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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Takealot.com is the leading ecommerce retailer in South Africa and one of the largest, most innovative ecommerce retailers on the African continent. Our mission is to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa, built around the simple concept that the customer comes first. All of our focus is dedicated to improving the customer ...
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    Database Administrator

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    This position reports to the Data Platform Team Lead

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

    • Develop and support multiple MySQL and Postgres database instances, including cloud based solutions

    • Manage database capacity and usage, and able to highlight trends and future requirements

    • Monitor and optimise database performance

    • Develop, manage and improve high-availability solutions including Disaster Recovery

    • Develop backup and recovery procedures

    • Develop and support database replication

    • Work with team mates to improve processes and standards

    • Support the creation and maintenance of development and test database environments

    • Management of database script review, improvement and approval process

    • Be on-call for after-hours support as part of rotation in team

    The skills we need:

    • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy

    • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions

    • Ability to disaggregate and structure solutions to ambiguous problems

    • Solid quantitative skills

    • Ability to interview and interact professionally with internal and external people

    • Capability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally

    • Versatile and with the appetite to learn by doing

    • Able to function with minimal supervision, drive own initiatives

    • Forward thinking with the ability to be innovative and drive initiatives

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree, with a major in a quantitative subject and a minimum of 3 years of experience in an analytical role (e.g. in e-commerce, consulting, engineering) is required. 

    • In the event that a candidate does not have a Bachelor's Degree (with a major in a quantitative subject), an equivalent experience requirement must be met, which equates to a minimum of 6 years of experience in an analytical role (e.g. in e-commerce, consulting, engineering). 

    • Demonstrated experience with relational database physical design

    • A thorough understanding of database principles

    • Experience with open source relational database systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL)

    • CloudSQL/RDS will be beneficial 

    • Experience in Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Storage, Security)

    • Solid understanding of virtualization, cloud computing, containers (GCP/AWS preferably)

    • Experience with monitoring tools like Prometheus, OpsGenie, and Percona will be beneficial

    • Practical experience working with other database systems like BigQuery, Redis and ElasticSearch will be beneficial

    • Experience with Data Warehousing, Data Lakes, Lambda/Kappa architectures will be beneficial

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to takealot.com on boards.greenhouse.io to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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