MySQL Database Administrator

Location: Manila, BGC, Taguig City, Philippines

Department: Software Development

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

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The Red Flag Group is The Compliance FirmTM assisting Fortune 500 and 1000 companies turn compliance into a competitive advantage. We create customized and integrated compliance solutions that add value to businesses. Our main goals include: helping companies develop and maintain efficient and effective governance and compliance programmes as well as providing professional Technology service to companies around the world through our international offices.

Job Summary

The person selected for this position will be responsible for maintaining mission-critical production databases for The Red Flag Group’s suite of SaaS applications, as well as databases in development and testing environments. The Database Administrator will configure and tune databases for optimal performance, monitor availability and service levels, automate manual processes, and collaborate with our software development team for the set-up and configuration of new software releases and updates.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a DBA, preferably working in an AWS or another cloud environment. As this role will interact with staff across various levels of technical and business knowledge, communication, collaboration, and team work is essential for success. In addition, we expect you to have the ability to understand and communicate problems and provide suggestions for resolution of issues.  Handling both Linux hosted Mysql and Amazon RDS instances is a requirement.

The Database Administrator will play a key role in a fast-paced environment to facilitate quality and efficient production and development support. This is an opportunity to be part of a Company which is fast growing. 

Occasional out-of-hours work, including evenings, weekends and holidays, is expected. This position is based in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Daily production support for cloud-based database servers. Ensure that databases are functioning properly through the monitoring of database activity and file usage.
  • Analyse and resolve issues effectively and quickly,
  • Conduct periodic inspection and audit of databases and database servers to ensure regular performance tuning and maintenance of system and usage monitoring of servers
  • Create, maintain and execute server maintenance plans.
  • Maintain consistency in development, test and production environments, ensuring standard processes are followed for code and object migration.
  • Build and Develop scripts to automate operations and develop in-house automation scripts
  • Collaborate with developers to optimize SQ in applications and stored procedures.
  • Deployment of software packages to AWS hosting environment
  • Develop, document, communicate, and enforce policies for standardizing IT systems and software
  • Responds rapidly to system outages and system maintenance needs, including on weekends and evenings. 

Qualifications / Experience / Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a database administrator using MySQL, in a cloud environment
  • Knowledgeable and proficient on Linux/UNIX
  • RHEL/Centos/Amazon Linux Server management skills
  • Experience creating shell scripts for automation
  • Proven experience in database performance tuning skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; attention to detail, and follow through including documentation.
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication) or equivalent.
  • Detailed-oriented personality;
  • Proactive communication skills to liaise within IT division including internal and external partners i.e. vendors;
  • Provide guidance and advice on best practice to other parts of the business.
  • Authorization to legally work in the Philippines. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

It Will Be An Advantage If You Have:

  • Knowledgeable in PHP and Java
  • Experience in Cloud Environment, preferably AWS
  • An understanding of SaaS solutions and architecture
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with MongoDB / SQL Server
  • Knowledge in Kubernetes, Containers, Rancher, Chef, Ansible, Salt or Puppet
  • Good knowledge in OSI 7 layer & TCP/IP, Apache, Tomcat, Web Development
  • Familiarity with applications covering domain, authentication, file sharing, proxy, system monitoring


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Interested parties are invited to send their cover letter and resume with salary expectations through to the RFG Recruitment Portal. Applicants who are not invited for interviews within 8 weeks may consider their application unsuccessful and should consider their application filed for future reference.

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