Sr. MySQL DBA

| West Suburbs

The Application Database Administrator works with client Application Developers and Ensono System Database Administrators on supporting and implementing application changes, database enhancements and database production support including incident, problem and change management. This role also requires high level of curiosity and creativity to work around complex technical & business challenges.
 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Established as Product SME and/or established as specialist
  • Installation and configuration of database software and related products
  • Plan and implement Database backup and recovery and disaster recovery configurations
  • Adherence to well-defined change control and configuration management policies
  • Capacity planning & system-level architecture
  • OS/Storage/DB configuration and optimization
  • Database security checks and audits, including compliance-related reporting & controls
  • General database health checks
  • Working with DBMS vendor support (Oracle MySQL support, Percona etc.)
  • Defining and maintaining quantitative SLAs and helping enhance current service levels
  • Physical data model/architecture, DML, DDL generation and maintenance
  • Responsible for recommending Architectural/Structural changes Database creation and configuration
  • Maintenance (proactive, reactive and automated); both scheduled and unscheduled. Improve processes and procedures
  • Complex application troubleshooting and repairs
  • Reporting on state of databases
  • Database tuning (proactive and reactive)
  • Maintaining specialized environments such as log shipping, replication, cluster-based instances, etc.
  • SOP (Std. Operating Procedure) definition & automation
  • Responsible for setup and maintaining standards and best practices
  • Documentation related to all Application DBA areas
  • Development & utilization of detailed triage processes
  • Detailed workload analysis
  • Infrastructure advise and planning
  • Disaster recovery/failover services
  • Working with developers and third-party application owners to introduce managed changes into the production environment
  • Design appropriate data architecture to enable access to and availability of structured data
  • Managing database users and security/access control
  • Contributes significant, new and innovative ideas to the DBA knowledge base
  • Architect complex database solutions
  • Configure and execute Percona toolkit utilities
  • SQL Statement performance tuning/index recommendations.  Able to write and tune complex SQL queries and assist the development team as required.

·       Application tuning and load testing. 

·       Support Partition maintenance and replication processing

·       Participate in application upgrade deployments.

·       Participate in an On-call Rota

 Required Skills:

·       5+ years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree

·       Experience working within an IT Operations environment

·       Experience of the full application life cycle

·       Expert relational database knowledge, primarily in MySQL/MariaDB Server Administration and Performance Tuning

·       In depth knowledge of Logical/Physical Database Design

·       Ability to develop Unix Shell scripts and database SQL scripts. Familiarity with writing database DDL & DML statements

·       Strong database administration

·       Hands-on experience with Database performance tuning and familiar with database performance and diagnostic related features and tools

·       Experience in Linux/Unix/ VMWare/Cloud/Apache/JBoss/PHP and Java

·       Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and scripting languages

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Ability to work independently

·       Experience working in a fast-paced environment with ability to learn quickly

·       Experience of working with application developers to create optimized queries

·       Willingness to collaborate closely with the client and report details to the Operational System DBA team

  • Rigorous attention to detail and thorough application of standards, set guidelines and best practices

Desired Skills: 

·       Experience troubleshooting enterprise infrastructure environments across Open Systems environments hosting critical client databases and applications.

·       An understanding of Infrastructure technologies like Storage Area Networks and Networking.

·       Additional preferred knowledge:  VMware ESX, VSphere, Exchange, Cisco experience, Scripting, Public Cloud

·       Amazon RDS, Aurora, Azure MySQL

·       NoSQL

·       Familiar with Percona Monitoring and Management tool

·       Understanding and awareness of technology and an ability to learn and acquire new technologies as needed

·       Knowledge of ITIL and process models

·       Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or equivalent work experience

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Location

Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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