When you join Verizon

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What you’ll be doing...

Verizon Connect has an immediate need for a Production Database Administrator to join our Dublin based team within Global Database Services.You will be a highly competent, results driven as well as a highly self-motivated individual. This DBA role requires a service oriented mentality, high sense of ownership of the problems and requests assigned, focus on managing and resolving issues in a prompt & efficient manor, establishing and maintaining communication with technology customers to keep them updated with status of their requests, initiating and performing changes on production systems and proactively escalating any issues that cannot be resolved within the established timeframes.

  • 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) on a daily basis to ensure operational issues are identified and resolved promptly.
  • Responding to database related alerts and escalations and working with database engineering to come up with strategic solutions to recurring problems.
  • Enhancing automation for database platform provision process.
  • Enhancing database monitoring & alerting platforms to ensure proactive alerting is always achieved.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.
  • Relevant Database administration experience in a large data environment
  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL & MySQL database architecture and internal components with particular focus on: Custom automated vacuuming, Re-indexing, Statistics, Partition maintenance, H/A implementations, Backups, restores & Point-in-time recovery, Security, Monitoring & alerting.
  • Knowledge of Database Administration on the PostgreSQL (versions 11 & 12) platforms.
  • Knowledge of Database Administration on the MySQL (5.7) platforms.
  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving database problems in a high transaction OLTP environment.
  • Knowledge of Database Performance Tuning & Optimization and Query cost management.
  • Knowledge of writing, debugging and tuning of SQL / PLSQL code.
  • Knowledge of Partitioning on both MySQL & PostgreSQL.
  • Knowledge of vacuum processes and housekeeping of large databases (>2TB).
  • Significant operational and support experience with large data platforms.
  • Experience with scripting/automation (Powershell / Python / sparc preferred).

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Experience with PostgreSQL & MySQL in an AWS environment, especially RDS Aurora implementations.
  • Experience with ownership & management of ElasticSearch in AWS.
  • Experience in working as part of a geographically dispersed team.
  • Experience in any other database management systems (such as SQL Server).
  • Ability to learn new technologies and scripting languages.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume, agile environment.
  • Ability to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm and innovation.