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Principal, DBA Data Engineer

Capital One

Vienna, VA
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Company Capital One

Job Title: Principal, DBA Data Engineer

JobID: capitalone2-R20937

Location: Vienna, VA, 22180, USA

Description: Towers Crescent (12066), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

Principal, DBA Data Engineer

You'll be responsible for performing critical functions including administration of procedures and practices regarding data access and upkeep for a specific database technology. This includes working with agile delivery teams to determine changes needed to both the database and models, and then implementing those changes. Our DBA's support ongoing initiative efforts and day-to-day support activities for the department.

You will lead the technical design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform application systems, and will have the opportunity to remain in a hands-on engineering role, leverage your engineering skills to build cool stuff, while also providing functional and technical leadership, and mentoring engineers on complex and high priority technology projects.


- Create and manage Redshift clusters

- Creating and enforcing database standards and best practices

- Strong knowledge of design and development of data models

- Troubleshooting performance issues and suggestions for optimization

- Collaboration with other Engineering teams and DevOps to deliver large scale, distributed services in the cloud

- Mentoring other engineers in Redshift and database best practices

- Perform schema changes

- Perform and managing migrations

- Create and manage Redshift clusters

- Documenting and practicing failovers and DR plans

- Automation of recurring DBA tasks

- Strong knowledge of shell scripting or Python

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor’s Degree or Military Experience

- At least 3 years of DBA / data engineering experience with deep understanding of AWS - At least 2 years of experience with Redshift, AWS RDS and PostgreSQL

- At least 3 years of experience with database administration and or designing distributed, big data systems

- At least 3 years of experience with large-scale data analytics and data warehousing

Preferred Qualifications

- Master's Degree

- 3+ years’ experience of data structures and algorithms

- 3+ years’ experience of distributed systems concepts and principles

- 3+ years’ experience of database performance and optimization

- 3+ years’ experience debugging, diagnosing, and troubleshooting production software

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

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