Senior Database Administrator – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Senior Database Administrator

A little bit about us:

Proudly Nova Scotian, fiercely world-class. We’re a global marketing service provider and we specialize in affiliate marketing & publishing. We’re a cohesive team of more than 160 skilled marketing & technology experts whose passions and expertise have made us a worldwide industry leader.

We’re on a hyper-growth track to global success, while still maintaining the atmosphere of a small company. Challenge yourself wherever you are in your career and join us at the crossroads of innovation and results! If you’re looking for accelerated opportunities where you can feel empowered to grow, learn, and contribute, join us today.

Is this role right for you:

The Senior Database Administrator reports to the Database Administrator Team Lead and is responsible for the planning, building and maintenance of robust and reliable database clusters supporting our system infrastructure. The key objective of the Database Administration Team, and thus the Senior Database Administrator, is to ensure resulta’s globally deployed database infrastructure is stable, scalable and efficient. To reach this goal, you will collaborate with the Team Lead to define, refine and execute the processes and tasks required. The Senior DBA will help to mentor other team members in their day-to-day tasks. You will also support the Team Lead in planning, technical decisions and collaborating with teams we support for their database needs to develop new insights that could further enhance our platform.

What we want you to own in this role:

  • Guide the Database Administration Team through the creation and execution of our database management;
  • Define and enforce availability and performance SLAs to maintain our high standards;
  • Maintain detailed, up-to-date documentation of internal data assets;
  • Use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to automate creation and destruction of clusters;
  • Define and enforce monitoring and alarming policies to minimize system downtime or performance degradation;
  • Ensure systems are patched, secured and backed up to our standards;
  • Oversee the tuning of database engines for improved efficiency and cost;
  • Co-ordinate with cross-functional experts throughout the company to validate and develop new insights;
  • Collaborate with and support development and other teams in delivering on business objectives;
  • Expert analytical and data-driven decision-making skills;
  • Creative thinking and motivated self-starter with an ability to quickly grasp complex concepts and technologies;
  • Comfortable leading projects from start to finish with minimal supervision;
  • Strong ability to work within aggressive and dynamic timelines;
  • Excellent team player and positive contributor to the culture of the business;
  • Participate in On-call rotation for publishing platform.n

A little bit about you and your qualifications:

  • University degree or diploma in related field and 5+ years of relevant DBA experience;
  • Expert in large scale MySQL database cluster administration;
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL optimization;
  • Experience implementing and maintaining best practices for database backups;
  • Basic Linux system administration experience;
  • Comfortable administering Mongo or a similar document based database system;
  • Intermediate understanding of PostgreSQL database systems;
  • Virtualization experience, specifically AWS cloud computing and clustering;
  • Strong analytical and data-driven decision-making skills;
  • Ability to work within aggressive and dynamic timelines;
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to interact with all levels of end users and technical resources.
  • Experience managing infrastructure with code (Terraform, Ansible, etc);
  • Sufficient knowledge of scripting languages such as Python or PHP for task automation and monitoring components;
  • Familiarity with the Atlassian Stack management tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket).

What’s in it for you:

  • Equipment you need to thrive in your role
  • We invest in our employees through various career development programs
  • Unlimited sick days, enhanced flexible work hours, and an annual fitness allowance
  • 3 weeks annual vacation time, with extra vacation time accrued annually
  • Full benefits from day 1 for you and your family– including 100% employer-paid coverage for Health and Dental benefits
  • Generous Maternity Leave Top-Up program
  • Group RSP with matching employer contributions
  • A beautiful waterfront view with an in-office gym, office bar, and whole lot more!

#Teamresulta is devoted to creating a safe work environment that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and expressions to apply!

More about us:

Our current obsession? Creating an inclusive workplace community that encourages innovative thinking and supports meaningful growth.

Our superpower? We don’t just hire top talent; we cultivate visionaries with entrepreneurial spirits and a ‘can-do’ attitude. We’re not just do-ers, we’re motivators, collaborators, and high performers who work hard, and play harder.

How do we conduct business? We put our people and culture above everything. We’re collaborators who are dedicated to the success and enrichment of our employees, and understand the importance of disconnecting, and balancing work with our personal lives.

ITOps & DevOps
Bedford, Nova Scotia