MySQL Database Administrator

| Posted 23-08-2019

Issaquah (Database)

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Position Summary:
The primary responsibility of this MySQL Database Administrator position is to manage and maintain several existing systems, as well as provide support for future expansion of this database platform. This person must be a self-starter, proactively monitoring performance and availability of the MySQL instances within the enterprise. They must communicate well with others to ensure consistency and continuity of operations, as well as providing knowledge transfer with other Database Administrators on the team, developers and application teams working with MySQL. Related to system availability are replication configuration and support, backup and recovery, as well as options that will unfold over time. This Database Administrator will be involved in supporting environments (operating on Windows), security management, assisting and serving as a resource for developers and will be involved with SDLC tasks. This person may be called upon to learn, then provide application support for the BluJay shipping and rating application, which will initially be the primary platform being supported.
A tertiary role for this Database Administrator position may be to provide support to a BYOD platform in an Azure D365 configuration, and possibly be the backup for the D365 Administrator. Such a role would include ETL management, access management, performance monitoring and management, object management, working with development teams, and providing SDLC support.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Monitors databases to ensure availability and the meeting of SLA’s
  • Monitors scheduled jobs
  • Administrates security, resolves and troubleshoots MySQL issues
  • Manages monitoring and alerting of systems and thresholds
  • Optimizes database performance, health, resource use, and physical implementations of databases
  • Identifies and communicates performance improvement opportunities
  • Performs database and application deployments, performs environment refreshes as requested
  • Creates and maintains documentation of new processes and system implementations. Provides general knowledge sharing with the other DBAs on the team
  • Provides on-call high priority 24/7 technical support as necessary. Participate in problem resolutions and coordination with Level 1 support
  • Continually seeks training and ongoing learning opportunities for MySQL and related technologies, within the constraint of available time
  • Other IT-related operations, administration and maintenance functions, as required
  • Provides recommendations to better meet best practices and is continually seeking to improve the environment

Requirements for Position:
  • General knowledge of database management concepts and principles
  • Ability to install, maintain, modify, and upgrade database software
  • Adept at following detailed written instructions
  • Must be able to work within the guidance and regulation of an enterprise change management process
  • Ability to learn new programs and technologies quickly
  • Able to be highly detail oriented and organized
  • Must be highly motivated, works well both independently and collaboratively
  • Willing to take ownership of tasks through completion
  • Possesses excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Able to work with IT and Supply Chain managers, DBA team, IT infrastructure teams, developers, the BluJay vendor and at times users of the BluJay application
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in a fast-paced environment in order to meet assigned deadlines

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical job experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with architecture, installation, configuration, configuration and SQL tuning, troubleshooting and administration of MySQL required
  • Prior experience using the BluJay and/or Kewill, preferred 2-3 years’ experience
  • Strong knowledge of replication, relational database modeling and design skills a plus
  • Ability to install and upgrade MySQL
  • Experience with Microsoft BYOD is a plus
  • Experience working with Microsoft Dynamic 365 is a plus
  • Experience working with Azure/AWS is a plus
  • PostgreSQL would be an extra plus

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
Work environment is moderately quiet office environment.
  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Flexible spending program
  • Anniversary rewards
  • Discounts on brand name apparel
  • Diverse, laid-back atmosphere
  • Flexible schedules
  • Monthly employee events
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