System Engineer - MySQL DBA

Antwerpen, Gent, Hasselt, Leuven, Flexibel
Cloud Technology
Professional, Freelancer

Do you have a keen interest and strong knowledge of Mysql database environments? Do you want to further specialize in this technology? In addition, do you have knowledge and/or sufficient interest to work with other database brands (Oracle, Postgres, …)? Are you willing to make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary knowledge in this? Then Cegeka has a challenge for you! We are looking for a collaborator who can take up this database management role. Cegeka is supporting database solutions for customers in an on premise model in our own data centers or remotely, but also increasingly within the public cloud (Azure, OCI, …). Thorough knowledge in this field is an additional bonus. 

  • In your role as Mysql Database Administrator: 
  • You are responsible for the installations, upgrades and configurations of the Mysql database environments in order to successfully set up and manage the IT environment of the internal/external customer.
  • You know most of the features of the latest database versions and can work with them according to the customer's requirements. 
  • On the basis of a rotation, you are responsible for the permanence and service to the end users to guarantee the agreed service levels. Sporadic work outside the traditional office hours is part of this.
  • In a proactive and critical way you examine the IT-environment of the internal/external customers and you formulate the necessary improvement proposals. These can be in the domain of infrastructure improvements, as well as in the capacity to recommend code and application changes.
  • You ensure up to date procedures and draw configurations in order to give the other engineers the necessary tools to guarantee the stability of the environment.
  • You provide support for incidents with end users of the internal/external customer in order to limit or avoid interruption of the work.
  • You have a drive to continuously learn, maximize your technical skills and apply them optimally within the organization.
  • In your role as Database Administrator for other brands (such as  MS SQL, Oracle, Postgres):
  • You have ready knowledge or an interest to learn about one or more.
  • You are responsible for the smooth operation and life cycle management of the client's database environment. 
  • You will monitor the SLAs and help provide standby for the 24x7 watch on a rotating basis.
  • You also make the necessary proposals to improve the customer environment. You are willing to go deep into the DB solution for these environments, perform analysis, script and document customization.
  • Depending on the level of knowledge, you will receive additional training to be able to perform the above tasks with support from colleagues

What you need to succeed:

  • Mandatory technical skills for DBA MySQL:
  • Manage and operate medium and large-sized production database systems on Linux & Windows.
  • Install, configure, and deploy MySQL Servers. Perform capacity planning, performance turning, monitoring, troubleshooting and optimization of the databases.
  • Provide direct operational support across all areas of the production database infrastructure: database clusters, release management, performance monitoring and troubleshooting, capacity, and disaster planning.
  • Implement security best practices. 
  • Develop and maintain documentation.
  • Nice to have technical skills for DBA other brands:
  • Basic administration of a particular brand.
  • Manage backup and recovery and maintain after image.
  • Hands on experience with database patching, migration, and upgrade projects.
  • Scripting and documenting experience.
  • Optional knowledge in Azure & OCI: 
  • Experience in setting up and managing environments in Azure Database for MySQL or Oracle MySQL Cloud is a nice to have asset. The gradual expansion of our customer base in this domain provides additional opportunities to leverage this specialization. 

What are we offering:

  • We ask a lot (of talents) of you. Fortunately, you also get a lot in return!
  • You will join a Top Employer!
  • A competitive salary completed with fringe benefits. An electrical company car with charging card or mobility budget, luncheon vouchers, eco vouchers, interesting group and hospitalisation insurance, a mobile phone subscription,  flat-rate expense allowances, a powerful laptop and the opportunity to give your salary package a personal touch thanks to our Flex Reward Plan.
  • Flexible working hours and a nice work/life balance.
  • A top team: in which new fresh ideas and initiatives are always welcome! Team events, monthly happy hours and an always legendary company party are also part of this.
  • Continuous learning: through innovation centers, reading groups, knowledge sharing meetings, hackathons, participation in conferences and external training courses, we focus on knowledge sharing and learning.
  • Opportunity to grow: depending on your own interests and initiatives, Cegeka offers various horizontal and vertical career paths.
  • Hybrid working: you work from a Cegeka office in your area (Hasselt, Leuven, Antwerp, Ghent), are prepared to regularly travel to the HQ in Hasselt, combined with working from home.
  • We value sustainability by pursuing carbon neutrality with the electrification of our vehicle fleet and an eco-friendly data center. We develop innovative solutions with a positive impact on the environment, people and society, and strive for an inclusive and diverse work environment where everyone is valued and heard. 
  • #LI-PS1

Aspire to more: our promise to you!

At Cegeka you get all the opportunities you need to develop further as a professional. Together we discover what you really want to do for our clients and colleagues. We would like to invite you to grow with us. In an unprecedented variety of challenging and meaningful IT projects. Make your mark on projects with interesting customers where we can make the difference. Aspire to more!

We are always working together here. Intensively, with lots of fun and commitment. It is a culture driven by family values: full of trust, people-oriented, open, loyal and respectful. We offer a lot of freedom and responsibility. We want you to be part of the next phase of a proud, successful, fast-growing, innovative, European IT company full of ambitions.

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