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Hiring kit: MongoDB administrator

Originally Published:
Sep 2017

Open source database program MongoDB has become a hot technology, and MongoDB administrators are in high demand. This hiring kit includes a job description, sample interview questions, and a basic want ad to help you identify the best candidates for the job.

From the hiring kit:

Introduction
With the growing importance of big data for businesses, the need for database programs that are adaptable and scalable have become a priority. Enter MongoDB, an open source database program that can accommodate a variety of programming languages. Because of its ease of use and affordability (the program itself is free, but commercial support and consulting are available), MongoDB has become a hot technology.

Job description
The MongoDB administrator will help manage, maintain, and troubleshoot the company databases housed in MongoDB. They will create the scripts to automate routine tasks and establish backup protocols to ensure the reliability and safety of data sets. In addition, the administrator will work with the development team to create security protocols, making data integrity one of the highest priorities.

The administrator will need to have excellent communication skills to help translate requests and shepherd through the large volume of data queries, as well as being a creative problem-solver, a motivated self-starter, and a team player. They also need to be dedicated to efficient, inventive use of MongoDB and be enthusiastic about new technologies and iterations of MongoDB.

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