Database Administrator - Linux, MySQL, Python Maidenhead

Lexis Nexis
£40,000 - £50,000
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Database Administrator - Nottingham We are looking to expand our team and bring on a passionate and talented Senior Database Administrator, someone with a passion for tech and who enjoys working with and mentoring intelligent, bright and motivated individuals in a collaborative environment. LexisNexis utilise a variety of database technologies across their various products and services, and this position is responsible for managing both data and databases across our physical and virtual server infrastructure. Currently in use are MySQL, ElasticSearch, Cassandra, HPCC and PostgreSQL. We are also taking steps towards using managed database services in AWS where they meet our needs. You will have the opportunity to become expert with some or all of these technologies, as you design, build, automate and support our systems, in collaboration with our Systems Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering and Architecture teams. LexisNexis works in the DevOps model, with multi-skilled teams of people being assembled to collaborate on a project from concept to delivery. Once familiar with systems and processes, you will be working in such teams to deliver new products or service platforms. Who you are: - Passionate about all things data related - Excellent problem solving and logical reasoning skills - Meticulous about the systems that you are responsible for - Excellent communication skills, and be confident in explaining complex concepts to others - Highly organised self-starter, who is willing and able to learn quickly - You will be able to effectively manage multiple simultaneous work stream - Have a 'can do' attitude, and a strong teamwork ethic - Willing to question the status quo when necessary Accountable for: - The confidentiality, availability and integrity of LexisNexis data across multiple systems and environments - The proper configuration of databases across multiple systems and environments - The timely resolution of any issues affecting the systems for which you are responsible Key Responsibilities and Tasks: - Designing, deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant - database systems - Manage confidentiality of LN and customer data, in line with LN policies and procedures - System monitoring and remediation in line with customer SLAs - Develop, maintain and document installation, configuration and maintenance procedures - Carry out regular system maintenance, patching and backups - Ensuring that best practices are applied as far as practically possible Key Skills and Experience: - Percona Server - Galera Clustering - MySQL Replication - Linux server administration - Python and Bash scripting - AWS - Cassandra - Elasticsearch Typical background: - High volume transactional database systems - Large data sets - MySQL certification advantageous - Linux system administration highly beneficial At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, we believe in the power of data and advanced analytics for better risk management. With over 40 years of expertise, we are the trusted data analytics provider for organizations seeking actionable insights to manage risks and improve results while upholding the highest standards for security and privacy. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, LexisNexis Risk Solutions serves customers in more than 100 countries and is part of FTS 100, RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. LexisNexis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.
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