Senior DBA

3+ months agoRaleigh, NC


Kforce has a client that is seeking a Senior DBA in Raleigh, NC.Overview:A small group of diverse DBA's, passionate about automation, are seeking an experienced candidate with strong MySQL skills to help them support databases at scale. Currently, the team leverages Ansible and PowerShell to provision instances of database platforms, Zabbix to monitor, and Python and PowerShell scripts to automate the response to monitoring events as well as perform standard administration tasks. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to minimize manual intervention by investing in the processes needed to effectively, provision, monitor, and modify database platforms through scripting. They will have a strong propensity towards standardization, both within and between different database platforms. While the emphasis is on MySQL database administration, the candidate will also have broad exposure to different database platforms, both SQL and NoSQL.


MySQL database administration experience:

  • Adding users and permissions
  • Creating and dropping databases
  • Migrating data between different MySQL databases. Both inter- and intra-version migrations
  • Experience automating processes using custom scripting
Highly Desired:
  • Experience supporting Galera/XtraDB Cluster instances of MySQL in a production environment
  • Experience writing Ansible roles and/or playbooks to automate database administration tasks such as installation and maintenance of MySQL instances or experience with writing Python scripts to automate database administration tasks
Desired Skills:Database Admin experience in the following platforms (in order of preference):
  • Oracle
  • MongoDB
  • SQL Server
  • ZooKeeper
  • Kafka
  • Experience supporting ProxySQL
  • Experience with Zabbix Monitoring
  • Experience with Percona PMM Monitoring
  • Experience writing PowerShell scripts
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