Database Administrator - MySQL
Akima Management Service - Alexandria, VA

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Akima, LLC

is a $1.2 billion holding company with 5,600 employees worldwide headquartered just outside Washington, DC, in Herndon, VA. Akima, LLC is a wholly owned unit of the NANA Development Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation and is focused on providing service excellence to the U.S. Federal government through its 27 independent operating companies. These companies have a portfolio of services including Information Technology, Facilities Management & Maintenance, Engineering and Technical Support, Aviation Support, Subject Matter Expertise, and Business Processing. To learn more about Akima, LLC visit our website at

TKC Global is a technology solutions, program management and support company that collaborates with technology partners and the Federal Government to deliver IT, management, staffing, recruiting, contracting and logistics services.


TKC Global is looking for a specialist who is expert in MySQL and Database Administration to work closely with a Federal Database Services team managing and developing a mission critical, large-scale system for business operations across a broad array of areas. This system will be providing an application instance of a large-scale Java J2EE JBoss environment as an open source entity with a MySQL database, to manage and monitor the business information of the enterprise. The MySQL/Database Administrator Specialist will need to have expert knowledge of MySQL, large-scale business systems, a working knowledge of Oracle and Java J2EE JBoss, expertise in management of an OLTP type information system with a master-slave design, with semi-sync and MHA, in an HMS server configuration with MMR clusters.



Expert with MySQL and Database Administration

  • RDBMS experience working in a high volume production environment
Experience setting up MySQL clusters, MySQL replication (Master-Master, Master-Slave, cluster replication), MySQL backup, point in time recovery, and high available configurations in a complex and dynamic production environment

  • LINUX expertise
Solid knowledge of physical and logical database design

Solid knowledge in schema design principles with demonstrated aptitude to apply best practices for scalable designs

  • Experience establishing DBA standards and best practices for MySQL
Ability to communicate with developers and help steer/influence development for optimal performance

  • Subject matter expert who can inform and mentor existing team DBAs on MySQL
  • Ability to convey how MySQL relates to the overall enterprise system
Work closely with the team to determine optimal database architecture performance

Ability to identify and recommend tools and services for managing database infrastructure in all environments

Knowledge of hardware sizing and tuning requirements for database loads based on efficient use of multiple resources

Expert on updating and tuning MySQL instances in a high volume environment

Responsible for the maintenance of the database, including backup, recovery, and disaster recovery management

Proficient writing scripts for maintenance and automation purposes


5+ years of RDBMS experience, working in a high volume production environment, with hands-on experience administrating MySQL databases, with OLAP/ OLTP usage

At least 3+ years as a specific MYSQL DBA in a LAMP environment working with LINUX

Java and Oracle experience and knowledge and ability to compare and contrast Oracle and MySQL systems

Consistent network and I/ O performance tuning

Strong communication skills and ability to add expert recommendations on architecture/design decisions that will ensure optimal application performance with MySQL


Akima, LLC and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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