Digital Senior mySQL DBA
Information Technology (IT) - New York, NY

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Role Summary/Purpose: As a member of the Digital Platform team, the Sr MySQL DBA will focus on the solutions engineering and delivery of MySQL for NBC Universal. This individual will serve as a key technical expert in day-to-day operations and will act as a escalation point for incident management scenarios.
Essential Responsibilities
• Play a major role in the MySQL strategy for solutions design and roadmap
•Define and implement backup and recovery solutions with focus on high availability and disaster recovery planning.
•Standardization and implementation of databases to improve the management of production and test
environments
•Develop and optimize MySQL database designs for new applications
•Develop monitoring and optimization strategies for performance.
•Monitor and optimize databases for performance Work with development groups on assigned projects
•Perform in-depth maintenance and tuning.
•Participate in an off-hours on-call escalation
•Develop operational practice and support tool framework.
Qualifications/Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree OR a minimum of 5 years supporting MySQL in large scale web environments
Minimum of 5 year of operational expertise with configuration / change control and source-code management methodologies
• Minimum of 5 year of experience performance tuning LAMP based web applications
Minimum of 5 year of experience in resolving system / application technical problems
Desired Characteristics
Experience working with geographically diverse teams
Expert skills in several of the following areas: MySQL, Linux, PHP, Python, MongoDB
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with Oracle DBMS and SQL Server