digital Broadcast Centers across North America, we operate one the world’s largest and most advanced digital broadcast networks, serving over 17 million end users every day. Our historical pioneering development of market solutions such as satellite spot-beam technology, end-to-end MPEG4 video delivery, placeshifting, whole home DVR sharing and VSAT data network management have consistently set new standards in the industry.

EchoStar provides a variety of benefits for all employees.  In addition to health and wellness benefits that support a new era in healthcare management, we provide unique benefits including Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Stock Purchase, Discounted rates on HughesNet and Dish Network services, Slingbox discounts and much more.

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EchoStar is an EEO employer (M/F/D/V)

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