MongoDB Database Administrator

Sailthru is looking for a skilled MongoDB Database Administrator to join our team. As a part of the Database Engineering Team, the candidate is responsible for infrastructure engineering and administering  MongoDB databases. The candidate provides counsel and advice to top management on significant Database Administration


  • Analyzes, designs, creates and implements complex databases including access methods, device allocations, validation checks, organization and security.
  • Interprets internal or external issues and recommends solutions and best practices.
  • Designs complex data models, logical and physical databases, data dictionaries and schemas.
  • Liaises with database and infrastructure vendors and external technical support on issues such as software upgrades, problems and potential solutions.
  • Reviews systems under development and related documentation.
  • May participate in vendor selection and relationship management.
  • Leads projects, monitoring project schedules and costs.
  • Focuses on providing thought leadership and technical expertise across multiple disciplines.
  • Recognized internally as the go-to person for the most complex Database Administration assignments.
  • Infrastructure engineering, design and deploy of Mongo DB database projects.
  • Design and implement sharding and indexing strategies for MongoDB.
  • Advise MongoDB HA strategies, including replica sets and sharding
  • Advise with MongoDB scaling
  • Design, implement and manage the security of MongoDB databases.
  • Responsible for Mongo backups and restores
  • Implement and maintain MongoDB Cloud Manager and Cloud Backup
  • Solve difficult technical challenges
  • Administer MongoDB to achieve close to 100% availability
  • Collaborate with other teams to solve technical issues
  • Research, test, evaluate and recommend NoSQL solutions (existing and emerging) with match for best use cases.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of database DesignArchitecture and setup.
  • Provide training to members of the infrastructure teams on MongoDB.


  • 10+ years overall technical experience
  • 5 years of experience in MongoDB Database administration
  • 5 years of experiences in Linux environment in a database administrator role
  • 5 years of experience in shell scripting
  • 3 years of experience in python coding
  • Hands on experience with solving MongoDB performance issues
  • Hands on experience with database monitoring (proactive and reactive)
  • Hands on experience with building and maintaining MongoDB replica sets
  • Hands on experience with building and maintaining MongoDB sharded environment
  • Experience in automating database administration tasks.
  • Experience in networking concepts, Linux, and general system administration skills.
  • Author and execute ansible playbooks for infrastructure automation and configuration.
  • AWS cloud based skill set including EC2, RDS, DocumentDB, and Terraform

Nice to haves

  • Postgres
  • Java coding


Bachelor or Master Degree in computer science or equivalent experience.



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