We are seeking several DBA's to work on our world class team. Please review the job description below and if you have an interest, please send your resume directly to tfiss@paypal.com.

Senior Database Engineer
PayPal, Inc.
San Jose, CA

The Database Engineer is a senior level engineer responsible for the design of logical and physical database models. The candidate will support development efforts for one or multiple diverse types of large database systems. Perform requirements analysis, data modeling, and database engineering functions for relational database system(s). The candidate needs to have in-depth knowledge of database technologies with software applications.

This position requires experience with full life-cycle database development including developing DDL, implementing databases, tuning databases and related software applications, testing, configuration management of database objects, implementing database changes, and providing operational support to databases. In this position, the candidate must be able to identify and resolve problems in databases with a minimum of guidance and direction, and be familiar with software development methods.

Work with Architects to develop logical schemas of existing or new databases.
Participate in formulating and implementing database architecture, database standards, database policies, etc.
Interact with the developers, and technical departments to promote information sharing.
Improve data management and access through the use of existing and new methods, tools, and technologies.
Mentor application team members in best practices and use of new DBMS features.
Assist application team members with applying standards and resolving integration issues.
Assist application team members in prototyping and optimizing queries.
Assist application team members in designing the database storage structures.
Following standards, write, maintain and document scripts needed in support of applications.
Identify application performance bottlenecks and recommend resolution

Job Requirements:
(Knowledge, skills, abilities, experience required to perform job)

• 5+ years Database Administration experience with strong OLTP, VLDB, and dot-com skills required.
• Proven troubleshooting skills and expert level understanding of database internals.
• Strong Unix skills required, preferably Solaris and Linux flavors. Proven experience with command-line database tools (SQL*Plus, PL/SQL) and UNIX development environments (Perl, CVS) required.
• Working expertise with at least one scripting language (Perl, Bourne shell, etc.).
Strong Database and SQL tuning skills with hands-on experience in large, very busy environment.
• Flexible, adaptable, and able to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly to peers and management
• Good data modeling experience for relational database.
• Explains technical constraints in terms that business and PM’s can understand.
• Good knowledge of PL/SQL, and assisting developers with writing and tuning database code.
Interpersonal Competencies:
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to thrive in a team-oriented, fast-changing environment
• Effective multi-tasking
• Strong negotiation skills
• Works well with business representatives and PM’s
• Experience in making good decisions with limited information
Leadership Competencies:
• Ability to take and manage risk.
• Ability to prioritize individual and team tasks and projects so that all deadlines are consistently met.
• Can lead cross-functional discussions and project reviews.
• Participate as an active team member, lead by example.
• Work independently and without supervision or follow-up.
• Able to multi-task (work on multiple deliverables at once)
• Demonstrates an attitude of joint accountability for all aspects of projects, whether or not directly assigned responsibilities of a project
• Demonstrates respect, responsiveness and professionalism toward others while providing superior service for customers
• Strive for excellence

If you have an interest, please send your resume directly to tfiss@paypal.com.