is a fast-growing online fashion business based in South Africa. We’re obsessive about our high performance yet collaborative culture and are looking for leaders to join our team.
We think big, move fast, take ownership and are used to winning. We’re lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who are experts in their field, working together to create a world class brand.
Our ideal candidates have a passion for technology, they are constantly exploring, learning and improving their skills. They know where to apply what they have learned and they share their knowledge freely.
We embrace fit for purpose technology, meaning we have a diverse stack. Just like our culture, we obsess about building systems that are elegant, performant, reliable and scalable.
Our teams are autonomous, collaborative units that share a business and engineering vision, but have the freedom to tweak and influence how they go about their mission.
We are looking for a Senior Database Administrator / Reliability Engineer who is a self-starter and is comfortable taking ownership over assigned projects while working collaboratively in a team environment.
The Database Reliability Engineer will need to work with colleagues at all levels of the organization. Superbalist.com is a rapidly expanding company and we are interested in candidates who are innovative and driven to make a positive impact to the team.
This position reports to the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Team Lead.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
Deploy and support multiple MySQL database instances
Monitor and manage database capacity
Monitor and optimize database performance, including auditing indexes & usage
Work with teams to optimise database usage : queries, indexes, and database structures
Develop and manage database migrations approval process
Develop backup and testable recovery procedures
Develop and support database replication
Work with teams to improve processes and standards
Working with multiple stakeholders, including : Engineering, Data Science, Data Engineering and Business Intelligence units
Support the creation and maintenance of development and test database environments
5+ years of experience in a similar role
B.Sc in Computer Science or Electrical (& Computer) Engineering or related field is advantageous
Experience with e-commerce type applications is advantageous
Demonstrated experience with relational database design, performance tuning and capacity planning especially on MySQL based environments
Solid Linux administration experience
Experienced in at least one scripting language (Go / Bash advantageous)
Solid experience in Issue Tracking systems (Jira advantageous)
Solid experience to Version Control systems (Git advantageous)
Experience working in a cloud environment (Kubernetes experience advantageous)
AREAS OF MASTERY
In depth experience in MySQL / MariaDB
In depth knowledge of normalisation, optimisation and sharding
Working with multiple master / replica databases
Experience with scrubbing data (PII) & building fixtures for Development
Working with Kubernetes (& databases in Kubernetes)
Working in microservice / SOA / event based architectures
Understanding of Site Reliability Engineering principles and the concept of Database Reliability Engineering
Practical experience working with database systems like PostgreSQL, Mongo and Google BigQuery (and knowing when to utilise them)
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Strong drive for results
Be comfortable working within a team
Good communication skills
Build and maintain relationships
Takealot Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.