MySQL DBA - Manchester

Manchester, Manchester
05 Apr 2018
03 May 2018
IT, Programming
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: MySQL DBA
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent

Client is an award-winning design and software development agency based in Manchester that specialises in building end-to-end gambling platforms and crafting user focused multi-channel websites and mobile apps.
One of our platforms is based on MySQL and we’re looking for a MySQL DBA to join the team to help develop the database aspects of the platform.

Your responsibilities:
As a DBA working on the platform you will be working with the Senior DBA on everything relating to all databases whether this is infrastructure, performance optimization, monitoring live databases or working with the team of development of new features.
You will be working closely with the development team, ensuring their schema changes and queries are optimised appropriate.
You will also be supporting the system when it goes live so you will be required to understand all elements of the platform, not just the databases.
What we expect
We are looking for someone who has experience working in a 24x7, high traffic environment.
Your position
You will sit within the new team reporting to the Senior DBA

Who we're looking for...
At least 3 years experience as a DBA with at least 1 focused on MySQL or variation of, e.g. Percona XtraDB Cluster
Experience in a 24x7, high traffic OLTP environment
Any experience working on scaling MySQL beyond simple replication is a big bonus
Experience with some level of database performance monitoring and analysis
Good understanding of RDBMS systems with an emphasis on MySQL
Experience in handling database performance optimization via query or db optimization
Good knowledge of Linux, preferably CentOS or similar flavour
Any experience with administering NoSQL databases is beneficial
Experience working in an Agile environment
Experience in the gaming industry is a significant advantage
An excellent communicator, both verbal and written
Hardworking and willing to go above and beyond learning new skills
Love working as part of a team and collaborating with others
An interest in troubleshooting and problem solving

DBA, MySQL, high traffic OLTP environment

If you have further inquiries about this role, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at: 02033-71-7671