Visual effects studio seeks MySQL DBA, based in Soho, London

Database Administrator / Developer
Start Date – Immediate

Responsible to: Head of Systems and Features Technology

Main Purpose of Job:

MPC (The Moving Picture Company) leads the world in post production and visual effects for the Feature Film, Advertising, Digital and Television industries. We are currently seeking a Database Administrator to ensure the ongoing smooth operation of MPC’s global production systems as we continue to grow. We operate a sophisticated global digital asset management and automated workflow system based around a distributed database architecture built using MySQL. We are looking for someone to take our database infrastructure to the next level to allow us to continue to scale out and improve performance for this critical cornerstone of our infrastructure. This role will also collaborate closely with our software developers to continually improve performance and quality of our software.
Key Tasks/duties:
·Primarily responsible for our global database infrastructure
·Maintenance of production, development and test databases
·Drive improvements in performance and reliability
·Monitor usage, forecast capacity requirements, plan upgrades and scalability improvements
·Work with colleagues to maintain regular, reliable, timely and viable backups
·Maintain database aspects of disaster recovery plan
·Manage changes, test and benchmark before deployment in the production environment
·Collaborate with developers for schema design, query optimisation, software architecture and ad hoc problem solving
·Mentoring team members, maintain documentation and ongoing education of staff
·Opportunity to work on other systems development tasks as and when database responsibilities allow
·Assist colleagues in Systems with infrastructure and software support as and when needed.
·Significant experience managing large relational database infrastructures
·Good working knowledge of MySQL in addition to other RDBMSs.
·Strong Linux experience, can demonstrate how kernel and filesystem affects database performance
·Well disciplined in change management, best practices for making changes to critical systems
·Experience of managing business-critical systems in a 24×7 environment
·Good knowledge and experience using at least two of bash, Perl, Python or C/C++
·Knowledge of technologies such as Apache, PHP, git, make, rpm, yum, strace etc.
Salary: Competitive remuneration package
Location: London
Application Closing Date: (None) Ongoing recruitment
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the movie industry at the leading edge of VFX production, continually pushing the limits of technology. If you are interested please apply online here:….developer.html

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