Database Administrator (MySQL)
Cappex - Chicago, IL

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Database Administrator Role: Our technology team prides itself on quickly building new products that delight our company, impress our users, scale with our business and very rarely wake us up at night. As a DBA, you will play a ke

y role within our IT team with responsibilities for the configuration, deployment, performance, availability, recovery and security of database architecture. Additionally you will be responsible for the movement of data across multiple environments with a depth of experience to support a variety of technologies. Specific responsibilities include:

Perform standard database administration tasks (backups, restores, replication etc.)
Build scripts to automate where possible to support Cappex activities
Prepare data feed for internal search engines
Implement proactive monitoring of MySQL to identify events before they become issues
Manage database release lifecycles in development/QA/production environments

Database Administrator Requirements:
Strong experience with MySQL with LAMP and LAMJ (Linux Apache MySQL Java)
Experience with open source ETL, multi-tenant data loads
Familiar with optimizing MySQL configurations for various applications
Experience with Java
Familiarity with.NET, Perl, Python and Ruby a plus
Experience with and in-depth knowledge of the InnoDB storage engine
Experience with horizontal scaling of MySQL databases
Working knowledge of NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB and CouchDB).
Strong scripting and automation skills
Candidates must have the ability to work with minimal supervision on a fast-paced team, meet deadlines and learn new products and processes quickly.
Good communication skills and comfort with business users at all levels in an organization.

Other Beneficial Skills:
Comfort with Agile (SCRUM)
Experience with MS SQL Server
Hands on experience building large scale, redundant data mart solutions
Amazon Relational Database Service MySQL and other non-SQL databases

To Apply: Please submit a resume and also include a cover letter that tells us how you stack-up to the position we've described and shows us a bit of your personality. A cover letter is very important to us. All applications will be kept confidential. We appreciate all interest, but will only contact those applicants with whom we wish to proceed further.

We have a preference for local candidates from the Chicagoland area. However, relocation and sponsorship are possible for outstanding candidates. Note: Cappex is not currently working with any placement firms for this position. Please apply directly even if the firm tells you, "they know someone at Cappex" (or something similar).

Cappex is an Equal Opportunity Employer