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SQL DBA

Issaquah, WA
Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of this SQL Database Administrator position is to manage and maintain several existing systems, as well as provide support for future expansion of this database platform.  This person must be a self-starter, proactively monitoring performance and availability of the MySQL instances within the enterprise.  They must communicate well with others to ensure consistency and continuity of operations, as well as providing knowledge transfer with other Database Administrators on the team, developers and application teams working with MySQL.  Related to system availability are replication configuration and support, backup and recovery, as well as options that will unfold over time.  This Database Administrator will be involved in supporting environments (operating on Windows), security management, assisting and serving as a resource for developers and will be involved with SDLC tasks.  This person may be called upon to learn, then provide application support for the BluJay shipping and rating application, which will initially be the primary platform being supported.
 
A tertiary role for this Database Administrator position may be to provide support to a BYOD platform in an Azure D365 configuration, and possibly be the backup for the D365 Administrator.  Such a role would include ETL management, access management, performance monitoring and management, object management, working with development teams, and providing SDLC support. 
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitors databases to ensure availability and the meeting of SLA’s
Monitors scheduled jobs
Administrates security, resolves and troubleshoots MySQL issues
Manages monitoring and alerting of systems and thresholds
Optimizes database performance, health, resource use, and physical implementations of databases
Identifies and communicates performance improvement opportunities
Performs database and application deployments, performs environment refreshes as requested
Creates and maintains documentation of new processes and system implementations.  Provides general knowledge sharing with the other DBAs on the team 
Provides on-call high priority 24/7 technical support as necessary. Participate in problem resolutions and coordination with Level 1 support
Continually seeks training and ongoing learning opportunities for MySQL and related technologies, within the constraint of available time
Other IT-related operations, administration and maintenance functions, as required
Provides recommendations to better meet best practices and is continually seeking to improve the environment
 
Requirements for Position:

General knowledge of database management concepts and principles
Ability to install, maintain, modify, and upgrade database software
Adept at following detailed written instructions
Must be able to work within the guidance and regulation of an enterprise change management process
Ability to learn new programs and technologies quickly
Able to be highly detail oriented and organized
Must be highly motivated, works well both independently and collaboratively 
Willing to take ownership of tasks through completion
Possesses excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Able to work with IT and Supply Chain managers, DBA team, IT infrastructure teams, developers, the BluJay vendor and at times users of the BluJay application
Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in a fast-paced environment in order to meet assigned deadlines
 
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical job experience
Minimum of 3 years of experience with architecture, installation, configuration, configuration and SQL tuning, troubleshooting and administration of MySQL required
Prior experience using the BluJay and/or Kewill, preferred 2-3 years’ experience
Strong knowledge of replication, relational database modeling and design skills a plus
Ability to install and upgrade MySQL
Experience with Microsoft BYOD is a plus
Experience working with Microsoft Dynamic 365 is a plus
Experience working with Azure/AWS is a plus
PostgreSQL would be an extra plus
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