Senior Emerging Database Advisor

Date Opened: Jun 13, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

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Job Description

The successful candidate will operate within the global management model with responsibility to:

• Primarily responsible for NoSQL space (MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis platforms)

• Liaise and support relevant application groups for database related issues / queries

• Lead major project efforts to determine technical scope and execution plan that align with the requirements of the project

• Lead incident reviews, troubleshoot database issues, and perform health checks / quality reviews

• Perform ongoing performance analysis, tuning and optimization

• Automate redundant / recurring database tasks

• Provide mentoring to other DBAs and act as escalation

• Support initiatives within Arity and CompoZed labs


The successful candidate should have strong communication skills with a proven track record in driving quality, process improvement and technical strategic decisions within the NoSQL DBA environment.

Job Description

Job Qualifications

Essential Criteria:


• Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a DBA

• 5+ years in database management, testing, scripting, or configuration

• College degree or equivalent work experience

• High degree of knowledge within the Cassandra and MongoDB platforms

• Familiarity with Cloud providers (particularly AWS) and open source software


The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate a high degree of competence in

• Leadership

• Communication

• Planning & Organization

• Managing risks & issues

• Stakeholder Management (including negotiating with Senior Leadership)

• Ability to learn new technologies


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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