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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 & administering  MongoDB databases. The candidate provides counsel & advice to top management on significant Database Administration


  • Analyzes, designs, creates & implements complex databases including access methods, device allocations, validation checks, organization & security.
  • Interprets internal or external issues & recommends solutions & best practices.
  • Designs complex data models, logical & physical databases, data dictionaries & schemas.
  • Liaises with database & infrastructure vendors & external technical support on issues such as software upgrades, problems & potential solutions.
  • Reviews systems under development & related documentation.
  • May participate in vendor selection & relationship management.
  • Leads projects, monitoring project schedules & costs.
  • Focuses on providing thought leadership & technical expertise across multiple disciplines.
  • Recognized internally as the go-to person for the most complex Database Administration assignments.
  • Infrastructure engineering, design & deploy of Mongo DB database projects.
  • Design & implement sharding & indexing strategies for MongoDB.
  • Advise MongoDB HA strategies, including replica sets & sharding
  • Advise with MongoDB scaling
  • Design, implement & manage the security of MongoDB databases.
  • Responsible for Mongo backups & restores
  • Implement & maintain MongoDB Cloud Manager & 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 & recommend NoSQL solutions (existing & emerging) with match for best use cases.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of database DesignArchitecture & 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 & reactive)
  • Hands on experience with building & maintaining MongoDB replica sets
  • Hands on experience with building & maintaining MongoDB sharded environment
  • Experience in automating database administration tasks.
  • Experience in networking concepts, Linux, & general system administration skills.
  • Author & execute ansible playbooks for infrastructure automation & configuration.
  • AWS cloud based skill set including EC2, RDS, DocumentDB, & Terraform

Nice to haves

  • Postgres
  • Java coding


Bachelor or Master Degree in computer science or equivalent experience.


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