Database Administrator - MySQL Twilio Inc.
Twilio is providing a platform for building modern, communications-enabled applications that are cloud based, scalable, and focused on great user experience.
More than 200,000 developers have signed up to be a part of this disruption, building everything from call centers (Zendesk) to SMS notifications (Uber).
Twilio customers include great brands like airbnb, eBay, Hulu, Intuit, LinkedIn, Quora, Sony, SurveyMonkey, Trulia and WalmartLabs.
Twilio is energizing the $1.3 trillion telecom market. Come help us change communications forever.
About the job:
Twilio is growing exponentially and we are looking for a Database Administrator to build and maintain our database infrastructure. The ideal individual has 5-10 years of experience in MySQL, exceptional analytical skills, strong technical skills as well as the ability to interact with senior leadership and thrives in a fast-paced startup.
Work with Engineering and a world-class data team to build and maintain our database environment and answer big data questions for business stakeholders.
Look for key opportunities and take a proactive approach to analyses; initiate proactive projects to uncover key insights.
Provide key input to the technical team on data requirements.
Educate and evangelize data driven approaches across the organization.
DBA expertise and best practices to scale and optimize the data base services.
Manage MySQL in production/QA/dev environments including installation, configuration, backup, recovery, upgrades, schema changes, etc.
Perform database health monitoring and diagnostics.
Implement monitoring, auditing, and alert systems for MySQL databases.
Troubleshoot and resolve problems with MySQL.
Design, implement, maintain and automate the appropriate backup and recovery architecture required.
Architect, design, implement and maintain site-to-site data replication.
Work with various teams for performance tuning and optimization, query optimization, index tuning, caching, buffer tuning, etc.
Perform capacity planning exercises to properly identify required hardware, software, database configuration/architecture necessary to support application needs.
Data modeling, schema design and review.
Create processes to ensure data integrity and identify potential data errors.
Document and update procedures and processes.
5 - 10 years total database experience.
At least 5 years of experience as a MySQL DBA in a high volume, high impact transactional environment.
At least 5 years of experience with high volume MySQL database administration and in the following areas:
High availability (HA)
Schema design disaster recovery
Database Warehouse experience.
Data Mining and Data Extraction experience.
Experience with optimizing and supporting large multi-terabyte data warehouse environment.
Experience in administration of InnoDB and MyISAM table types.
Strong understanding of Linux operating system, storage solutions, networking (particularly TCP/IP), security, and web servers.
Experience with database performance tuning, DRP, backup and recovery, system architecture and Database & Schema design as well as high availability and distributed concepts.
Strong change management experience ? able to propose and deliver new processes for managing change of a complex data warehouse environment.
Ability to develop procedures, processes and conventions to standardize database operations.
Ability to work cooperatively with software engineers and system administrators.
Strong SQL programming skills.
Strong programming and scripting skills such as:
Shell or Python scripting
Exceptional problem-solving expertise and attention to detail.
Superb self-management skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Great attitude, motivated to learn and can pick things up quickly on their own.
You are not satisfied to learn ?how? things work, you learn ?why?.
Hands on. Passionate. Tenacious. Creative. You get things done -- you are a doer.
Experience with "Big Data": Hadoop, HBase, Solr.
Experience with Cloud based systems or Virtual environments (VMWare, AWS).
Strong experience with database administration work on a commercial strength database platform in a mission critical context.
Competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k and life insurance.
An Amazon Kindle, $30/month to spend on books and a Twilio track jacket after demoing your first Twilio app in front of the company!
Pre-tax commuter benefits.
Catered lunches and a weekly team dinner featuring invited technology and entrepreneurial speakers.
Excellent gear (we ? Apple computers and big monitors ? two if you need 'em).
A strong belief in life/work balance.
How to apply:
Want to stand out? Sign up and build an app using the Twilio API. Include a link to it in your cover letter. Bonus points for pointing out bugs or things that annoyed you/could be better about the platform.
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