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MySQL DBA - Dell SecureWorks

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Date Posted: Thursday, January 25th, 2024
Job Location: Atlanta, GA
Pay Rate: Market
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Duration: Permanent
Required Skills: AIX, Backup and Recovery, Database, Database Administration, DB2, DBA, Development, Lifecycle, Linux, Management, MySQL, Networking, OLAP, OLTP, Oracle, Project, QA, Scripts, SDLC, Security, SQL, SQL Server, Unix

Job Description:

MySQL DBA - Dell SecureWorks - IT Operations

Dell SecureWorks is a market leader in information security services with more than 4,000 clients worldwide spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Organizations of all sizes, across all industries rely on Dell SecureWorks to protect their assets, improve compliance and reduce costs. The combination of strong client service, award-winning security technology and experienced security professionals makes Dell SecureWorks the premier provider of information security services for any organization. Positioned as a leader of the MSSP industry by several global industry analyst firms, Dell SecureWorks also has received SC Magazine's "Best Managed Security Service" award and Frost and Sullivan's North America Security Incident Mitigation and Response Client Value Leadership Award, among others.

Role Overview

This is a MySQL DBA position responsible for the 24x7 availability of mission critical databases in Production and QA environments. There is a high expectation in availability, performance and scalability to support the tremendous growth of various Internet services provided by the company.

Daily activities will include supporting critical MySQL & SQL Server databases, performing monitoring and space management, reviewing and implementing schema design, fine tuning database and SQL statements. This person must have both OLTP and OLAP experience and will work in a cross-function environment with project managers, engineers and system & network administrators to roll out new services.

Role Responsibilities

-Utilize strong database administration experience and technical expertise for 24x7 monitoring and management of a large number of MySQL instances with large data sets as well as unique networking set-ups

-Responsible for responding to support escalations which involve troubleshooting complex technical

problems and resolving data/configuration issues within defined service level objectives

-Provide strategic and thought leadership among peers on complex projects

-Collaboration with peers in understanding new database technologies, assessing impact to security services operations, and proposing solutions to existing business problems

-Collaboration in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to develop detailed enhancement/bug definitions, write functional requirements, translate the requirements into solution designs, and

navigate the functional requirements through to Production deployments

-Proactively look for ways to create operational efficiencies as it pertains to the tools and technology used by Dell SecureWorks to support their customer base

-Participate in, or directly work on any additional projects, assignments, or initiatives assigned by management

-Create/maintain documentation for operational procedures

-Document and perform system upgrades, application updates, and define monitoring requirements

based on customer needs

-Occasional shift work required

-Participation in 24x7 on-call rotation required Experience

As a managed security provider, Dell SecureWorks expects its employees to understand and apply commonly known security practices and possess a working knowledge of applicable industry controls such as NIST 800-53. Employees will be expected to acknowledge their security responsibilities in writing prior to gaining access to company systems. Employees will be required to maintain a working knowledge of local security policies and execute general controls as assigned.


-Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Information

Technology Engineering, or equivalent work experience

-8+ years of MySQL database administration experience (In particular, 5.5 and 5.6)

-4+ years of data warehousing experience and proven experience in supporting 24x7 high volume production OLTP databases

-Strong experience with various MySQL and open-source monitoring tools in addition to writing custom database-monitoring scripts

-Strong experience securing MySQL databases and implementing additional security best practices

-Experience with various features of MySQL; like replication, partitioning, clustering etc.

-Strong SQL tuning skills and experience migrating/upgrading MySQL databases and applying required patches

-Experience converting business requirements into technical database specifications utilizing latest

MySQL features and strong system administration experience supporting various UNIX platforms including Linux and AIX


-Experience with other database technologies such as Oracle/SQL Server/ DB2 a big plus

-Familiar with various database backup and recovery strategies

This position is located in Atlanta, GA

Company Description

With more than 100,000 team members globally, we promote an environment that is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit in which the company was founded. Dell's team members are committed to serving our communities, regularly volunteering for over 1,500 non-profit organizations. The company has also received many accolades from employer of choice to energy conservation. Our team members follow an open approach to technology innovation and believe that technology is essential for human success.

Why work with us?

Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology. When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution. Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships. We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential. Our team members' health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.

Department: Services IT - Database Administration

Posted by:

Dell Inc.
1 Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78682

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