• Full Time
  • London

Database Administrator – DBA
Salary: £45-60,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Home located role. Offices are in Hertfordshire, but after inital period only 1-2 days per month expected in the office.

A genuinely excellent work environment; an employee focused firm, that while now a well-established and highly successful company valued at £100m – it still has the feel of a young and vibrant start up software development business, with an informal work environment, a super office set up and a strong sense of community.

Our Client are an award winning employer and are the UK’s leading provider of hosted / cloud IVR, Speech Recognition, Contact Centre and PCI Payment solutions. They are the largest provider of such hosted services in the UK with the infrastructure and scalability to handle up to 8,000 calls simultaneously, which means that calls will always be answered no matter how unpredictable the circumstances. Their customers include a cinema chain, Transport for London, Comic Relief, O2 and the Ministry of Justice.
We are growing rapidly and we are seeking a Database Administrator to join the innovative and dynamic team. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow within a role with future career progression prospects.
As a Database Administrator with an exceptionally fast growing technology company you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most advanced technology in the UK.

Key Responsibilities:
Accountable for the day to day administration of the database estate (Physical & Cloud-based), including aspects such as:

  • Installation & configuration 
  • Performance tuning, query optimization & index tuning
  • Backup strategies
  • Design & document scalable, secure, highly available database architectures.
  • Implement monitoring solutions to enable predictive alerting.
  • Set up and maintain administration & monitoring tools.
  • Review of change management requests to ensure optimal performance of services.
  • Research and evaluate new technologies.

You will need to have:

  • Experience of Percona / MySQL / MariaDB
  • Experience of cloud services such as AWS RDS & Aurora.
  • Experience with Tungsten, XtraBackup, Percona Monitoring & Management (PMM)

Linux administration experience
Experience with scripting languages for automation (e.g. Bash / Python).
Familiarity with tools such as Splunk, Nagios, Puppet, Ansible, Jira, Git would be advantageous but not crucial.
A disciplined working practice

On a personal level, you will be a great team player with well-developed analytical and problem solving skills and, above all, we’re looking for someone with a strong desire to grow with us as a company, a willingness to learn from the team and to further develop technical skills.

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