MySQL Database Administrator (Basingstoke, UK)

Park Now Group

Wanted: MySQL Database Administrator excited to shape the future of mobility!

Our drive

We love cities. And we’re doing something to make our cities healthier, cleaner and more liveable. How? By providing parking solutions that are simple, quick and effortless.

Today, PARK NOW is the world’s leading provider of on-demand mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. We make life easier for more than 17,000,000 drivers in over 700 cities in Europe.

About the role

Your focus will be to be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all database configuration, updates, maintenance, 2nd/3rd level support (including on-call support rota) and monitoring of ParkMobile MySQL Server platform. Provide expert level advice and assistance to other DBAs, development, solutions architects and management staff.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide expert technical knowledge of MySQL and mentoring team members
  • Advising senior staff and architects on best practice for database design and operation
  • Maintaining the highest availability and performance of our 24/7 services
  • Work with developers to assess changes and code quality to minimise the impact of new code on the live environments
  • Monitoring and tuning of all MySQL databases and instances
  • Business continuity of the MySQL environment including back-ups and replication
  • Provide MySQL design and implementation input on software development
  • Deployment of metadata changes to development, testing, pre-prod and production environments
  • Patch assessment and deployment to both servers and database instances
  • Provision of evidence for internal and external audit (PCI & ISO) requirements
  • Responsible for review and management of security for the MySQL Instances
  • Maintaining database standards including adhering to the data protection act


You’re an enthusiastic, innovative thinker who never settles for ‘good enough’. You’re always trying to improve. To develop solutions faster. To make our systems run better. You’re driven, analytical, flexible and critical. And you’re a great communicator. You have:

  • At least 4 years as a dedicated MySQL DBA
  • In depth experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a performant and highly available service
  • Practical and extensive experience of stored procedures, maintenance and replication
  • In depth experience in managing MySQL database security
  • In depth experience in installation and configuration of MySQL
  • Experience in MySQL Clustering / master – master setup.
  • In depth experience in MySQL Enterprise Monitoring
  • Experience in Aurora RDS.
  • Excellent understanding of database design, sizing and architecture techniques
  • Extensive experience in performance monitoring, troubleshooting and optimisation
  • Ability to analyse, understand, design and articulate requirements to team members
  • Experience in shell scripting

It’s a plus if you have:

  • Exposure to MS SQL Server and other database technologies
  • Microsoft Certified in Database Expert streams
  • Experience supporting a 24/7 service
  • Large database and Data Warehousing experience
  • PCI (Payment Card Industry) accreditation processes and requirements
  • Understanding of GDPR
  • Use of Files and file groups

Our offer

Want to be part of a dynamic fast-growing scale-up and global, urban mobility leader? Yes! Want to make an impact? Yes!

We offer a lot of autonomy and room to develop your talents. We know our people are at their best when they enjoy a good work-life balance, which we fully support. You can expect great employment benefits, including a mobility plan, weekly bootcamps/gym memberships, monthly massages, lunch, Friday beers and snacks, daily fresh fruit, fun team events and much more!

PARK NOW. We are driven to improve. Come join the ride!

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