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Sr. Database Engineer – In-memory DB MemSQL, Mongo DB, Casandra


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 1, 2020.

What is the opportunity?


The Sr. Database Engineer will be responsible for providing expertise and oversight in building and maintaining highly efficient next generation Data Management solutions portfolio. 

What will you do?


You will be required to collaborate with multiple project/program stakeholders, including the Business Units, Project Managers, Solution Architects, Business Systems Analysts, Development, Quality Assurance, IT infrastructure teams and third party vendors.


  • Provide thought leadership and be responsible for the highly efficient Database design & solutions supporting container application to ensure alignment with programs needs of reusability and simplified integration in to Wealth Management systems and alignment with reference architecture direction.
  • Provide technical direction, anticipate/obtain resolution of issues & implement solutions for the integration of DMI projects into Wealth Management’s & RBC’s infrastructure environment
  • Ensure smooth implementation of system changes to mitigate impact to business unit daily activities and clients utilizing T&O best practices for release, build, configuration and environment management
  • Defines/Supports application SLAs from Database solutions perspective
  • Provides work estimates using fact/metrics based model with supporting assumptions
  • Anticipates and quantifies tactical, operational and strategic risks applying risk-based approach to forecasting
  • Resolves complex issues and conflicts (including architectural direction vs project constraints); escalates to executive level where required
  • Provide leadership and oversight to small technical team


The ideal candidate will have a sharp business mind, understand user needs and align them with the products that are being created. Ultimately, you are motivated by the desire to optimize productivity and nurture program success from inception to completion.


What do you need to succeed? 


  • 5+ years of proven working experience in distributed in-memory DB (MemSQL, Mongo DB, Casandra etc.) or other massive parallel processing (MPP) DB. And proven expertise working with enterprise grade Database systems such as SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle 
  • Highly proficient with recent experience in query profiling, query optimization, performance monitoring, tuning on in-memory DB and relational database, and solid understanding of database concepts (CAP Theorem, Active-Active Architecture).
  • Hands-on experience with data modelling including logical and physical database design
  • Strong technical knowledge of database architecture, distributed data storage and management principles, with experience using related technologies
  • Recent experience working with Microservices (Docker), Container Orchestrator (Kubernetes), Continuous Integration Tools (Jenkins, UCD), Configuration Management platforms (Ansible, Puppet)
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience developing Java based solutions and environment configuration on Linux/AIX based systems. And experience in development management process best practices, working in a fast-paced Agile environment

Nice to have:

  • Working knowledge of Clustering for sharing storage and replication/availability/monitoring solutions for databases. Familiarity with any Cloud Technologies is an added advantage
  • Integration of different data sources, like Big Data systems and relational databases
  • Ability to architect and implement end-to-end container management
  • Very good understanding of Networking concepts and related infrastructure components


What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.


  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact 
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team 
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities 
  • Opportunities to building close relationships with clients
  • Access to a variety of job opportunities across business and geographies


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About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit


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RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.


City:  Toronto
Address:  330 Front St West
Work Hours/Week:  37.5
Work Environment:  Office
Employment Type:  Permanent
Career Level:  Experienced Hire/Professional
Pay Type:  Salary + Variable Bonus
Required Travel(%):  0
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  N/A
People Manager:  No
Application Deadline:  06/30/2020
Req ID:  242596

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