MySQL Database Administrator Job
Rackspace - San Antonio, TX

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MySQL Database Administrator

Req #: 20731
Category: Information Technology

Work Location

US-TX-San Antonio-CSTL
Location(s): US-TX-San Antonio
Shift: First Shift

Job Overview
About Rackspace
Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Hundreds of thousands of customers look to Rackspace to deliver the best-fit infrastructure for their IT needs, leveraging a product portfolio that allows workloads to run where they perform best—whether on the public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of platforms. The company's award-winning Fanatical Support® helps customers successfully architect, deploy, and run their most critical applications. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Rackspace operates data centers on four continents. Rackspace is featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Overview & Responsibilities
Job Overview

Are you a master of organization and efficiency? Are you a data geek? Do you love all things database, including programming, creating scripts and rewriting queries? If so, a MySQL DBA might be the right role for you.

As a MySQL Database Administrator, you're a database wrangler with an eye for detail and creating order. We want you because your technical talent and level of responsibility drive your success. You’re quick on your feet and you enjoy supporting multiple environments, including production, development, training and test environments. As a DBA, you'll demonstrate Fanatical Support® by owning complex issues which may take several days or weeks to resolve, which also means you’ll be a key partner in building relationships with internal and external customers.

Job Responsibilities

In this role you will:

- Work with bleeding-edge technology in the cloud computing space
- Install, configure, tune and maintain MySQL database in a RAC configuration
- Administration includes: upgrades, patching, security, troubleshooting, backups and performance tuning
- Monitor production environment to assure data is protected and recoverable as required
- Collaborate and support/guide developers and other support personnel as needed
- Demonstrated attitude of inclusiveness, especially in small groups
- Provide Fanatical Support® in all interactions

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree required; at the manager’s discretion, equivalent experience in software development, database programming or computer engineering may be approved
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge and love of MySQL database concepts and structures (including architecture and configurations) and Linux OS; intermediate experience with PostgreSQL and MongoDB
- Proven experience and understanding of patching, cloning, concurrent managers, workflow, OAM Enterprise Manager, security backups and replication activities
- MySQL database performance tuning skills
- Proven experience implementing and supporting enterprise database and/or Linux OS
- Typically requires 2+ years of experience as a MySQL DBA
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate technical issues to nontechnical and technical audiences

Guru (Preferred) Qualifications:

- Advanced experience with PostgreSQL and/or MongoDB
- Ability to interpret and write complex SQL series
- Advanced experience installing and troubleshooting failover (FO) and high availability (HA) setups

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Rackspace is committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this job.

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