MySQL Database Administrator
Wayfair - Boston, MA

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At Wayfair, we are looking to grow our Data Technologies team by bringing on board a talented individual to help manage and grow the database infrastructure that supports our large-scale Internet e-commerce platform, call center, and corporate applications. This position will be focused on developing MySQL for use by our mission critical applications, defining best practices and standards for our MySQL environment, and ensuring that our database infrastructure scales with our business needs. Though focused on MySQL, this individual will have exposure to a broad range of database technologies including SQL Server, MySQL, and various NoSQL implementations.

Some of our bigger projects are:
Overhauling our internal change tracking architecture to integrate across multiple technologies

Horizontally scaling our database infrastructure to support our dynamic growth and provide increased redundancy

Developing a new database platform to support the display of our catalogue of over 75 million images.

Implementing MySQL Cluster to take advantage of built-in sharding and fault tolerance

Scaling our business warehouse

Responsibilities include:
Serve as a technical expert in MySQL technologies.

Ensure that both database and query performance is optimized

Automate database monitoring, maintenance and processes

Provide architectural input and direction for the evolving database environments.

Troubleshooting database issues arising between systems or applications

Continually evaluate emerging technologies to identify opportunities, trends and best practices that can be used to strengthen our technology platform and development practices.

Performing all other duties as assigned

BA or BS degree from a 4-year college or university

3+ years of development and administering MySQL, preferably in a web based environment

Proficiency with MySQL replication, high availability, and scalability solutions

Experience with NoSQL and MySQL Cluster a plus

Shell scripting expertise

Knowledge of other aspects of the LAMP stack a plus

Other traits we look for:
Excellent interpersonal and team building skills

An easy-going attitude and strong sense of humor

A positive, people-oriented and energetic attitude

An analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems

An interest in working hard and being challenged in a fast-paced environment, and having fun while doing it

About Wayfair:
Wayfair is the largest online-only retailer of home furnishings and house wares in the United States. We're looking for the brightest, sharpest, most creative minds in every field to help. Are you one? If you like transparency, friendliness, a relaxed but results-driven work environment filled with like-minded top-tier talent, Wayfair would like to hear from you. We own and operate Wayfair, AllModern, and Joss & Main. We are on target for over $600 million in revenue and currently employ over 1000 employees in offices located in Boston, Utah, Kentucky, the U.K, Germany, Ireland and Australia. Wayfair was founded in 2002 and is privately held and profitable. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, pre-IPO equity, a long-term and sustainable, next-generation, e-commerce business model as well as surprising and generous perks designed to attract and retain the brightest people who are incredibly excited about what they do. Wayfair is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Come join us at

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