Datavail Corporation - Seattle, WA

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Senior MySQL Database Administrator Datavail / Blue Gecko is looking for a Senior MySQL Database Administrator in Seattle, Washington. Our company provides 24 X 7 support for our customers mission critical database systems, which is possible through our proven model of Tier 3 DBAs in the U.S. and our Tier 2 team in Mumbai, India. This model allows our DBAs to provide superior service to our customers, without our DBAs having to sacrifice their lives.Learn more about Datavail and Blue Gecko at our website at http://www.datavail.comApplicants should have the following experience in order to be considered for this position: Mandatory Skills: 7+ years overall IT experience, with 4+ years on MySQL Well versed in database performance tuning, especially SQL tuning Exposure to Percona Skilled in backups & recovery 24x7 production support experience Development DBA experience Intimate with SQL language MySQL 4.x and 5.x Replication: master-slave, master-master-slave Restoring: point-in-time, restore a master Backups: table, databases, utilities needed for backing up, affects on table types Query tuning: adding/removing indexes, rewriting queries for better performance Configuration tuning: for query and overall database performance Installation on UNIX o/s and upgrades on UNIX o/s Intermediate knowledge of UNIX with regard to moving and compressing files, creating users, simple troubleshooting Other MySQL supported storage enginesExperience in the following areas is strongly preferred (but not mandatory): Familiar with ETL tools like Informatica, Ab Initio, Sagent, etc. MySQL DBA Certifications would be a plus! Miscellaneous required knowledge: Database modeling & design (normalization, physical design, etc.) Other qualities required: EXCELLENT communication skills, both verbal and written Bachelors Degree Ability to work well with others in a team environment Willing to carry on-call cell-phone/pager This position is for full-time employment with full medical benefits and may require up to 5% travel outside the Seattle metro area. Salary commensurate with experience.If you meet the above requirements and would enjoy working in a thriving fast-faced environment where one can attain the technical satisfaction of supporting several complex customer environments with the stability of working for a single company as a full-time employee, please email your resume with a cover letter indicating your compensation requirements and availability, under the subject heading 'Seattle MySQL DBA '.
Preferred qualifications: BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical discipline- Minimum of 5 years administering MySQL Server in a mission critical environment- Expert at troubleshooting MySQL related issues (lock contention, high load, slow queries, performance, etc) and identifying root causes- Experience with other platforms such as Postgres, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc. a plus.- Ability to script using Bash/Perl/Python to automate database activities- Proficient with the CLI and a working understanding with CentOS/RHEL- Experience administering large InnoDB tables

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