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Senior Database Administrator - Weta Digital, New Zealand

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  • Senior Database Administrator - Weta Digital, New Zealand

    We are looking for enthusiastic team players with experience in data engineering, big data and database administration to introduce new processes and procedures to improve the way we administer and make use of our data.

    The Infrastructure Services team provides support to the development community at Weta Digital - our scope includes tools and support for version control, build systems, database platform management and developer consulting.

    Role responsibilities include:
    • Instituting a program of works to upgrade and optimise our core MySQL, PostgreSQL and Elastic clusters
    • Best practice database administration: provisioning, monitoring, cloning, replication, backups, upgrades, availability, performance monitoring, trouble shooting, recovery, archiving, tuning, query optimisation, change control
    • Developer support, user education, and provision of various development and data-oriented services
    • Platform architecture, project-based work, strategy development, technology research
    • This is a significant opportunity to own, shape and improve the way Weta Digital manages and uses its data. It would suit candidates with a DBA, analyst programming, SQL report writing or statistics background, or other similar prior experience.

    Desirable Skills & Experience:
    • RDBMS administration: MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL with exposure to large datasets in HA environments
    • Familiarity with Elasticsearch, Kafka or similar adjunct data systems
    • Infrastructure automation using Puppet (preferred), Ansible, Terraform or similar orchestration tools
    • Proficiency in a common scripting language (Python preferred - Ruby, Go and NodeJS acceptable)
    • Strong Linux experience (Ubuntu / Debian preferred, Fedora / RHEL acceptable)
    • Monitoring systems such as Sensu
    • An eye for detail, with strong problem solving skills
    • Leadership, project management, ability to liaise across the organisation

    Nice to have:
    • Source code management experience using Git
    • Continuous integration and automated builds with Gitlab CI or Jenkins
    • Containers and virtualisation using Docker, Kubernetes and VMWare
    • Authorisation and authentication services such as AD/LDAP, Kerberos and OAuth2/OIDC
    • Good understanding of core security practices (2FA, PKI, etc)
    • Service mesh and security infrastructure using Hashicorp Consul and Vault

    If this sound like you – please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

    Please apply here:

    Location: Wellington - New Zealand