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atabase Engineer Clio

Senior D

Toronto ,ON ,Canada

mysql

database

docker

kubernetes

amazon web services

sysadmin

2 months
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada Type: Full-time

We are currently seeking a Senior Database Administrator to join our Distributed Site Reliability Engineering team. This role can be performed from one of our Canadian offices, remotely across Canada, or a combination of both.


What your team does:



Clio is looking for a Senior Database Administrator to join the team that builds and manages our MySQL databases and related systems.


We're building a cross-Canada, distributed team that forms the foundation of Clio's engineering organization:



  • We build, secure, and maintain the infrastructure and critical services that power Clio’s core applications.

  • We help Clions make data-driven decisions by providing observability and transparency for all of our environments.

  • We collaborate with the Clio product development teams to build tools that improve workflows and remove manual labour or friction points.


A day in the life might look like:



  • You’ll be responsible for preparing Clio’s database infrastructure for the future in terms of scale and reliability;

  • You will collaboratively define the roadmap to support business goals, and satisfy application requirements;

  • You will investigate and solve performance problems with our MySQL databases

  • You will use your experience to guide development teams on how to improve and optimize their use of the databases;

  • You will scope, define, and collaborate with developers to implement automation and processes that power reliability of Clio’s datastores;

  • You'll raise the bar by spreading database knowledge to your team;

  • Elevate and educate our engineering processes within Clio, contributing to our cultural values of “No doors, only windows” (an emphasis on collaboration and clear communication) and “Live a learning mindset” (an emphasis on constant self-improvement and evolution in the face of change).


You may be a fit for this role if you:



  • You are equally energized by both your own technical work as well as contributing to the career growth of your team;

  • You have strong opinions that are weakly held, and foster that same attitude in others;

  • You challenge and enable your team to take initiative, explore, and implement new improvements while balancing that work against satisfying the requirements as defined by the business;

  • You believe in providing honest, actionable feedback to your team, and encourage your team to reciprocate;

  • You devise roadmaps to guide the future of our datastores infrastructure in terms of scale and data security


What you should have:



  • Hands-on technical expertise with building and configuring MySQL database servers; Bonus points for understanding how to do this in a cloud environment

  • Experience investigating and solving performance problems with MySQL databases

  • Experience using ProxySQL and the percona toolkit

  • Be prepared to work with and develop the MySQL knowledge to rest of the SRE team

  • A portfolio of successful projects (as well as a collection of lessons learned from failed projects).


Don’t have all of those? The most important part of this job is that you approach new challenges with curiosity and a drive to apply what you learn to fixing root causes, not just symptoms. Deep curiosity and a desire to learn will help you succeed in this job, combined with a drive to help others by shipping code.

Serious bonus points if you have:



  • Experience using migrations tools, pt-online-schema-change or gh-ost

  • Experience managing hosts with Puppet.

  • Experience working with Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Experience developing with Ruby or GoLang.

  • Experience managing AWS resources with CloudFormation or Terraform.

  • Experience scripting with BASH.


Where your team works:


Clio is currently transitioning to a workplace that is distributed by design. This means that Clio offers employees more choice: the opportunity to work from one of our hub offices across Canada, remotely, or a combination of both. We have invested in best-in-class tools, technology, and culture to ensure our team members are able to do their best work whether they prefer to work from an office or remotely.

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