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Sr. Database Engineer

Visa, Austin TX, US

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Esential Functions:

Primarily the architecture, engineering, deployment and support of MySQL database environment.

Support Database Platform Engineering in the architecture, development and deployment of MySQL Database on LUW in high SLA environments. This includes, but is not limited to, advanced to expert engineering and implementation of the following: 

  • Manage, support and maintain database technology and infrastructure, adhering to the architectural guidelines and policies.
  • Database administration for off the shelf and internally developed applications, ensure continuous 24x7 operation and availability in support of mission critical business applications and participating in on-call rotation.
  • Install, configure, monitor, upgrade and maintain MySQL databases in production and non-production environments.
  • Support local/across the DC failover with High Availability Disaster Recovery environment with MySQL native Replication. Participate in Database Maintenance and DR activities.
  • Write/maintain OS level scripts for DB automation and application maintenance.
  • Provide technical expertise and hands-on support in consolidation and migration of databases to new hardware and platforms.
  • Physical implementation of databases, storage structures, high-availability solutions, replication, and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Proactive and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of escalated Level 2 and Level3 issues.
  • Regular database capacity planning related to database growth and system utilization, trend analysis, predictive future database resource requirements, and the structured organized reporting of the same.
  • Work closely with other Infrastructure engineering, product development, business operations, and technical operations to ensure delivery of database services within the SLA’s and performance targets.
  • Adapt business requirements, model data, and develop database specifications, table and element attributes.
  • Participate in the evaluation, selection and implementation of DBA tools to improve the effectiveness of tasks such as performance monitoring and tuning, recovery, and database change management processing.
  • Ability to work well as a team and as an individual with minimal supervision.

Basic Qualifcations

  • 2 years of work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-4 years of MySQL High Availability solutions, managing complex replication topology like Group Replication, Classic / GTID Replication.
  • MySQL InnoDB Cluster experience or alike is a plus
  • Strong understanding of MySQL database fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of MySQL Classic / GTID Replication fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of MySQL database security management
  • Should have strong UNIX platform skills and understanding of network, storage, tiered application environments and security.
  • Proficiency in writing SQL procedures and functions for administration and application support
  • Strong  knowledge of operating systems, Shell scripting, Perl/Python scripting is a plus
  • Good interpersonal skills along with effective communication (both written and verbal) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex systems and database environment issues.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs.
  • Work experience in a Financial Institution will be preferred.

Travel Requirements

  • This position requires the incumbent to travel up to 10% of the time.

Work Hours

  • Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Mental/Physical Requirements

  • This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

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