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Robert Half Database Reliability Engineer in FENTON, Missouri


Robert Half has an opening for a Database Reliability Engineer for an exciting opportunity in the Fenton, Missouri area! This role will be responsible for keeping database systems and services running smoothly 24/7/365. This resource utilizes a blend of database engineering, administration and software development to apply sound engineering principles, operational discipline, and automation to the data systems at our client.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Help define and execute a comprehensive data reliability and observability strategy. Function as the primary support specialist for data pipelines, databases, deployments, CI/CD, high availability, access & privileges, data warehouses, storage & archival.

  • Precise expertise in data performance tuning, optimization and recommendations on best practices. Supports deliverables through modelling data, writing & optimizing queries, analyzing logs & access patterns, security & compliance, managing replication topologies, alerts, and monitoring.

  • Works to resolve service interruption's and participates in root cause analysis post event. Maintains ability to quickly identify trends and issues, recommends possible solutions.

  • Automates incident resolutions to increase data reliability over time. Bring together technical, procedural, and financial data to reduce toil and increase data efficiency.

  • Interacts with all personnel levels including senior business leaders. Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups, both in person and virtually, in a constructive and collaborative manner and build and maintain effective relationships. Coach peers on data reliability practices.



· Bachelor’s Degree in technology related field or 2-3 years equivalent experience in supporting cloud data systems.

· Solid understanding/experience of cloud technology (AWS, GCP)

· Understanding of complex database systems and data pipelines (MSSQL, MySQL, Etc.)

· Ability to interpret data security requirements and apply them to data systems

· Proven track record of optimizing data systems (Query/Execution Plans)

· Experience managing technical systems using infrastructure as code tools (IAM, Terraform, Ansible)

· Ability to triage, execute root cause analysis, and be decisive under pressure

· Desire to reduce technical inefficiencies and a commitment to reducing toil

· Familiarity with SRE concepts is a plus including SLO’s, SLI’s and Burn Rates

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