Database Administrator 17-059

Location:Tempe, AZ
Benefits:Excellent Benefits from Day One!
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:210 - Information Technology

Iridium is the only truly global voice and data satellite communications network that connects people, organizations, assets, government and relief agencies with “on-the-move” availability.  Together with its ecosystem of partners, Iridium delivers essential, reliable communications with an easy-to-integrate platform and service for improved efficiency.  With more than 20 years of experience, Iridium will soon be launching the next-generation of connectivity, Iridium CertusSM - the most versatile global broadband service with improved speeds to satisfy the critical need to send and receive communications when traveling by land, sea or air.  For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit

This position primary responsible is the administration and maintenance of the Iridium MySQL & MS SQL Database Environments working in cooperation with the IT Operations, Network Engineering, Gateway Technical Operations to provide highly available and reliable database systems to support Iridium services, systems and employees.


  • Administer, Maintain, Tune and troubleshoot MySQL databases versions 5.5 thru 5.7 as well as NDB cluster 7.3/7.5
  • Administer, Maintain, Tune and troubleshoot SQL Server databases
  • Upgrade/install SQL database software
  • Perform backup/recovery of database environments
  • Service database user requests, evaluate tools and applications
  • Plan and design database architecture to support new application development
  • Monitor databases daily, respond to database alerts, and provide on-call support
  • Experienced in MySQL NDB clustering & replication technologies, writing custom UNIX scripts and SQL scripts to automate tasks
  • MySQL Group Replication/Galera maintenance and monitoring
  • Experienced in SQL Server clustering & replication technologies, writing custom PowerShell scripts and SQL scripts to automate tasks
  • Skilled in performance tuning strategies as well as disaster recovery strategies.
  • Provide metrics and reporting as directed
  • Other duties may be assigned by management

Job Requirements:

  • Be responsible for providing day-to-day support and maintenance for key SQL databases and services of our enterprise application platform
  • Be responsible for investigating potential problems and issues raised by business users; this includes being on-call rotation as needed
  • Monitor database events to proactively optimize system performance
  • Work with the team to automate reactive procedures where possible, and to promote rapid response to known issues
  • Work with other teams to promote changes to production and other environments
  • Plan and design database architectures for new and existing systems
  • Be accountable for maintaining database configurations in compliance with established best practices and established baseline configurations
  • Oversee data fixes for business issues or to address application issues
  • Be accountable for proper backup and disaster recovery procedures
  • Work in conjunction with other IT groups and company departments to understand functionality, scalability, performance, security, and integration requirements from the database perspective
  • Develop and maintain an in depth understanding of the database architecture and the general application functionality used to maintain data integrity
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by management
  • Suggest improvements and seek additional training to maintain skills necessary to execute 

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/MIS or similar
  • 3+ years’ experience with Oracle MySQL Database Administration
  • 10+ years’ experience in an IT related field
  • Oracle MySQL Database Administration Certifications
  • MySQL Enterprise software and tools
  • Redhat Linux/CENTOS Operating Systems
  • SQL Server Database Administration Certification
  • Windows 2012 Server Operating Systems;
  • Distributed File System
  • Windows Failover / AlwaysOn Clustering
  • Knowledge of  Database Security Best Practices, Performance Tuning, Database Backup/Restore and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Project Management Skills
  • Telecommunications/Cellular/Wireless Industry Experience Desired 

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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