Database Platform Engineer

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Jul 10, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200077805

The people here at Apple don't just build products - we craft the kind of wonder that's revolutionised entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that supports the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it

Would you like to be a part of one of the world's fastest growing data warehouses for the world's largest company? Does the prospect of being challenged with complex database design and optimization problems excite you?

The Global Business Intelligence (GBI) team within Apple's IS&T organization has a very large Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to support analytical and reporting needs of hundreds of global Apple users. This is a phenomenal opportunity for a smart, experienced and results-oriented data-warehousing Architect to work on our EDW platform to provide a scalable, high-performance and active data-warehousing platform. You are self-driven, highly motivated, innovative, have a good work ethic and have a consistent track record of designing and leading large, complex data warehouses.

The position will involve close interaction with development, Functional, database administrators and support teams. This person will review database designs to ensure that they are optimized for performance and scalability, and work with DBAs to monitor the health of the database and jointly engineer configuration changes to handle the workload efficiently. This role provides second-level support to ensure that production issues pertaining to performance and stability are immediately resolved

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years' experience in databases like Teradata, Druid, Vertica and Oracle
  • Experience in building and running Database Data Warehouses
  • Good understanding of EDW Design principles and methodologies
  • 5 Years' Experience in Performance Tuning and Architecture across multiple projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • 2 years' Experience in open source tool like Kafka and Casandra
  • Knowledge of Hadoop and Spark is plus
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Demonstrated experience of collaboration in fast paced environment
  • Dedicated results-oriented attitude
  • Programming skills in Unix Shell and Java
  • Knowledge of BI tools like Business Objects, Tableau
  • You truly love connecting with customers and helping them understand technology on a human level
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment
  • High level of ethics, values, integrity, and trust
  • Solid work ethic with a flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Passionate about details


Participation in Physical Model reviews with the development teams to provide inputs on improving performance

Design & implement all POC's by clearly understanding the objectives

Continuous analysis of the database environment to capitalize on system-wide tuning opportunities

Provide recommendations for tuning

Act as an inspiring leader and conduct brown bag lunch sessions for development teams to create awareness regarding the value proposition of new and upcoming features

Performance optimization of resource intensive ETL and individual user queries

Data Warehouse Expansion planning and Software upgrades

New Features testing and adoption

Analysis of user-created trouble tickets related to database performance

Workload Management analysis and improvement to meet response-time SLA's as well as optimize resource consumption

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science

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