Database Administrator - MySQL
HireNetworks - Raleigh, NC

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The Sr. Database Administrator will serve as database administrator on the Technical Operations team. This role provides critical support, architecture and engineering for current and future production databases. Activities include the provisioning, monitoring and maintenance of databases with a high degree of repeatability/reliability, engineering database replication and backup solutions across multiple data centers, performance tuning and optimization of all production database systems and fully documenting solutions.

Role and Responsibilities of the Database Administrator:
Implementation and configuration of MySQL databases

Define and improve best practices for data and database activities

Implement HA solutions and define backup/recovery strategy

Define technical infrastructure environment using MySQL

Define, refine and document production database standards and guidelines

Support problem resolution; consult and advise in application design and tuning; plan, organize and execute product benchmarks for threshold and functionality

Provide data administration support of the development and maintenance of production and non-production database environments for distributed applications

Participate in product evaluation, design review sessions, data requirements meetings and consulting with application developers

Performance monitoring and tuning of production databases

Project management for database upgrades, installations, and schema changes

Qualifications of the Database Administrator:
Expert with MySQL Database Administration 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

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

Proficient writing scripts for maintenance and automation purposes

Working knowledge of MySQL Sharding

Education and Experience of the Database Administrator:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or Information Technology

Minimum of 5 years' experience as a DBA or equivalent.

Demonstrated experience with MySQL database design, implementation, performance tuning, and capacity planning.

Demonstrated experience with Open Source/Linux development and production environments

Able to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities

This is a direct hire opportunity with one of our clients in Raleigh, NC. They are looking for a senior level person who knows database systems inside and out, can design/architect databases, and write stored procedures. Target salary range of $100,000 - $115,000, but might go higher for the right candidate. A local candidate is strongly preferred, but client is willing to consider someone able to relocate to move to Raleigh on their own. No sponsorship available.

Contact Kendra Andrews at or 919-981-6200 x313 with questions regarding this posting.

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