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full time Systems Architect Position, In House, Toronto, CA (Toronto)

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Systems Architect Position, In House, Toronto, CA

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Reporting to the Chief Technical Director, this role is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and performance tuning of databases, as well as creating and implementing data backups. The candidate is also to assist in the design and implementation of database maintenance workflow processes as well as overseeing database policies and procedures that will ensure the integrity of the databases. Evaluates, selects, and implements pragmatic, cost effective emerging Internet and database technologies, with the goal of deploying a set of reliable functions to support our client’s business model.
â--ª Work with the architecture development team to develop database architectures, data search/retrieval strategies and methods.
â--ª Respond to and resolve database problems and performance issues.
â--ª Monitor database system details, suggest performance tuning, hardware upgrade.
â--ª Analyze performance/storage issues, provide improvement ideas to systems/development/architecture teams.
â--ª Help developers to create new or redesign existing table/database structure, clusters, data search/retrieval strategies and methods.
â--ª Review submitted database changes.
â--ª Assist QA team in their data related investigations.
â--ª Help Statistics team with data collection and processing.
â--ª Assist management by creating reports or helping to create reports.
â--ª Design and document database architecture. Data Modeling.
â--ª Design Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence platform.
â--ª Build database scheme, tables, procedures and permissions.
â--ª Set up data sharing and disk partitioning.
â--ª Develop database utilities and automated reporting.
â--ª Create shell scripts for task automation.
â--ª Create, test and execute data management languages.
â--ª Analyze and sustain capacity and performance requirements.
â--ª Analyze, consolidate and tune database for optimal efficiency.
â--ª Monitor systems and platforms for availability.
â--ª Oversee backup, clustering, mirroring, replication and failover.
â--ª Restore and recover corrupted databases.
â--ª Install and test upgrades and patches.
â--ª Implement security and encryption.
â--ª Provide 24/7 support for critical situations.
â--ª Evaluate and recommend new database technologies.
â--ª Ensure data purges are run where applicable.
â--ª Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements:
â--ª Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
â--ª Minimum of 5 years of experience in architecture of scalable, high traffic internet projects.
â--ª Recent extensive LAMP software development with a large development project strongly preferred.
â--ª Strong understanding of load-balancing principles in high availability (HA) systems.
â--ª Proficient in deployment and roll-back strategies for large 100+ server installations.
â--ª Experience in system virtualization technologies like Xen-hypervisor , Cloud computing.
â--ª In-depth knowledge of MySQL storage methods, performance tuning and limitations.
â--ª Experience in programming using C++, PHP 5, and Unix Shell scripting.
â--ª Experience with PHP profiling tools, like Xdebug, Callgrind visualization tools.
â--ª Strong in Web UI principles (HTML, CSS, Javascript and AJAX frameworks).
â--ª Experience solving complex and large-scale software problems.
â--ª Experience with bug tracking software (JIRA) is a plus.
â--ª Extensive experience setting up, creating developer usage documentation for, code versioning systems like CVS or Subversion.
â--ª Strong leadership, project planning skills, time management, and problem solving skills.
â--ª Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to complete projects within acceptable business timeframes.
â--ª Excellent written and oral communication skills.
â--ª Test Driven Development and Agile Methodology is an asset.
â--ª Any other duties as assigned.

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