NoSQL Database Administrator

timbre Digital is on the hunt for an experienced and driven NoSQL Database Administrator to join our growing Auckland CBD based team

the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the performance, availability and seucrity of clusters of NoSQL instances. They will also be responsible for orchestrating upgrades, backups and provisioning of database instances.

it is a challenging role within a rapidly expanding company with a great work ethos who value and develop their employees. we’re proud to be an extraordinary equal opportunity employer. not only do we welcome all candidates, but we promise the opportunity to learn, grow, develop skills, gain knowledge, practice your craft, expand your expertise, and be a part of an awesome team


about us

timbre Digital is a full-service technology agency, successful at creating strategic software solutions who:

  • are all about teamwork. we know the foundation of success is having an excellent team
  • are confident. we know what we bring to the table and we are not afraid of failure
  • have a great culture. status, rank and hierarchies are not what we’re about. we love our jobs, we like each other – and we have good time
  • resonates. timbre Digital resonates with its employees, because it is our employees who are creating and building timbre Digital


the detail

  • design, deploy and support high available and scalable distributed No SQL database for high volume transactions
  • maintain and develop data models, structures, and procedures to ensure the integrity of all database components
  • ensure performance, security, and availability of 24×7 mission critical databases
  • setup replication across multiple geographically stretched data centers
  • prepare crystal clear documentations and specifications including database design and coding standards
  • handle common database procedures, such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migration, deployments etc.
  • profile server resource usage, optimize and tweak as necessary
  • ensure change management process is followed
  • provide 24×7 support during on-call support rotation schedule
  • collaborate with other team members and business stakeholders


about your technical skills

  • 8+ years overall IT experience, with 2+ years’ experience on any of the following:
    • development using Java based technologies
    • System Administrator of Linux based servers or
    • Database Administrator of non-relational databases
  • commercial experience with scripting languages or programming frameworks
  • proficiency in database management duties.
  • up to date knowledge of de-facto standards and best practices
  • ability to plan resource requirements from high level specifications
  • proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as GIT, SVN etc
  • familiar with tools like Puppet, Ansible etc.
  • familiar with containers technologies
  • strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team
  • excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent education


nice to have

  • previous training or certifications
  • knowledge of *nix tuning


the timbre Digital employee is

  • a team player who realizes that the best teams are built by unique individuals sharing a common goal
  • ready for the opportunity to grow and excited to take the next step
  • isn’t looking for status, but rather to work in a great atmosphere with like-minded colleagues
  • someone who adds to the company culture
  • all about taking ownership, when stuff goes right we take a bow, but if something isn’t so great, we own and we fix it
  • authentic. be yourself. be you!


 the timbre Digital personality

  • works with you. is a real team player. listening, sharing and making time to help without hesitation or ego
  • fearless. takes smart risks, is not afraid of failure or speaking its mind
  • intelligent. eager to learn new things and think creatively to find simple solutions to complex problems. understands the market, its customers and clients
  • believes in itself. knows what it brings to the table. believes in our team. respects and trusts their abilities


 timbre Digital offers the following to its employees

  • a company culture that treats everyone equally
  • the opportunity for growth and additional learning
  • a tight knit team without many management layers
  • for every employee to be equal and have their voice heard
  • health and wellness benefits that help you to always feel your best
  • an exciting and different kind of work
  • fun team outings and great in-office energy
  • a home in our awesome space with views over the Waitemata Harbour
  • an incredible discretionary paid sabbatical program


please note that you must be eligible to work and live in New Zealand to apply for this role


if you’re reading this and thinking ‘that’s me in a nutshell’ then please apply below

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