The successful candidate will have a firm grasp of managing MySQL database servers in a 24x7 data center environment. You will need to be able to identify and solve problems such as poorly performing queries, indexing needs, good schema design, and general application performance issues as it pertains to the database. Also, the maintenance of MySQL replication for the purposes of disaster recovery, load distribution, and migration of data in real time to different servers is required. We currently maintain separate infrastructures in Chicago and London Rackspace data centers . We run our production MySQL 5.6 databases on our own leased hardware on top of CentOS to get optimal performance. We also utilize cloud servers when it makes sense.
We have the desire to begin using other NoSQL platforms for data that is better suited to that architecture. Experience in using Redis, MongoDB, or other NoSQL platforms is desirable.
We are looking for a Hands-On individual who is technically solid and also has a vision for how to generally manage large amounts of data. Self direction and creative thinking is required.