MySQL Database Administrator

  • Sheffield
  • £Competitive + free broadband, phone & TV package, bonus
  • 37.5hrs/week
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About Plusnet

Plusnet is a Yorkshire based ISP with a unique brand identity. It’s a fast paced environment yet our offices have a distinctly friendly and informal feel to them - we know that you can do great business without the suits. We believe in making a difference, team work and putting the customer first in everything that we do. It’s an approach that’s allowed us to keep delivering award winning products and services for nearly 20 years!

Whatever your career ambitions, Plusnet is committed to giving you the skills and support that you need in order to achieve your goals; whether it’s training and development or just a breather over a game of table tennis or pool!

Of course there’s lots of other reasons to work at Plusnet; we’ll support you through a wide range of “Plusnetter” perks including free staff broadband & phone packages, pension, bonus & shares scheme and numerous discounts on items such as cinema tickets, mobile tariffs, city parking, gym memberships and much more!

So, if you’re looking to think creatively, challenge yourself and make the decisions that matter - we’d love to hear from you!

About the job

As MySQL DBA you will administer, design and support the databases that Plusnet require for the operation of its business. You will also support the Network Operations and Application Development teams during and after project delivery.

You will be required to solve business problems and further business success by applying industry, application and technical knowledge through the definition of high level solutions. In addition you will work proactively with the business to define new initiatives. You will encourage people to share knowledge for mutual benefit, and keep an eye on developments in the wider IT industry; to ensure the skills within the function remain at the cutting-edge to meet future business requirements.

As a MySQL Database Administrator you will...

  • Ensure that the Plusnet Databases are operationally maintained by following best practice for database performance, tuning, monitoring, backup and recovery
  • Assist with the design of database schemes and instances together with the Software Developers and Network Support teams
  • Ensure the integration of application function and database queries are dealt with effectively
  • Create and document the design of the technical and service elements required to meet project and pilot requirements
  • Configure and deploy database software to the projects technical specifications in an accurate, resilient and timely manner whilst ensuring as few issues as possible
  • Assist with the reporting of database information such as creation of datasets, ad hoc reports and modification of data as required
  • Provide support to other engineering functions with regards to on going projects
  • Draft reports and make recommendations to managers and project sponsors
  • Provide analytical and innovative input to projects/operational issues as well as support negotiations
  • Provide problem diagnosis and resolution liaising with peers, suppliers and customer/developer groups where appropriate; available to support P1 emergencies and could be asked to provide full 24-hour on call emergency support

In order to apply you must...

…the following skills, experience and outlook…



Strong experience of MySQL, v4 and v5 / MariaDB 10

Some exposure to Oracle 10g, preferably with RAC and ASM

Good knowledge of Linux, preferably Debian

Experience of scripting languages eg. Perl

Ability to work and embody an open and honest community



Project Management/Delivery

Experience with MariaDB Cluster (Galera) and MaxScale

Any relevant industry qualifications or equivalent knowledge



Strong communicator

Plans own work, to meet given objectives and processes

Experience within an ISP environment is desirable

Able to produce quality work whilst working to demanding timescales

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