Sr. Cloud Database Manager

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Job Title: Sr. Cloud Database Manager
Job Location: 100% Remote
Job Type: Contract (Through 6/30/2026)
Job Responsibilities:

  • Design cloud infrastructure to support a centralized HMS
  • Provide subject matter expertise in collaboration with the Centralization of HMS (CHMS) Project Team to design and establish the cloud environment
  • Perform configuration and optimization of the centralized IRIS instance
  • Provide data migration support
  • Collaborate with the CHMS Team to develop the data migration strategy
  • Implement Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) processes to migrate data into the centralized environment
  • Perform tuning and optimization of infrastructure supporting the HMS in a centralized cloud environment
  • Perform routine monitoring of database performance
  • Gather baseline metrics of the HMS performance in a distributed environment
  • In collaboration with the Team, develop performance metrics for a centralized instance of the HMS
  • Perform tuning and optimization of the centralized HMS database to achieve performance goals as directed by the Department.
  • Define and implement caching strategies to support performance goals
  • Collaborate with the Team to maintain a database with the intent of ensuring data integrity
  • Monitor database performance and integrity using tools to detect and resolve database corruptions or inconsistencies
  • Update and patch the IRIS database to fix known bugs and vulnerabilities that could compromise data integrity
  • Implement data redundancy techniques to prevent data loss in case of hardware failure
  • Tune database for optimal performance, contributing to integrity by reducing the likelihood of errors during high-load scenarios
  • Work closely with developers to ensure that database design and access patterns are optimized for data integrity
  • Collaborate with the CHMS Team to manage the creation of user accounts and maintain security levels
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of each user or user group to determine the level of access and permissions needed
  • Utilize the InterSystems IRIS management portal to create new accounts
  • Assign appropriate privileges and access levels to users based on their role and necessity, ensuring the principle of least privilege is followed
  • Review user access levels and adjust as necessary
  • Monitor database access and activities to detect any unauthorized or suspicious behavior

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 years of documented experience as a Database Manager managing and optimizing InterSystems IRIS and Cache databases, including experience with its advanced features for scalability, performance, and reliability.
  • 5 years of documented experience with cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, or Google Cloud. Experience must demonstrate knowledge of cloud database services, cloud storage solutions, and cloud migration strategies.
  • Documented extensive experience in multiple database migrations, preferably some experience moving databases to the cloud.
  • Documented experience in consolidating and centralizing databases, ideally in a large-scale environment. This includes planning, executing, and overseeing the centralization process.
  • Expertise in designing and implementing backup strategies and disaster recovery plans in a cloud environment.
  • Documented experience tuning database for performance by optimizing queries, indexing strategies, and server configurations.

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