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DBA (MySQL)

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent



Job Description

As a DBA, you will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing availability and performance of customer-facing web sites and corporate systems. You will also contribute to the completion of projects to enhance site functionality, capacity, and performance.

Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement the data storage strategy
- Perform regular database maintenance on production database instances
- Ensure effectiveness and completeness of backup and archival jobs
- Identify and analyze database performance issues and provide guidance and assistance to development teams
- Support development and QA activities through the creation and management of database environments and test data sets
- Participate on cross-functional teams to complete project deliverables
- Provide on-call support to other operations team members
- Work with other internal and third-party team members to resolve incidents and problems


Must Have Skills:


What's needed in an ideal candidate:
- Strong MySQL administration including server commissioning, standby configuration, backup and restore, master-slave and master-master replication, process monitoring and performance profiling
- Knowledge of and experience using different MySQL distributions and storage engines
- Basic database server knowledge including transactions, replication, master-slave, database-table structure, indexing, and query optimization
- Functional Linux knowledge (experience with RedHat Enterprise Server an asset)
- Experience with Postgres databases, data warehouse and ETL an asset
- Experience working with virtualized (VMware) database servers an asset
- Ability to work in a team with developers, QA testers, analysts and systems administrators
- Familiarity with or willingness to learn Redis, Sphinx Search, and other storage technologies
- Strong verbal and written communication and analytical skills


Details:
Starting: ASAP
Dress Code: Casual
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