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MySQL job posting

From: Michael K.
Sent on: Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:04 PM
Hey all:

Yahoo! asked me to post this job description along to the group. Please respond directly to Carla Long if you're interested.

I would like to post the following Sr MySQL DBA Opening for all
your members to view.

Title: SR MySQL DBA Opportunities @ Yahoo!

Job description:

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

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
? 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
Familiarity with some of monitoring applications like
? 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 or equivalent.

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 @ [address removed]
and let me know the best number and time to reach you.


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