The Collinson Group
London (Greater)
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Collinson Group is looking for a Senior MySQL DBA to join the team based in its London office in the City.

The ideal candidate will have experience of implement MySQL database best practice and will be looked upon to be a potential future leader in the team.

This role is focused on work as a product MySQL DBA working on a mixture of project work and BAU activity.

We are currently implementing lots of new servers and technology including NoSQL, CouchDB, Couchbase and Mongo – so anyone with an interest in this area will be at an advantage.

Key Responsibilities:

Database Management

·Responsible for all aspects of the databases and being highly focused on maintaining performance, integrity, replication, upgrades, migration and security across the Production databases environment

  • To be responsible for monitoring database activity and ensuring that index statistics, database growth/storage, replication, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are in place and functioning correctly.
·Monitor and manage the environment ensuring high availability is maintained at all times

·Ensure that any issues related to HA/DR processes (Clustering, database mirroring, log shipping and transactional replication) are investigated and resolved

·Assist Development and other teams with database design/code reviews, database backups/restores and other activities

·Investigate and resolve database performance issues

·Liaise with external vendors in the planning, implementation and support of 3rd party software solutions

Team Working and Leadership

  • Be an active member of the Database team to contribute to team dynamics, ways of working and assisting with improvement opportunities
  • Lead from the front by delivering best practice solutions and assisting with technical development of fellow team members.
  • Work as part of the DBA community within the Group to align deliverables, solutions and operations
Knowledge, skills & experience required:

    In-depth experience of the following technologies:-
    MySQL 5.1 – 5.6MySQL database procedures/triggersMS SQL ServerReplication / High Availability3rd party or open source ETL and BI toolsLinux/Unix scriptingNoSQL/Couch DB/Couchbase/Mongo DB technologies (Desirable)SQL Server 2008 R2 (2012 desirable) including T-SQL, SSIS, SSRS and SSAS (Desirable)
Strong Object Oriented software analysis and design methodology experience together with strong data modelling knowledge·Experience of working in a virtualized environment

·In-depth knowledge of Performance tuning, Failover Clustering, Log shipping, Database Mirroring and Transactional Replication

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