Python / PHP Developer

Our client is a fast growing online fashion business based in South Africa. They’re obsessive about high performance yet collaborative culture, and are looking for leaders to join their team. They think big, move fast, take ownership and are used to winning. The team are experts in their field, working together to create a world class brand. Currently expanding they are looking for a Senior Database Administrator / Reliability Engineer who is a self-starter and is comfortable taking ownership over assigned projects while working collaboratively in a team environment. The Database Reliability Engineer will need to work with colleagues at all levels of the organization.

Job description

Deploy and support multiple MySQL database instances

Monitor and manage database capacity

Monitor and optimize database performance, including auditing indexes & usage

Work with teams to optimise database usage: queries, indexes, and database structures

Develop and manage database migrations approval process

Develop backup and testable recovery procedures

Develop and support database replication

Work with teams to improve processes and standards

Working with multiple stakeholders, including: Engineering, Data Science, Data Engineering and Business Intelligence units 

Support the creation and maintenance of development and test database environments




5+ years of experience in a similar role
Experience with e-commerce type applications is advantageous
Demonstrated experience with relational database design, performance tuning and capacity planning especially on MySQL based environments
Solid Linux administration experience
Experienced in at least one scripting language (Go/Bash advantageous)
Solid experience in Issue Tracking systems (Jira advantageous)
Solid experience to Version Control systems (Git advantageous)
Experience working in a cloud environment (Kubernetes experience advantageous)


In depth experience in MySQL/MariaDB
In depth knowledge of normalisation, optimisation and sharding
Working with multiple master/replica databases
Experience with scrubbing data (PII) & building fixtures for Development


Working with Kubernetes (& databases in Kubernetes)
Working in microservice / SOA / event based architectures
Understanding of Site Reliability Engineering principles and the concept of Database Reliability Engineering
Practical experience working with database systems like PostgreSQL, Mongo and Google BigQuery (and knowing when to utilise them)




Cape Town, City Centre


ASAP, will wait for the right candidate