Database Administrator (MySQL)

Location: Sheffield
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
# of openings: 1


As MySQL DBA you will administer, design and support the databases that Plusnet require for the operation of its business. You will also support the Network Operations and Application Development teams during and after project delivery.

You will be required to solve business problems and further business success by applying industry, application and technical knowledge through the definition of high level solutions. In addition you will work proactively with the business to define new initiatives. You will encourage people to share knowledge for mutual benefit, and keep an eye on developments in the wider IT industry; to ensure the skills within the function remain at the cutting-edge to meet future business requirements.

As Database Administrator you will be required to:

  • Ensure that the Plusnet Databases are operationally maintained by following best practice for database performance, tuning, monitoring, backup and recovery

  • Assist with the design of database schemes and instances together with the Software Developers and Network Support teams

  • Ensure the integration of application function and database queries are dealt with effectively

  • Create and document the design of the technical and service elements required to meet project and pilot requirements

  • Configure and deploy database software to the projects technical specifications in an accurate, resilient and timely manner whilst ensuring as few issues as possible

  • Assist with the reporting of database information such as creation of datasets, ad hoc reports and modification of data as required

  • Provide support to other engineering functions with regards to on going projects.

  • Draft reports and make recommendations to managers and project sponsors.  

  • Provide analytical and innovative input to projects/operational issues as well as support negotiations.

  • Provide problem diagnosis and resolution liaising with peers, suppliers and customer/developer groups where appropriate; available to support P1 emergencies and could be asked to provide full 24-hour on call emergency support.


    …the following skills, experience and outlook…



    Strong experience of MySQL, v4 and v5 / MariaDB 10

    Some exposure to Oracle 10g, preferably with RAC and ASM

    Good knowledge of Linux, preferably Debian

    Experience of scripting languages eg. Perl

    Ability to work and embody an open and honest community



    Project Management/Delivery

    Experience with MariaDB Cluster (Galera) and MaxScale.

    Any relevant industry qualifications or equivalent knowledge



    Strong communicator

    Plans own work, to meet given objectives and processes.

    Experience within an ISP environment is desirable

    Able to produce quality work whilst working to demanding timescales

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