Senior Database Engineer

Category: Technology
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Job ID: 14907
Posted Date: May 15, 2020

More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. While the landscape of our industry has changed dramatically, our culture of innovation and drive to make online trading accessible to everyone continues to drive us forward. We believe in challenging the status quo, fostering an environment of curiosity and learning, and, above all, putting our customers first.


In this role you will provide 24x7x365 operational, and related infrastructure and administration services for mission-critical databases in a fast-paced environment for brokerage, banking, and related financial and other business/enterprise applications. We are looking for a Senior Database Engineer with primary solid skills in supporting a large MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, and Redis environment.  You will report to the Database Engineering Manager within the Data Services Infrastructure group and will have strong team interaction with Data Services staff/peers, other engineering and operations group members within the IT organization, as well as with application and business development teams.



  • Provide database administration and support for mission critical MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, and Redis databases.
  • Provide operational and engineering support for high availability platforms like MSSQL Always-On, Oracle RAC, MySQL Replication, and Redis clustering.
  • Automate database administration/management process and have understanding of database security concepts (SOX compliance).
  • Strong team interaction with Data Services staff/peers, other engineering and operations group members within the IT organization, as well as with application and business development teams.


  • 8+ years strong MSSQL, Oracle, Redis, and MySQL Database Administration / Engineering experience in a large scale/challenging distributed environment.
  • 3+ years strong, proven performance tuning and system trouble-shooting skills at DB and system level.
  • 3+ years hands-on experience with MSSQL Always-ON, Log shipping, Replication, Oracle RAC, Golden Gate, MySQL Replication, Redis Clustering, Patching, Performance Tuning and Database Maintenance.
  • 3+ years strong Shell/Python/PowerShell scripting knowledge to automate different performance and monitoring tasks.
  • 3+ years ability to analyze information and draw conclusions on system performance and trends.
  • Willingness to work on-call DBA rotations in a 24×7 environment and expected to handle a mix of database management and engineering responsibilities.


  • Prior experience in a real-time transaction processing (preferably financial brokerage/banking and/or ecommerce) industry is highly desirable.
  • Cloud experience on desired database platform is a plus.


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field highly desirable.
  • MSSQL & Oracle Certifications and Training or equivalent experience is highly desirable.


We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit to learn more about the opportunities.

E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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