Senior MySQL DBA
Ancestry.com - Provo, UT

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Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research, taking a pursuit that was expensive and time-consuming and making it easy, affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history. The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized, indexed and put online over the past 15 years. These digital records and documents, combined with our proprietary online search technologies, tools and collaboration features, have enabled our more than one and half million subscribers to create nearly 34 million family trees that contain nearly 9 billion profiles, make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors.

With over 1,000 employees around the world, we are committed to hiring the very best talent. We are known for our cutting-edge technology, phenomenal innovation, and we offer a compelling and rewarding workplace where you will thrive. We seek out passionate people to join our mission of helping people discover, preserve and share their family history. We invite you to explore and discover the many opportunities that await you at Ancestry.com.

Job Description:
We are seeking a Senior MySQL Database Administrator to join a team of talented and dedicated professionals to manage our MySQL database servers which provide content to millions of our customers. The ideal candidate has the administration and database architecture skills and experience to work in a high-volume environment to scale, performance tune and support fast growing databases.

Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:
Design and implement a highly-available MySQL infrastructure to support a high-volume of transactions across multiple data centers.

Partner with Development and Operations teams to provide guidance regarding database architecture and design.

Scale and tune MySQL and No-SQL database systems. Review, propose and drive changes to databases that maximize efficiency.

Provide input to the strategic direction, daily operations, best practices, security policies, and implementation procedures relating to our large scale data infrastructure.

Evaluate and recommend new database technologies.

Identify gaps and define improvements to day-to-day automation.

Required Skills:
Strong experience working with MySQL in a Linux environment.

Strong experience in managing, installing, upgrading and deploying changes to high volume transactional systems.

Hands-on experience deploying and managing hundreds of database systems effectively.

Hands-on experience deploying and managing monitoring and alerting automation systems.

Hands-on experience writing automation of daily tasks using scripting languages (Bash, Perl, Python)

Strong understanding of database architecture.

Strong analytical problem-solving skills.

Experience in large scale environments. Experience with highly available critical services.

Working knowledge of NOSQL solutions (MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis) is a big plus.

Enterprise knowledge of network and storage systems is a big plus.

Experience with Microsoft SQL Server a plus.

Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field.

Good communication skills.

Backup & Recovery Experience

Some experience with Web applications and/or portals preferred

Working for Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at http://ancestry.com/careers .

Ancestry.com Inc. is interested in you and we are dedicated to building a diverse workforce with equal opportunities for employment.

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Ancestry.com is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history...