Yelp is looking for elite MySQL Database Administrators at the mid and senior levels who are excited about pushing the limits of MySQL on a website with over 102M+ unique users. The MySQL DBA is responsible for the optimization, performance, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing operation of Yelp's databases. This role also includes the architecture and implementation of databases and tables for new features, monitoring, capacity planning, and security.
Optimize and tune MySQL and InnoDB performance to keep our site fast!
Install, configure, and maintain MySQL instances in production
Configure and support replication
Continually improve monitoring, perform database capacity and usage planning
Manage backup and restore, maintaining runbooks & planning for disaster recovery
Assist developers with query tuning and schema design
Write and maintain scripts to automate tasks
Solid understanding of MySQL Server and InnoDB storage engine
Familiarity with MySQL replication, configuration, and strategies
Demonstrated experience with relational database performance tuning and capacity planning (preferably with MySQL)
Strong systems administration and automation skills
Strong command of your favorite scripting and/or programming language. Yelp mostly uses bash and python, but we try to treat all Turing Complete languages equally
Min. BS Computer Science or equivalent
Min. 2 years experience as a DBA or equivalent
Excellent communication skills
A sense of humor!
Knowledge and enthusiasm around all things Percona Server
InnoDB internals/debugging/tuning experience, and hankering to do more
Experience at a large-scale consumer internet site
Experience with distributed database systems
Passion for experiments, trying new things, and developing tools
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