Database Reliability Engineer

Full Time London London IT Job Pro UK

Database Reliability Engineer opportunity to join a highly successful company providing high-scale PKI and identity and access management (IAM) solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE).

Summary of the role

The business has an Infrastructure Engineering team based in London and are looking for an outstanding Data Reliability Engineer with a strong DevOps mentality and good Linux skills to join, supporting databases in the company's Data Centres all over the globe.

You must be passionate about squeezing every ounce of performance from your databases – be as comfortable working with SQL Tables as JSON documents, selecting the right tool for each job and optimizing the configuration and schema for the use-case.

You "automate the heck out of everything" to help yourself and your fellow colleagues, preventing the need for ever having to work through the same process twice.

Salary – up to £85,000 Package + Benefits

Job responsibilities and accountabilities

Maintenance and ongoing improvement of the existing Linux-based database real-estate, including:
Ensuring the presence of monitoring and alerting for proactive issue resolution
Scaling and lifecycle management
Working directly with the Engineering team on schema changes to support new functionality
Stability and performance monitoring and management across all layers of the system.
Scheduling and performing updates to ensure the latest security and bug fixes are applied, and new features are made available.
Management of data objects throughout the platform, including within message queuing and out-of-band (e.g. logging) systems.
Development of tooling and scripts to automate regular tasks.
Working with Infrastructure Team to set up one-touch deployment and centralised management of database servers.
Research technologies, prototype their use and recommend the optimum solution for a given problem.
Work with the Engineering team to identify the best tool for each job, ensuring it is deployed and configured in an optimal and compliant manner.
Ensure Disaster Recover procedures are in place and compliant with agreed RTO and RPO objectives. Support disaster recovery and business continuity exercises.
Documentation and reporting for reference and compliance.

Skills required

Experience managing Linux databases & Persistence stores including Postgres / Mongo / MySQL / ElasticSearch

Essential

A degree in a computer science, data related field or equivalent work experience

Essential

A collaborative inclusive working approach both with the team and the wider engineering organisation

Essential

Strong Linux knowledge and sysadmin skills

Essential

DevOps Mentality including strong automation skills

Essential

Problem solving and troubleshooting ability and experience

Essential

Specific experience with our OS's, Packages & tooling e.g. Debian/ Redhat / FreeBSD / Chef / Ansible / Python / Bash / Bamboo/ Jenkins / Git

Desirable

AWS Knowledge including data stores

Desirable

An interest in & an understanding of – Security, PKI, and general regulation around data

Desirable

The company offers fantastic benefits including:

Company profitability scheme participation after successful completion of your probationary period.
Group life insurance (death in service benefit) which will pay out a sum equal to four times your annual basic salary to your nominated dependants, cover is from employment start date and for the duration of your employment.
Group income protection insurance which will cover you if you are unable to work
Salary sacrifice workplace pension scheme with 5% employer contribution, auto enrolment from employment start date.
Holiday (annual leave) entitlement of 25 days per holiday year (January to December) plus 8 paid bank holidays (pro-rated in first year of employment if not a full holiday year).
Buying and selling of holiday, scheme opens twice a year.
Additional 2 days of holiday (as a one-off) in the holiday year in which your 5th anniversary of employment occurs, and for each subsequent 5-year anniversary.
Group private health (medical) insurance cover for you, cover is from employment start date and for the duration of your employment.
lusive perks and discounts, from cinema tickets to money on meals out. The offers promote financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing).
Free health snacks provided, such as a fruit basket.
Free hot drinks provided, such as: tea, americano, hot chocolate, cappuccino and latte.
Flexible dress code.
Interest-free Season Ticket Loan.

To find out more about Computer Futures please visit

Computer Futures, a trading division of SThree Partnership LLP is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy | Registered office | 1st Floor, 75 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BE, United Kingdom | Partnership Number | OC(phone number removed) England and Wales

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