Database Administrator (DBA - MySQL, Aurora, AWS RDS), 6+ years of exp

Blackline Safety - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Database Administrator (DBA - Calgary, Canada)

Blackline Safety is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of wirelessly connected safety products — we offer the broadest and most complete portfolio in the industry. We monitor personnel working alone in populated areas, indoors within complex facilities, and employees operating in the most remote reaches of our planet. Our products are used to keep people safe in the event of falls, missed check-ins, man-downs and exposure to explosive or toxic gas. Our products save lives. Our design, marketing, customer care, sales and production are all performed in-house at our headquarters in Ramsay, Calgary.

Our fast-growing company is currently hiring experienced Data Developer to help build the next generation of new analytics products our highly available, highly scalable safety monitoring platform built on the newest stack. This is a unique role where one must have very strong database development skills as a primary skill set but is equally strong in database architecture, db admin, and exposed to general cloud development including agile methods. This person will own the databases and be able to provide consultation on how to improve data architecture and how best to scale database infrastructure.

Our technologies are AWS RDS, MySql, RedShift, IoT, PowerBI, SSRS, RDS, Aurora, AWS DataLake, Matillion, Talend, Pentaho, and more. We use DDD, Emerging Patterns and anything else you want to try.

We are looking for someone:

· With serious desire to build great IoT & cloud software

· That takes ownership of the solution and deliver

· With a team mindset, highly collaborative and enjoys a fast-paced, team environment

· That enjoys learning new technologies, concepts and areas of business

· Capability and enthusiasm to learn new technologies

· That writes clean code in a testable, reliable and sustainable way

To be successful, you must have the following:

· 3 years or more of hands-on experience with MySql and AWS RDS

· 5 years or more of hands-on with database performance tuning (MySQL, Aurora & Redshift)

· Strong knowledge of AWS cloud and managed databases

· Data modeling skills including dimensional modeling

· Understanding of modern data frameworks

· Strong knowledge of scalable database development in a SaaS environment dealing with real-time streaming data

· Experience with building scalable data pipelines with ETL tools like: Matillion, Talend, Pentaho, etc

· A degree in computer science, software engineering or similar education

· Experience developing scalable web applications in a SaaS environment dealing with real-time streaming data, web portals, and analytics

· Knowledge of and enthusiasm for agile software development

Blackline Safety offers:

· A world-class team of senior developers and software professionals to act as mentors as you develop your professional skills

· A unique and fun place to work with flexible hours

· Interesting products to work on and an entrepreneurial environment

· Exposure to a wide variety of modern web technologies

· Supportive (yet challenging), collaborative work environment

· Competitive salary and vacation compensation

· Medical, dental and drug benefits

· Company savings plan with matching contributions

Join our team to build the future!

Blackline does not offer visa sponsorship


  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental care
  • Casual dress
  • Company events & social hours
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Flexible working hours

Reference ID: BLJMDBA01

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • building scalable data pipelines: 3 years (Preferred)
  • AWS RDS: 2 years (Preferred)
  • MySql Admin: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Data modeling: 5 years (Preferred)