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Greenplum Engineer

Job Title:

Greenplum Engineer


Melford, MD


Information Technology


6+ months

Job Description:


Overview: The Role: Greenplum Engineer

The Big Data Engineering team designs and builds technologies that power all of our Big Data services. We are the foundation upon which Inovalon’s innovations are built, from high octane data analytics horsepower to insightful healthcare data solutions that will change the future. You seek a challenge, demand excellence of yourself, and harbor a fierce desire to produce infallible solutions.


  • Aligning with the product engineering teams to design Greenplum to ensure scalability and reliability
  • Design database topologies to support a high performance environment running in multiple data centers
  • Greenplum cluster job performance, capacity planning, connectivity and security
  • Work with other Infrastructure teams to design data backup and recovery
  • Design File system management and monitoring
  • Automation of manual tasks
  • Work with business intelligence teams to guarantee high data quality and availability
  • Define best practice for Dev and Ops teams to follow
  • Implement runbooks that address patching and version upgrades for Operations teams to follow
  • Point of contact for tier 3 escalation


Job Requirements:


  • Strong knowledge of RHEL 6.x and 7.x
  • Familiarity with open source configuration management and deployment tools such as Puppet/Ansible and shell scripting
  • 5+ years hands on experience with Greenplum performing engineering and/or operational tasks
  • Experience with other distributed database engines a plus
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS hardware is a plus
  • Experience working with application development teams using a Micro Services architecture preferred
  • Experience implementing other NoSQL database platforms
  • Experience engineering high performance implementing other database platforms
  • Detail-oriented
  • Time management skills
  • Display ability to continually improve through automation and new functionality
  • Strong written and verbal communication

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