MySQL DBA Engineer- Gaming Tech

£50K to £60K| Manchester| Permanent

My SQL Developer:

Our client an award-winning design and software development tech business based in Manchester that specialises in building end-to-end gaming platforms and crafting user focused multi-channel websites and mobile apps.

One of the platforms is based on MySQL and we’re looking for experienced MySQL DBA to join the team to help develop the database aspects of the platform.


If this sounds like you, keep reading…


Your responsibilities

As a DBA working on the platform you will be working with the Senior DBA on everything relating to all databases whether this is infrastructure, performance optimization, monitoring live databases or working with the team of development of new features.


You will be working closely with the development team, ensuring their schema changes and queries are optimised appropriate.


You will also be supporting the system when it goes live so you will be required to understand all elements of the platform, not just the databases.


What we expect

We are looking for someone who has experience working in a 24×7, high traffic environment.


Your position

You will sit within the new team reporting to the Senior DBA


Who we’re looking for…

Must have at least 3 years’ experience as a DBA with at least 1 focused on MySQL or variation of, e.g. Percona XtraDB Cluster

Experience in a 24×7, high traffic OLTP environment

Any experience working on scaling MySQL beyond simple replication is a huge bonus

Experience with some level of database performance monitoring and analysis

Good understanding of RDBMS systems with an emphasis on MySQL

Experience in handling database performance optimization via query or db optimization

Good knowledge of Linux, preferably CentOS or similar flavour

Any experience with administering NoSQL databases is beneficial

Experience working in an Agile environment

Experience in the gaming industry is a significant advantage

An excellent communicator, both verbal and written

Hardworking and willing to go above and beyond learning new skills

Love working as part of a team and collaborating with others

An interest in troubleshooting and problem solving


The good stuff…

Competitive salary

Employee of the month

Referral bonus

25 days holiday a year in addition to bank holidays


Company Pension Scheme

Childcare Voucher Scheme

Health cash plan

Brand new state of the art office space with a cosy breakout area and Wii U and PS4 consoles

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