MySQL/MariaDB Database Administrator 12m - London

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12 months
Progressive Recruitment
City of London
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Progressive are urgently seeking a talented MySQL/MariaDB Database Administrator for one of the world's leading publishing organisations.

This will be a 12 month contract and paying between £400 and £450 per day.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Perform analysis, diagnosis and resolution of complex server and application-based problems that relate to MySQL/MariaDB

  • Recommend and execute modifications to systems to improve maintainability, reliability and performance

  • Design and develop MySQL/MariaDB database architectures and new technologies

  • Support development and implementation of applications

  • Design and implement HA systems and backup policies for disaster recovery

  • Monitor availability and capacity thresholds

  • Implement MySQL/MariaDB roadmaps to ensure support contract currency and counter security threats

  • Maintain systems' documentation for knowledge sharing purposes

  • Provide out-of-hours support on a rota basis

Must Haves:

  • Proven commercial experience as a MySQL/MariaDB DBA (MySQL 5.0 /MariaDB 5.5)

  • MySQL accreditation

  • Experience of installing, configuring and maintaining database infrastructure

  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills

  • Proactive approach to support

  • Proven knowledge and experience of MySQL/MariaDB replication

  • Expertise in database performance analysis and tuning

  • Familiarity with Unix operating systems and standard tools

  • Knowledge of applying enterprise monitoring solutions

  • Ability to work in a collaborative project team oriented environment

  • Excellent communication skills

Nice to have:

  • Proven commercial experience as a MySQL DBA (MySQL 5.1 and/or MySQL 5.5)

  • Familiarity with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server or PostgreSQL

  • Know-how of Wintel operating systems and standard tools

  • Capability of SQL code tuning and optimisation

  • Awareness of Agile project methodology

  • Experience of server consolidation or migration

  • Knowledge of revision control and release deployment tools

  • Business facing experience

  • Appreciation of ITIL practices

If you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity and you are interested in finding out more about this contract, Please call me on ASAP or please reply with your most up to date CV.

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