Database Administrator
Xplor
Auckland, Auckland, NZ
5d ago

Company Description

Take a seat on the Xplor rocketship and join us as a Database Administrator in Auckland to help people succeed across the world.

From dropping your kids off at childcare, getting something at home repaired, going to the gym or a fitness studio, to picking up your dry cleaning our software, payments, and commerce-accelerating technologies help businesses automate operations, save time and effort, overcome obstacles, and form lasting relationships with their customers.

Job Description

About the opportunity

Database Administrators are responsible for keeping database systems that support all production systems running smoothly 24 / 7 / 365.

Database Administrators utilise a mix of skills from administration, data engineering, and software development to apply sound engineering principles, operational discipline and mature software development and automation, specialising in databases (MSSQL in particular).

Administrators work in partnership with our SRE, infrastructure, and development teams.

Responsibilities :

  • Construct and maintain automated database change pipelines in concert with our Site Reliability Team
  • Provide software developers assistance with database changes
  • Monitor lower environments to detect any performance impact as changes are promoted
  • Proactively address issues that may arise in lower environments which would cause a slowdown in software development
  • Diagnose and assist in resolving suboptimal database access patterns (i.e. Deadlocks, Excessive Blocking)
  • Utilise monitoring solutions to provide prompt alerting of issues and outages
  • Assist with building and maintaining database infrastructure using industry best practices to ensure reliability, security, capacity, and performance.
  • OnCall support rotation with the rest of the team
  • Qualifications

    What would make me a good candidate?

  • BA / BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with RDBMS systems.
  • Experience in automation using coding / scripting languages.
  • Available for on-call schedule.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable on Microsoft SQL Server internals
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Azure
  • Familiarity with Terraform or other Infrastructure as Code solutions
  • Familiarity with high availability architecture such as SQL Server AlwaysOn
  • Familiarity with NoSQL data storage such as MongoDB
  • Familiarity with Splunk queries and alerts
  • Experience with version control (git)
  • Experience with Azure DevOps Pipelines
  • Experience with multi-terabyte database systems
  • Experience with PowerShell
  • Experience with the Redgate SQL Toolbelt
  • Ecosystem (tools and technologies) :

  • MSSQL Server AlwaysOn / Azure SQL
  • MongoDB ReplicaSets
  • Azure DevOps
  • PowerBI
  • Powershell / Python / SSIS (automation and ETL)
  • Terraform / Ansible
  • Red-Gate SQL Toolbelt
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