MySQL Database Administrator (DBA) - Remote (UK)

Degree 53 ,
Manchester, Greater Manchester


Job Description

About us Based in the heart of Manchester city centre, we are on an exciting journey to build the next generation of cutting-edge Sports Betting and Gaming platform fit for some of the biggest bookmakers in the world. We've called it Sharp Gaming; and we'd love you to be part of it! With over 20m investment so far, we have an ambitious long-term vision for it with lots of development opportunities for the future. Due to our successful growth, we are now looking for a talented MySQL DBA to join the team to help create and manage a slick set of MySQL databases for an enterprise grade, online betting and gaming platform. What will I be doing? As a DBA working on the platform you will be reporting to Senior DBA and working alongside 3 other team members, on everything relating to all databases whether this is infrastructure, performance optimisation, monitoring live databases or working with the team of development of new features. You will be ensuring the performance, availability and security of our databases and will be handling common DBA tasks such as upgrades, backup, recovery, migrations etc. You will also be supporting the live system so you will be required to understand all elements of the platform, not just the databases. About You * The ideal candidate would be someone who is used to working with other DBAs, architects and developers to deliver innovative solutions and solve complex problems. * Experience implementing highly available infrastructure for high volume transactional sites such as e-commerce or online gaming. * Significant experience as a DBA with at least 1 year focused on MySQL or variation of, e.g. Percona XtraDB Cluster or MariaDB * Knowledge of standards and best practices in MySQL * Experience in a 24x7, high traffic OLTP environment * Any experience working on scaling MySQL beyond simple replication is a big bonus * Experience with some level of database performance monitoring and analysis * Good understanding of RDBMS systems with an emphasis on MySQL * Experience in handling database performance optimization via query or db optimisation * Good knowledge of Linux, preferably CentOS or similar flavour What's in it for me? * Competitive salary * Employee of the month * Referral bonus scheme * 25 days holiday a year in addition to bank holidays * Flexi-time (start anywhere between 7.30am and 9am - whatever suits you best!) * Company Pension Scheme * Remote Working (UK based) Employment Type: FULL_TIME