MySQL Database Administrator

Remote - New Zealand /
Full Time
MySQL Database Administrator
New Zealand | Remote | Work from Home | #LI-Remote

Why you?
Are you a Mysql DBA who lives in United Kingdom? Do you want to work remotely? Are you community minded? Do you blog, contribute to the Open Source community?  Are you inspired by ever-shifting challenges, constant growth and collaboration with a team of peers who push you constantly to up your game?  At Pythian, we are actively shaping what it means to be an open-source database engineer and administrator, and we want you to be a part of the world’s top team of MongoDB, Cassandra, PostgreSQL and MySQL professionals.

What will you be doing?

    • As a MySQL Database Consultant (DBC) you will work as part of Pythian's open source team and supply complete support for all aspects of database and application infrastructure to a variety of our customers. 
    • Our collaborative environment means everyone works together to solve complex puzzles and develop innovative solutions for our customers. 
    • You'll work closely with the customer teams to understand their needs, in both a project based and long term support capacity.
    • You'll create and document database standards, create optimized queries, indexes, and data structure.
    • Monitor and support database environments and serve as an escalation point for complex troubleshooting and interactive production support.
    • Use database vendor provided tools and Pythian developed accelerators to performance tune various database system, specific queries and applications scenarios.
    • Diagnose and address database performance issues using performance monitors and various tuning techniques.
    • Identify areas of opportunity and recommend appropriate improvement suggestions.
    • Cross-functional training in NoSQL, Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps methodologies are encouraged.
    • When you're not fixing things, you'll be authoring new blog posts on interesting topics for our open-source community to digest, creating new articles in our customer facing knowledge base for more frequently seen issues, and hosting webinars amongst other things like participating in conferences and meetups promoting Pythian to the open source community.

What do we need from you?

    • While we understand you might not have everything on the list, to be the successful candidate for the MySQL DBC job you are likely to have skills such as;
    • Knowledge and experience in installing, configuring and upgrading MySQL databases & tools relevant in MySQL Administration.  
    • Experience administering PostgreSQL in virtualized and cloud environments, especially AWS, GCP or Azure.
    • Experience with scripting (bash/python) and software development (C++, Java, Go)
    • Automation technologies such as Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Chef, SALT experience.
    • Debugging skills and the ability to troubleshoot methodically, identifying and applying fixes for known errors, and when necessary, capacity to think outside of the box to resolve complex issues
    • Very good documentation skills.
    • Our perfect candidate would also have strong knowledge with prior production experience of PostgreSQL also
    • Nice to haves include; Understanding of current IT service standards such as ITIL. Being a contributor to Open Source projects relevant to PostgreSQL, MySQL or other database or infrastructure software.

What do you get in return?

    • Love your career: Competitive total rewards package with an annual bonus
    • Love your development: Hone your skills or learn new ones with our substantial training allowance; participate in professional development days, attend conferences, become certified, whatever you like!
    • Love your work/life balance: Why commute? Work remotely from your home (forever), there’s no daily travel requirement to an office! You can be located anywhere in Canada, all you need is a stable internet connection. 
    • Love your workspace: We give you all the equipment you need to work from home including a laptop with your choice of OS, and an annual budget to personalise your work environment!  
    • Love your community: Blog during work hours; take a day off and volunteer for your favorite charity.
Why Pythian

Pythian excels at helping businesses use their data and cloud to transform how they compete and win in this ever-changing environment by delivering advanced on-prem, hybrid, cloud and multi-cloud solutions to solve the toughest data challenges faster and better than anyone else. Founded and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada in 1997, Pythian now has more than 300 employees located around the globe with over 350 clients spanning industries from SaaS; media; gaming; financial services; e-commerce and more. Pythian is known for its technology-enabled data expertise covering everything from ETL to ML. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver innovative solutions that meet the specific data goals of each client and have built meaningful partnerships with major cloud vendors AWS, Google and Microsoft. The powerful combination of our extensive expertise in data and cloud and our ability to keep on top of the latest bleeding edge technologies make us the perfect partner to help mid and large-sized businesses transform to stay ahead in today’s rapidly changing digital economy. If you are a MySQL Database Consultant; live in anywhere in the UK; love your data and want to love your career then join us! 

For this job an equivalent combination of education and experience, which results in demonstrated ability to apply skills will also be considered.
Pythian is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
The successful applicant will need to fulfill the requirements necessary to obtain a background check.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in their country of residence permanently– Pythian will not relocate, sponsor, or file petitions of any kind on behalf of a foreign worker to gain a work visa, become a permanent resident based on a permanent job offer, or to otherwise obtain authorization to work.
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