Senior Database Administrator THPS

Location: Any, Canada
Date Posted: 17-04-2018
Champion MySQL practice and build innovative solutions in an enterprise environment.
Join our team
The Database Administration team is dedicated to maintain the databases, performance and tuning, and new builds that support TELUS Health & Payment Solutions (THPS) to deliver healthcare systems, claims and financial processing solutions.  This expert team provide innovative solutions within a large enterprise, multi-sites environment. They’re always keen to be at the forefront of new technologies, learn and do things differently, and support each other’s growth. The team’s passion and leadership is evident in their ongoing drive to improve existing processes and create brand new best practices and standards.
The impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together!

As a Senior Database Administrator, you’ll pioneer a Greenfield initiative - establish and define our MySQL practice.  Your thoughtful reasoning, creative ideas and recommendations will contribute towards the development of a new product as well as influence two existing products for THPS.  You’re known as a collaborative leader with a stellar reputation for delivering on projects and being an awesome coach and mentor. The collective passion we have to transform cool and complex technologies to provide better healthcare outcomes for Canadians is a major source of inspiration and pride.
Here’s how
  • As an Expert in your field, you’ll
    • Plan, automate and implement database backup and recovery
    • Deliver capacity planning and system-level architecture
    • Create, configure, upgrade and optimize databases as well as driving the automation of these functions
    • Configure and optimize operating system and storage
    • Perform proactive and reactive database tuning
    • Maintain specialized environments such as log shipping, replication, cluster-based instances, etc
  • As a Security Steward, you’ll
    • Perform database security checks and audits, including compliance-related reporting and controls
    • Apply patches on a per need bases for security and bug fixes
    • Provide disaster recovery and fail over services
  • As a Business Owner, you’ll
    • Define and maintain quantitative SLA’s and support the enhancement of current service levels
    • Define and automate standard operations procedures (SOP)
    • Collaborate with database vendor support to resolve complex challenges
You’re the missing piece of the puzzle
  • 7 or more years of related experience in a high traffic, enterprise environment
  • In-depth experience with MySQL includes sharding and partitioning
  • Experience using SQL & NoSQL technologies (Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL) and cache layer technologies (Redis and Redis as a Service)
  • Experience with logical/physical database design, clustering techniques, replication techniques and technologies
  • Experience with UNIX & Windows Shell and related scripting languages
  • Knowledge of infrastructure automation frameworks (Puppet & Ansible), cloud infrastructure environments, data warehousing and enterprise IT concepts
  • Knowledge of auto heal/auto scale container frameworks such as OpenShift, Kuberbetes, CloudFoundry
  • Willingness and availability to work in a rotating on-call schedule
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Diploma in Technology
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