Database Team Leader
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
1d ago
source : Careers24

One Of South Africas leading online retailers is looking for a highly talented Database Team Lead to lead the Database Engineering team in Cape Town.

Their database team is focused on supporting, maintaining, and improving all things database. With a number of opensource database systems, from Relational Databases, to Graph Databases and NoSQL, the team maintains the infrastructure, applications, and looks after the data.

They are also ensuring that they maintain high levels of uptime and support the growing environment. This fast growing company, which brings a number of unique and interesting challenges, is not only growing quickly within the organization, but there is a lot of opportunity to shape the tools, technologies, and culture of data in the company.

This position reports to the Engineering Director Your responsibilities will include : Architecting and implementing technical solutions to support scale and security initiatives Operational work, ensuring databases are operating smoothly, creating databases, users, tables, schema changes, bulk data changes, etc.

Maintenance and hygiene for longevity, attending to upgrades, ensuring backups are happening and healthy, capacity planning and forecasting Automation of repetitive tasks through scripting or code Mentoring and coaching of data best practices within the organization.

Driving the adoption of these best practices to ensure data hygiene. Implementing features, technology, and processes that move us towards industry best practices, improving on scalability, efficiency, reliability, and security Responding to Incidents · Attributes required Works well with people, and is passionate about helping people be their best Is a team player, an active listener, mentor, and able to communicate well Shows solid reasoning and decision making, with the ability to work under pressure Is passionate about technology, systems and data Is curious, always learning, and keeping up to date with the industry Has a deep understanding of database engines Has a solid grasp on query performance analysis and schema design Can troubleshoot complex database operations and performance issues Can automate tasks using shell scripting or writing small applications · Qualifications / Experience : Comp-sci Degree or 5 to 10 years relevant industry experience Experience with open source relational database systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL) Experience in Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security) Experience leading a team technically, with a focus on a very high quality output Experience mentoring, coaching, and developing others technically Experience working within an Agile team, and an advocate of that culture Significant technical experience and a proven track record of database schema design, and query optimization A thorough understanding of database principles Write code (we use Python) A solid understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP, nmap, wireshark, etc) Experience with a configuration management system (Puppet, Chef, Ansible) Experience with Kafka, PubSub, or other event-based systems Experience with Cassandra, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, and other database systems Experience with Data warehousing, data lakes, lambda / kappa architectures · The Environment : Here all employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

They have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where you can improve.

Short on ego and high on output. Doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all. They love what they do and what we are creating.

  • We seek to employ an Extraordinary Mind who : is forthright but respectful is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute is analytical, able to use data to make decisions is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input is curious and challenge the status quo is innovative and enjoys iteration is collaborative will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts thinks like an owner of the business.
  • is SMART , has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING · If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

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