Senior MYSQL DBA - Start-up - Gaming / Gambling / Betting

Key Talent Personnel Limited
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior MYSQL DBA - Start-up - Gaming / Gambling / Betting As the senior DBA working on the platform you will be responsible for everything relating to 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 responsible for design and implementation of our new database infrastructure for development and production. Including High Availability and Disaster Recovery requirements are met. You will be working with an external partner to ensure the databases can scale to match our expected needs and beyond. You will be responsible for ensuring the optimal performance whether this is via query optimisation, database tuning or scaling out. You will be supporting the system when it goes live so you will be required to understand all elements of the platform, not just the databases. Senior MYSQL DBA - What we expect We are looking for someone who has experience working in a 24x7, high traffic environment. As you will be the senior DBA you will need to be a self-starter and have experience of all aspects of being a DBA. Senior MYSQL DBA - Your position You will sit within the team reporting to the Technical Director. Senior MYSQL DBA - Who we're looking for. - At least 5 years experience as a DBA with at least 3 focused on MySQL or variation of, e.g. Percona XtraDB - Experience in a 24x7, high traffic OLTP environment - Demonstrable experience working on scaling MySQL beyond simple replication - Thorough understanding of database performance monitoring and analysis tools e.g. PMM - Thorough understanding of RDBMS system and architecture with emphasis on MySQL - Strong Experience in database disaster recovery planning and recovery - Implementing database upgrades and security patches while minimising downtime and automating where possible - Demonstrated ability to solve complex database administration problems - 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 Senior MYSQL DBA - What our client offers. - Competitive salary - Employee of the month - Referral bonus - 25 days holiday a year in addition to bank holidays - Flexi-time - Company Pension Scheme - Childcare Voucher Scheme - Health cash plan - Brand new state of the art office space with a cosy breakout area and Wii U and PS4 consoles - In house canteen with seating area, pool & table tennis tables - Regular social events - Monthly team lunches
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