Job Description

My client was founded in 2002 with the mission to redefine payment processing technology. Heading up by a well known local Technologist , this team goes from strength to strength. With over 100 people all work remotely throughout the UK, this business did a stellar job of hiring and retaining staff in a tricky 3 year period.
This role would suit a talented MySQL specialist that wants to work with a global company on the acquisition trail. No two weeks will be the same, there will be a chance to contribute and to also develop your skills in a mature and talented team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with engineering teams on logical/physical database design to support new and existing application development. Maintain data models and keep them current.
  • Design and develop schema, indexes, SQL queries, and stored procedures.
  • Maintain database specifications, data dictionaries, design/coding standards, and complementary documentation.
  • Performs problem resolution and root cause analysis along with recommending and implementing preventive techniques.
  • Analyze SQL query plans and leverage diagnostic tools to identify performance bottlenecks and take appropriate corrective actions to remediate them.
  • Evaluate the merits/ benefits of available system upgrades and enhancements - implement as necessary.
  • Build HA and DR systems using replication and clustering across geo-diverse data centres.
  • Commit to achieving 5 9's up-time of all OLTP production databases.
  • Work with Engineering teams and Technical Operations in reviewing and preparing database deployments.
  • Ensure all database servers are backed up to meet the business's Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).
  • Test backups to ensure we can meet the business' Recovery Time Objectives (RTO).
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of business processes facilitated by our software products.
  • Keep abreast of industry best practices, services, and supporting tooling.
  • Provide hands-on design, development, and code reviews.
  • Work as part of a team and provide after-hours support when required.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of MySQL Engineering / Administration
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL Server architecture - engine, query processing, query optimization, locking, etc.
  • Experience automating the execution and notification of database-related processes and alerts.
  • Experience configuring MySQL for High Availability and Disaster Recovery using replication or clustering.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages, e.g. Bash and stored procedures.
  • Experience with Postgres a strong plus

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