Database Reliability Engineer - (also available for full remote working)

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services.

At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

Job Description

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lastminute.com is looking for Database Reliability Engineers with certified experience for our Technology department.

On top of the responsibilities below Database Reliability Engineers will collaborate directly with software engineers, SREs and DevOps in order to pursue our vision to let engineers use the right technology for the right use case, self-use the platform delegating also part of Data management in a safe way.

Key Responsibilities

  • As Database Reliability Engineer we are responsible for the availability, performances, monitoring, and incident response of company databases running on multiple environments mainly based on MySQL, including also other datastore technologies like Redis, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Kafka.
  • We are responsible to develop, implement and maintain automation tools and manage and monitoring different database technologies 
  • Contribute to Self Service capabilities 
  • installation, configuration, monitoring, upgrading and maintaining complex databases in production and non-production environments
  • collaborate with developers in defining optimal datastore needs and support them to optimize the usage.
  • Root cause analysis of database related issues
  • Create, support, and maintain business continuity and disaster recoveries practices such as backup and recovery processes and implementation of high availability features ensuring DB are recoverable from backups/snapshots.
  • Manage to track, alerting, and reporting of database servers
  • Be on-call for production databases on a rotation basis

Qualifications

Essential

  • Strong experience and knowledge of AWS and related Datastore services 
  • Minimum 4 years of experience as  DBA/DRE working with MySQL
  • Familiar with Linux OS (specifically, CentOS) and able to use the OS tools to investigate performance issues
  • NoSQL MongoDB/DocumentDB, DynamoDB, RDS, Elasticsearch, Elasticache/Redis knowledge
  • Strong understanding of configuration management tools like Ansible and IaC tools (Terraform) and their best practices.
  • DevOps methodologies and basic knowledge of at least one Configuration Management tools
  • Ability to write shell scripts in order  to automate maintenance tasks
  • MySQL Backup and Recovery experience and concepts other than mysqldump
  • Experience  managing monitoring and alerting for MySQL using tools such as Graphite/Grafana, Nagios, Prometheus, CloudWatch

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Mysql HA solutions (ex. Galera Cluster) and related traffic balancing methods.
  • Working experience in an Agile environment would be a plus. 
  • Experience working with product owners or product managers
  • Certifications in one of above-described fields
  • Good understanding of hybrid cloud architecture
  • Experience in the programming language Java

Additional Information

Abilities/qualities 

  • Proactive attitude, strong team working, communication and collaboration skills
  • Leadership attitude and mental flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills are written and verbal skill is a must
  • Good spoken and written English

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment
  • Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective
  • Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day
  • Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning
  • Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings
  • Work partially or fully remote according to local laws
  • Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform
  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel
  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering
  • Receive a bonus after 5 and one after 10 years in the company
  • Get free snacks / fruit / hot drinks / water / beverages at our offices
  • Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events
  • Benefit from extended parental or marriage leave