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Database Platform Student - 8 Month Winter Term



Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

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.

Position Summary

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

An Absolute Commitment to Equality

It is the policy of BlackBerry to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship, status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

BlackBerry strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the selection process. Should you require an accommodation, please contact to discuss your needs.

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