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Senior MySQL DBA

at Blackbird (fka PalominoDB & DriveDev) in San Francisco   —   Mar 25, 2014   |  
Overview
We are hiring for multiple Database Engineers with years of operational experience in production environments. Our team includes industry vets such as MySQL scalability visionary, Laine Campbell, and Jay Edwards, Twitter's first DBA and Lead database engineer for Obama for America. Whether it's projects for Activision, Zendesk, Adobe, Chegg, Edmodo, or FitBit, we're extremely ambitious and excited about our work, and we are looking for the best talent to join our team. The atmosphere is fast-paced, fun and rewarding, and we constantly evaluate the latest technologies to determine the best tools available.
Responsibilities
The position will include project level work, regular maintenance of client systems, performance audits, troubleshooting of performance and stability issues and sharing of on-call rotations with other DBAs. Senior staff are expected to be able to lead projects from requirements through delivery. Client interactions are expected and the ability to provide excellent customer service, pay attention to details, communicate efficiently and document thoroughly are crucial. Multi-tasking and good time management skills are required. Mentoring mid-level staff is also crucial.
Experience
5 years MySQL experience
3 years experience with another RDBMS
Understanding of core operational processes - incident and problem management, configuration and change management, working with SLAs
MySQL configuration tuning
MySQL Replication
MySQL Backup and Recovery experience and concepts past mysqldump
Advanced MySQL scaling techniques including sharding, functional partitioning and replication architectures
MySQL HA techniques such as LinuxHA, pacemaker or DRBD
Experience configuring linux and working with linux utilities such as sed, awk, grep.
Scripting experience in bash, perl or python
Troubleshooting experience with utilities such as top, vmstat, iostat, cacti, sar etc...
Skills
Ability to work with MySQL stored procedures, triggers and events
Ability to diagnose and tune poorly performing SQL
Data modeling, indexing and partitioning experience.
The ability to write complex SQL, reports and ETL.
Bonuses: PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Memcache, Apache configuration, solr/lucene, Nagios, Cacti, Puppet, Chef
Education
We prefer work experience
Compensation
Highly competitive salary and incentives plan, as well as 100% paid health, dental, vision benefits, PTO, and 401(k). We offer training and tuition reimbursement as well.
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