Database Administrator

Information Technology | San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Shopatron, the cloud's #1 fulfill-anywhere platform, is the world's only eCommerce solution that can increase sales online, while also increasing sales through retail stores. Shopatron’s distributed order management solution provides an innovative and flexible approach to online sales that matches the unique needs of branded manufacturers, multi-channel retailers, and online marketplaces. Founded in 2001, Shopatron works with over 1,000 branded manufacturers and 20,000 retail partners across more than 40 industries. Clients include top brands such as Bosch, Suzuki, Polaroid, Mizuno, Ducati, JL Audio, K2, Roland and Sport Chalet. The company has offices in San Luis Obispo, California and Swindon, United Kingdom.


Shopatron is looking for an individual with Database Administration experience and a strong knowledge of MySQL to join the Shopatron systems team. The Shopatron systems team is responsible for architecting, deploying, and supporting our eCommerce and logistics fulfillment infrastructure containing thousands of products for leading brands in over 35 industries.


-Perform pro-active and reactive performance analysis, monitoring, and
-Work with the Application Engineering team for performance tuning, query
 optimizations, index tuning, caching and buffer tuning.
-Work with the Application Engineering team to coordinate database changes
 that occur with each release.
-Create/Maintain/Test/Document MySQL master/slave replication.
-Research and deploy 'fine tuning' methods to increase the performance of the
 current servers.
-Manage database users to aide in better logging of errors and overall security.
-Assist with backups of data.
-Create and document a test routine to ensure backups are working in the result
 of a failure.
-Aid in database creation/analysis.
-Assist in creating ad-hoc reports.
-Work with hosting and application engineering groups to create the graceful fail
 over processes.
-Install, configure, manage and maintain multiple MySQL servers and databases.
-Perform appropriate back-up, restoration and upgrades of database servers and
 insure recovery processes can be performed within agreed upon time windows.
-Research and explore other database alternatives.
-Participate in primary on-call rotation for database issues.

Required Background:

-BS degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent years of experience
-Demonstrated experience with relational database physical design, performance tuning and capacity planning especially on MySQL based environments
-4+ years experience as a DBA in a production environment or equivalent
-Experience with high volume MySQL database administration
-Knowledge of database replication, server clustering, database monitoring
-Practical experience designing databases using standard practices in OLTP
 and OLAP environments
-MySQL 5.0 for DBAs certification
-Experience with Linux/Unix and scripting/data manipulation tools
-Troubleshooting and problem resolution skills with MySQL
-Strong communication and team relationship skills a must.
-High attention to detail and the ability to work with large degree of
-Experience with MySQL cluster and MySQL cluster DBA certification is a plus

Physical Demands:

-The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be 
 met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
 disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily
 on a level surface for periodic periods through out the day. Reaching above
 shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required to file documents or
 store materials throughout the work day. Proper lifting techniques required. May
 include lifting up to 25 pounds for files, computer printouts on occasion.

Work Environment:

-The work environment characteristics described here are representative of
 those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this
 job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
 disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation will include salary and healthcare benefits. The position will be based out of Shopatron’s San Luis Obispo office.