Senior MySQL Database Administrator

Ref#: 14972

Function: IT

Location: Canada, ON, Waterloo

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OpenText enables the digital world as the global leader in Enterprise Information Management, both on premises or in the cloud. We embrace all things digital and are committed to being the Best Place to Work for our Employees in over 140 locations around the world.

We obsess over our customers to ensure they are wildly successful in embracing the Digital World. Our customers entrust us with their most important information, we need to be their most trusted partner. What we do, we do well. What we create, we do purposefully to impact the world. If you believe in this and are passionate about enabling the Digital World then let OpenText turn your career vision into reality.

The Opportunity: 

As an Oracle MySQL Server DBA, you are largely responsible for providing operational database services to the organization. Your responsibilities include owning, tracking and resolving database related incidents and requests, fulfilling requests and resolving incidents within SLAs, reviewing service related reports (e.g: database backups, maintenance, monitoring performance) on a daily basis to ensure service related issues are identified and resolved within established SLAs, responding to database related alerts and escalations as well as engineering strategic solutions to recurring problems. You have a very high level of detail, a service oriented mentality, a high sense of ownership of the problems and requests assigned, and focus on managing and resolving issues 24/7. The ability to architect and deploy new system implementations as well as support older technology is essential to your role.  

This role can be located at in any of the following offices: Brook Park (OH), Alpharetta (GA), Tinton Falls (NJ), Gaithersburg (MD), Austin (TX), Waterloo (ON).

You are great at:

  • Performing complex level work which requires broad technical knowledge, training and understanding, combined with creative and independent thinking and conceptual ability to relate work performed with technical business context.
  • Recovering 100% of the databases when problems arise by identifying, addressing, and correcting key aspects of a problem and addressing them at an early state by determining the best technical resolution.
  • Owning the performance of all database queries and internal database performance.
  • Understanding data locking concepts and the different levels of locking in MySQL.
  • Providing strong systems administration and automation skills
  • Installing, configuring and maintaining MySQL multi-level replication worldwide.
  • Performing on-call support functions for the appropriate application or system.
  • Being the subject matter expert in regards to all aspects of Database design as well as supporting and writing database code and scripting language.

What it takes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or related degree.
  • Minimum of 8 years of related Database experience. Equivalent work related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Expert knowledge of the following MySQL versions: 4 and 5
  • Strong MySQL skills but also significant general system administration skills on Oracle Solaris, Linux and Windows environments. Proficient writing shell scripts as well as knowledge in general systems administration tasks.
  • Extensive experience in database and query tuning along with providing support for 24x7 production environments.
  • In-depth knowledge in MySQL Clustering and Replication and experience with VMWare solutions.
  • Highly experienced in multi-Gigabyte, high transactional databases.
  • Experienced in designing, developing, testing and rolling out of complex enterprise applications to completion in terms of Database. 
  • Experienced designing and implementing database disaster recovery solutions with an emphasis on Log Shipping implementations.
  • Experience across multiple RDBMS vendors is highly desired to include Oracle 11g/12c, PostgreSQL, and Sybase ASE. Must be willing to learn and support different RDBMS.

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. We draw on our diversity and collective genius as we continue to shape a better future for our customers and be the Best Place to Work for our employees- nothing is off the table at OpenText. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email

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