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MySQL DBA - London

Company: The Workshop Technologies Ltd
Job type: full-time
Category: Information Technology and Services

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Job description

At The Workshop, our ambition is to bring play to the largest number of people worldwide. So we craft simple, bite-size games that make people smile. For you, that means the chance to re-invent and re-imagine the world of online gaming. The freedom to think big. And the technology to make brainwaves happen. You'll be trusted to make intelligent decisions, without getting bogged down by process. It's a culture where forward thinkers like you can be fearless.

Your Mission

We are looking for an experienced MySQL Database Administrator to join our expanding IT Operations team. The successful candidate will be part of a large multi-international organization working with an array of database platforms and applications. They will be responsible for ensuring the performance, availability, and security of clusters of MySQL instances. They will also be responsible for orchestrating upgrades, backups, and provisioning of database instances. It is a challenging role within a rapidly expanding company with a great work ethos who value and develop their employees

What you'll do- Provision MySQL instances, both in clustered and non-clustered configurations
- Ensure performance, security, and availability of 24x7 mission critical databases
- Setup replication across multiple geographically stretched data centers
- Prepare documentations and specifications including database design and coding standards
- Handle common database procedures, such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migration, etc.
- Profile server resource usage, optimize and tweak as necessary
- Development and the maintaining database objects
- Ensure Change management process is followed
- Provide 24x7 support during on-call support rotation schedule
- Collaborate with other team members and business stakeholders

What you'll bring- 8 years overall IT experience, with 4 years on MySQL
- Strong proficiency in MySQL database management.
- Solid experience with recent versions of MySQL 5.6 and above
- Understanding of MySQL's underlying storage engines, such as InnoDB and MyISAM
- Experience with replication configuration in MySQL
- Knowledge of de-facto standards and best practices in MySQL
- Proficient in writing and optimizing SQL statements
- Ability to plan resource requirements from high level specifications
- Familiarity with other SQL/NoSQL databases such as Elastic search, Cassandra etc.
- Knowledge of limitations in MySQL and their workarounds in contrast to other popular RDBMS
- Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git, SVN etc.
- Familiar with tools like Puppet, Ansible, Chef etc.
- Knowledge of.nix tuning would be helpful
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team
- Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
- MySQL Certifications would be a plus
- Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or equivalent education.

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