Cloud Database Administrator (Python, AWS)

  • Full Time
  • Halifax


This is a fantastic opportunity to become a Member of our CGI-Halifax team providing leading information technology services to our clients.

We are seeking a skilled Cloud Database Administrator with a minimum 6 years experience, to join our team and oversee the management and optimization of our cloud-based database systems.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of database concepts, extensive experience with AWS, and proficiency in Python for REST API development.
As a Cloud Database Administrator, you will be responsible for ensuring the reliability, security, and performance of the database systems, as well as implementing data protection and disaster recovery strategies.

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Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life.

That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value.

You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team-one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Your future duties and responsibilities

• Architect, deploy, and optimize cloud-based database systems on AWS.
• Implement and maintain database backup and recovery processes using industry-standard methods and tools.
• Monitor database performance and troubleshoot issues to ensure optimal performance and availability.
• Develop and implement disaster recovery strategies and tools to minimize downtime and data loss.
• Implement data protection measures to safeguard sensitive information and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
• Stay updated on emerging database technologies and best practices to continually improve database operations.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate data virtualization technologies and support data-driven initiatives.
• Develop Python-based REST APIs to facilitate seamless integration and automation of database operations.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role

• Proficiency in Python for REST API development, with strong core Python skills.
• Hands-on experience with AWS services, particularly database services such as RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, etc.
• Proven experience as a Database Administrator, preferably in a cloud environment.

• Knowledge of Database concepts
o Architecture, storage option, optimizing storage
o Managed services, advantages, disadvantages

• Knowledge of database operations
o Backup, Methods and Tools
o Monitoring

• Knowledge of data recovery
o DR Strategies
o DR Tools
o Pros and Cons of different approaches

• Knowledge of Data Protection
• Knowledge of Data Virtualization technologies
o Conceptual
o Architecture

• Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

• AWS certification (e.g., AWS Certified Database – Specialty).
• Experience with data virtualization technologies and architectures.
• Knowledge of other programming languages (e.g., Java, JavaScript) for backend development.
• Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.