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PharmaLex is looking for an experienced MySQL Senior Database Administrator/Senior DBA to work within Cloud Engineering and Operations to support PharmaLex’s products. We need you to take ownership of our MySQL servers, take them to the next level via automation, tooling and best practices then shift left to ensure our applications can handle the future demands of our fast-growing area.
If you are passionate about databases, good engineering practices and processes, automation, and customers we want to hear from you!

PharmaLex is now part of Cencora, a leading global healthcare company with a foundation in pharmaceutical distribution. Together, PharmaLex and Cencora offer end-to-end product commercialization, including global market access strategy and execution, to drive patients’ healthier futures wherever they are in the world. Our experts use technology-elevated solutions to support clients through the entire product lifecycle.


MySQL Senior Database Administrator (Senior DBA)

Your Job

  • Database Monitoring and Maintenance: Monitoring database health, space utilization, and system resource usage to identify and resolve issues promptly. Performing routine maintenance tasks such as database reorganization, index rebuilding, and statistics updates.
  • Troubleshooting and Issue Resolution: Investigating and resolving database-related issues, including performance problems, data corruption, query optimisation, index recommendations connectivity problems, and application integration issues.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborating with development teams, SRE, and other stakeholders to ensure database requirements are met, and providing technical guidance and support when needed.
  • Capacity Planning and Scalability: Assessing current database capacity and planning for future growth. Scaling the database infrastructure to handle increased data volumes and user loads as the organization expands.
  • Supporting development teams by shifting database processes left:
    • Improving query performance during the development phase via tooling, pipelines and 1 to 1 guidance.
    • Improving upgrade process via improved tooling, data anonymisation tooling and setup.
    • Improved performance testing process and tooling to identify potential stability and scaling issues and resolve them before changes go live.

Your Profile

We are looking for someone with a strong mix of technical and soft skills to drive technical brilliance and strong collaboration across multiple teams. Not all skills are required!

Soft skills

  • You love learning new skills and are always pushing yourself to learn more.
  • You can deal with high-pressure situations, step back and get the full picture before jumping in.
  • Complex polymorphic problem-solving is your bread and butter. You love the solution and want more!
  • You grasp new concepts quickly and to a high standard.
  • You thrive in a strong teamwork environment and put the team first in all of your actions.

Technical skills
  • Extensive MySQL 5.7 and 8.0 experience to cover the activities described in the job role.
  • Experience using PT tool set.
  • Configuration technologies such as Ansible to support configuration changes of our MySQL servers.
  • Experience using Public Clouds such as Azure.
  • A strong drive to engineer solutions using best practices. This is very important!
  • Security first design philosophy.

We offer

  • High autonomy. You are the engineer and craftsman we are here to enable you to make your masterpiece your way.
  • Space to learn. 10% of your time is reserved for training days. Access to online training tools including A Cloud Guru.
  • Career progression and mentorship. We want you to be the best version of yourself. Clear goals and development plan to get you where you want with space and tools to achieve those goals. You will be stretched daily which creates real rock star engineers.
  • International mindset, operating in a diverse working environment, interacting with global employees and customers, and understanding and valuing cultural differences to become a global player in our industry.
  • Health cash plan or private healthcare from day one.
  • Life assurance.
  • 25 days holiday plus BH (increasing to 27 after qualifying service).
  • 8% employer pension contribution. 
  • Volunteer Day.
  • An opportunity to work within an organisation with a positive work/life balance environment.

PharmaLex is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to join our growing team. At PharmaLex we make sure that we comply equality, diversity and inclusion in all our offices and prohibit against any discrimination on basis of race, religion, colour, sex, age, marital status or disability status etc.

If you are interested in joining our PharmaLex team taking over this challenging job opportunity in our future-oriented company, we are looking forward to receive your application documents stating your earliest possible starting date, any visa requirements and salary expectations on-line.

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