Shopify Inc.: Operations Engineer – MySQL Expert

Posted by | May 16, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Ottawa, Canada


About Shopify
The Shopify platform hosts over 23,000 online stores used by millions of users around the world. Our merchants range from stay-at-home moms and small budding entrepreneurs, to big names like Rovio, General Electric, Tesla Motors and Foo Fighters. Shopify is a hugely successful company and has received numerous awards. We were named one one Canada’s leading startups in the Canadian Profit Hot 50 and we’ve also been recognized as “Ottawa’s fastest growing company”.
All of our rapid growth means that we have many interesting and challenging problems to solve, most critically in technical operations. Shopify’s merchants have bet their businesses on the reliability and performance of our platform, which means that reliability and uptime are paramount. This is why we’re looking to add an experienced Data Storage Engineer to our team.
  • Ensuring continued scalability and availability of backend data stores
  • Capacity planning & performance tuning of MySQL, Redis, and other data stores
  • Implementation of backup & recovery procedures
  • Planning and implementation of business continuity procedures for mission critical data
  • Proven track record of maintaining and scaling MySQL databases in a large-scale HA web environment
  • Expertise with MySQL master/slave replication
  • Deep understanding of Linux internals and performance tuning
  • Proficient in at least one programming language
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively across teams
  • Participation in an on call rotation
Desired Skills
  • Experience with large-scale Ruby on Rails applications
  • Experience with redis or other nosql data stores
  • Experience with the Percona Toolkit
  • Familiarity with configuration management tools

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