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Silicon Valley MySQL Group Message Board › Senior MySQL DBA Opportunities @ Yahoo!

Senior MySQL DBA Opportunities @ Yahoo!

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The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

How Big Can You Think?

Platforms Department
The Yahoo! Platforms Department develops and operates the core platforms for all of Yahoo?s many web destinations. Platforms are a strategic differentiator allowing Yahoo! to deliver a more consistent, personalized and integrated experience to our customers.

Essential Job Functions
? Installation, configuration and maintenance of MySQL databases
? Tuning MySQL servers and troubleshooting performance problems
? Setting up MySQL backup, replication, load balancing and clustering
? Monitor MySQL databases for efficiency and help drive improvements
? Diagnose OS, network and storage issues. Tuning hardware and software settings.
? Work with development team to help them create highly reliable data applications
? Coordinating with IT and developers on new product releases

Non-essential Job Functions
? Maintain and troubleshoot production data pipeline and data tools
? Create tools and processes to automate MySQL administration and monitoring
? Create MySQL best practices documentation and work with teams to help them understand how MySQL may fit into their applications
? Work with IT to manage hardware resources

? Excellent problem solving, multi-tasking and communication skills. Good prioritization skills
? Very strong sense of responsibility and commitment.
? Fast learner with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
? Knowledge of the features, pros, and cons of MySQL storage engines. InnoDB previous experience is a must
? Ability to provide on-call support as well to handle out-of-band requests.
? Familiarity with Perl DBI, Shell scripting and MySQL administration tools.
? UNIX/Linux system administration and Oracle experience is a big plus
? Experience with building system and application level monitoring tools for large deployment are highly preferable. Familiarity with some of monitoring applications like Netsaint/Nagios.
? 5+ years of experience in release engineering, operations and technical support.
? Detailed knowledge of the UNIX/Linux operating system, prior experience with FreeBSD system administration is a plus.
? Bachelor's degree in Computer Science

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings, please visit­.

If you would like to take advantage of an outstanding opportunity to work for Yahoo at our Sunnyvale Facility, please forward a copy of your resume to Carla at and let me know the best number and time to reach you.
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