Database Platform Student – 8 Month Winter Term
City : Waterloo
Category : Software & Systems
Industry : IT
Employer : BlackBerry
Worker Sub-Type:Student (Fixed Term)
Today, BlackBerry® is a transformed company. We’re no longer about the smartphone, what we once did for smartphones is what we’re now doing for Enterprise of Things (EoT) – envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in extraordinary new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-end solutions to enable EoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, neural networks and autonomous vehicles.
Today our software is trusted by the world’s most important organizations, including all of the G7, 16 of the G20, NATO, financial firms, healthcare providers and educational institutions. BlackBerry technology is further embedded in millions of ‘things.’ You can find BlackBerry in smart watches, medical devices, cars, trains, robots, smart meters, TV broadcast equipment, wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, pilot training simulators, mail-sorting machines and, of course, tablets and smartphones just to name a few.
As students of BlackBerry, you will play an important role in the success of our business. BlackBerry provides you the opportunity to be amazing! We offer a dynamic work environment where you are encouraged to achieve your highest potential. Each of our opportunities offers meaningful, hands-on experience working alongside industry experts.
The successful candidate, as part of the Database Platform Engineering team, will be working closely with a team of talented architects and engineers to deliver scalable, highly available, and cost efficient DB platform solutions integrated in BlackBerry services design in both the lab and production.
Location: Waterloo, ON
Length of Term: 8 Months
What you will do
Coordinate DB version compliance activities with the DBAs in the team, and apply the preparatory tasks
Support the lab prerequisite upgrades for certifying changes before applying in production
Collect the DB Options used in all Prod and Test environments for audit and license tracking purposes
Cross reference and track down the Deployed DBs with the OEM (DB management and monitoring tool) to ensure completeness of reporting
Coordinate and Support License Management process among the DB stakeholder teams
Prototype and test the multiple layers of Database platform in the lab, including the Hardware, Firmware, OS, DB server, HA and Data replication
Exercise deployment architectures, with varying scale, and document them for consistent use and efficient configuration management
Help Automate deployment procedures and platform templates to increase the maintenance and operational efficiency.
Who we are looking for
Currently enrolled in post secondary education in a related field
Basic knowledge of Unix and Windows systems
Strong reporting and data analysis
Basic DB administration skills
Good verbal and written communication
Understanding of Monitoring, configuration and asset management tools
Fluent in using MS-Office tools specially Excel Spreadsheets and PowerPoint
Collaborative and self-motivated attitude
Above and beyond
Knowledge of Oracle, MySQL/MariaDB, PostGreSQL or Cassandra
Life at BlackBerry
Various Snack & Beverage Programs at all locations
Cafeterias and vending machines with subsidized prices at major offices
Free parking and accessible public transportation at major offices
Skills training and professional development opportunities
Organization wide events and various social committees
Local discounts and free swag
Highly collaborative teams and supportive workplace culture
Recreational leagues, fitness classes, and wellness sessions available in most locations
See for yourself by checking out our Instagram @BlackBerryStudentLife
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Scheduled Weekly Hours:40