MongoDB Database Administrator

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MongoDB Database Administrator

Vail Systems is seeking a Database Administrator familiar with managing Mongo databases and code that interacts with them. As a MongoDB Database Administrator, you will be expected to resolve any inefficient queries that appear in the Mongo logs and initiate updates to the latest Mongo version. You would also be responsible for performing data transfers between Mongo and SQL databases. You may also spend some time managing Postgres databases. This is a team-oriented role where you will collaborate with other highly technical engineering staff to accomplish project tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a strong computer science background to successfully run ad hoc queries that follow a specific set of requirements as requested by software developers. The candidate will have knowledge of data structures, networking, algorithms, programming, parallelization, systems architecture, MongoDB aggregation pipeline, MongoDB replica set configuration, and document-based storage. Additionally, the candidate will be a problem-solver, communicative, and detail-oriented.

What you’ll do:

  • Solve all search query issues
  • Identify slow running queries by checking logs and initiate appropriate resolutions to improve performance
  • Archive telephony call data that is set out by predetermined parameters and schedules.
  • Search for queries that are marked by collection or index scans and compact collections
  • Perform MongoDB replica set health check proactively, monitor database load and performance, participate in a 24/7 on-call support rotation
  • Work with project and technical managers for project planning, predict storage growth, perform database version upgrade and storage expansion.
  • Export data out to be loaded into our data warehouse. Improve ETL processes that interact with Microsoft SQL servers. Write scripts and schedule jobs
  • Manage a small number of Postgres and MySQL databases

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, or another related field
  • 2+ years of experience as a Database Administrator
  • Proficiency administering PostgreSQL and MySQL databases
  • Linux shell scripting skills and experience with large-scale Linux environments
  • Experience working with software engineers in a highly technical environment
  • Experience with JavaScript
  • Knowledge of 1+ compiled programming language (e.g. C++, Scala, Java, etc.)
  • Knowledge of 1+ scripting programming language (e.g. Python, T-SQL, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Jira
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of Gitlab
  • MongoDB Professional Certification

About Us

The human voice is capable of conveying nuances and meaning that just can’t be expressed through clicks and text messages. And for that reason, voice interactions have always had a special power to shape your perception and experiences. At Vail, we believe in the unique power of voice interactions to create more expressive, more intimate, and more efficient interpersonal interactions. Our experts work with Fortune 500 companies to help them serve their customers more efficiently and effectively through the use of various voice technologies. From basic network services, to state-of-the-art IP telephony, to cutting edge real-time analytics, Vail technology makes millions of voice interactions better every day.

Organizational Culture

At Vail Systems we strive to cultivate a supportive culture of continuous learning where employees are encouraged to achieve both personal and team goals by providing innovative telephony solutions that enhance customer contact center experiences.  We entrust our employees to work autonomously and also encourage contribution to the decision-making process in a highly collaborative environment where open communication is fostered amongst teams.  Product development is centered around the end user to ensure Vail’s products are efficient, productive and add value for our clients. 


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We are located on the Chicago River, next to Ogilvie and Union Station for easy commuting and there are hundreds of restaurants to choose from.

What are Vail Systems, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
We partner with the Seneca Foundation and Chicago Public Schools to educate Black and Latinx recent Chicagoland high school graduates with paid software development training opportunities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
We provide training to all employees who participate in our interview process on unconscious biases and interview best practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Access to an EAP
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker and 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Vail Systems sponsors a summer softball league and triathlon team.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee Referral Bonuses. Gym Memberships. Collaborative Work Space. Competitive Pay.

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