Database Administrator MySQL/MariaDB job

Job Description

Flow Traders is looking for an experienced Database Administrator MySQL/MariaDB to join our growing DBA team in Amsterdam. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business.  We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities. If you aim high, the sky is the limit!

In this role, you will be working closely with the software engineering, the IT department and the business on the setup, management and continuous evolution of a global database landscape constituting one of the corner stones of our operations.

Some of the technologies we use

  • MySQL and MariaDB
  • InnoDB
  • Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM)
  • Master High Availability (MHA)
  • Galera Cluster
  • ProxySQL
  • Puppet
  • GSSAPI
  • MariaDB audit plugin
  • Cassandra
  • MariaDB ColumnStore
  • High scale projects (e.g. 5mio+write/s)
  • MS SQL Server >= 2014 Enterprise
  • ANSI SQL and T/SQL stored procedure development

What you will do

  • Design, setup and management of databases and data stores
  • Design and implementation of the highly available, scalable database systems
  • Design, implementation and testing of the backup, restore and archive plans
  • Review and optimization of data models. Performance monitoring and optimizing. Storage and capacity planning and forecasting
  • Conducting operational tasks on the databases: maintenance, upgrades and migrations

A day in the life

Before you get into the office our monitoring systems will already have notified you of any issues that might need tending to, urgent issues will be addressed remotely before you leave home for the office. When you get in you will have a closer look at the operations by gathering information from several monitoring and informational sources. Once you are confident that everything is under control you grab a coffee or two and tend to your emails, adding anything necessary to your daily planning. During all of this, on some days, you should expect to be interrupted by phones calls, incoming chats, more emails and people at your desk. Being able to prioritize and delegate is necessary in this role. Once you have your base plan for the day organized and prioritized, you set out to work through it.

Typical items in your planning will range from lesser complicated requests, such as: setting up databases and security accounts, implementing database alterations, upgrades and migrations to more complex matters such as: assisting in designing, developing and rolling out entire new projects, designing, maintaining and troubleshooting complex (global) replication topologies and high pressure recovery situations, among many many more interesting and challenging stuff. Any of these situations can and will sometimes be paired with a time pressure factor.

To assist you in maintaining the required level of knowledge and experience and to enable your individual growth, we stimulate and provide budget for educational purposes as well as conference and event attendance.

You will be part of a skilled, diverse and enthusiastic team, who work in a highly cooperative, transparent and structured manner, communicating frequently with each other. You can expect your team members to help you grow and perform to your potential by providing an environment in which we discuss where we can improve as well as reflect on our accomplishments.

You will enjoy a mix of both time to fill in your own day as you see fit, as well as individual and group targets and projects that we define as a team.

As we expect your hard work ethics, at Flow Traders we also provide more than average possibilities to relax and regenerate after a hard day’s work. These options range from top-notch gym facilities, healthy food and beverages to a games room and cold beers at our own bar and lounge. Working for Flow is nothing short of an excellent experience where all of your needs are met, both on the clock and after hours.

What you need to succeed

  • In-depth experience with MySQL and MariaDB
  • Solid understanding of InnoDB
  • Experience with non-structured data stores
  • Experience managing a global database landscape
  • Proficient with Linux command line, experience with Linux based systems administration and shell scripting
  • Experience with and understanding of the replication mechanisms
  • Backup, restore and archiving methods
  • Teamwork and problem-solving attitude

What we offer

We like to think that talent grows at Flow and stays at Flow. To ensure this, we provide our employees with an extensive onboarding program, access to Flow Academy, the best working environment, the latest technology and continuous support. We go out of our way to retain the small business feeling with which we started and stimulate innovation and collaboration through teamwork and our non-hierarchical approach. We offer competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and other fantastic perks and benefits, such as:

  • Flow Academy for continuous learning and opportunities to attend domain-related conferences
  • Our own company boat
  • In-house gym and sessions with our nutritionist or personal trainer
  • In-house Bar and Lounge with an arcade, table tennis, billiards table and game consoles
  • Daily catered lunch, amazing coffee and a fully stocked kitchen and snack bar
  • Weekly chair massages
  • Annual company trip and a variety of events throughout the year, such as the Year End Party that exceeds expectations
  • Global rotations between our offices worldwide
  • and more!

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.