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Lead Cloud Database Administrator

Req id:  3313

Richmond Hill, ON, CA, L4B 4N8 Waterloo, ON, CA, N2L 0A1


As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The Opportunity:

The role Cloud Application Database Administrator – As a Cloud DBA, one will be responsible for design, implementation and support of our applications databases.  This role will manage solutions to enhance availability, performance and stability of OpenText services as well as automating away repetitive work. The best person for this role is someone that has a collaborative spirit - in our world, it’s not about being a hero and having all the answers, it’s about sometimes saying "I don't know" and working on finding solutions rather than starting with an assumption. The team needs someone who can ask questions, learn from others and turn chaos into order.

This role would be a great fit for someone with creative and innovative problem-solving skills. You will develop and implement solutions that operate at scale. Our teams are empowered and expected to improve our products to truly deliver a reliable experience to customers.


You are great at:

  • Provide attention to incidents according to Service Level Agreements.
  • Take ownership and accountability for the incident resolution process.
  • Provide a quality and timely response.
  • Act as a technical liaison with other teams to evaluate and report bugs.
  • Establish and maintain a good relationship with team members, Product Development, Customer Service and Sales.
  • Participate in training and information sharing activities.
  • Act as backup for other team members when necessary.
  • May require shift work.
  • On-call rotation is required, as 7x24x365 support is required.
  • Experience monitoring cloud services with Dynatrace, New Relic, Icinga, Nagios, BMC or any HPE tools
  • Experience migrating existing on-premise applications and services to AWS
  • Awareness and insight into industry trends (technology, methods and tooling)


What it takes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of Computer Engineering Experience (This will vary as we have 3 open positions and 3 different levels)
  • Basic Knowledge of cloud infrastructure platforms (AWS\Azure\GCE\OpenStack)
  • Basic Knowledge of the Linux operating system
  • Must be a team player (positive attitude, willing to share knowledge with others, willing to learn, adaptable to change)
  • Must have ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Should be extremely detail oriented and meticulous
  • Should have at least 2-5 years of Information technology experience.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment working on projects against strict deadlines.
  • Should have a Research & Development Mentality
  • Should be able to work with team and individually
  • Strong understanding of ITIL principles, certification is a plus.
  • Diagnosing & troubleshooting user facing service incidents & outages


Technical Requirements

  • Setup/manage highly available orchestrator-based MySQL/MariaDB clusters and fast-start failover Oracle clusters for IDT/IOM solutions
  • Automate cross-region database failover using bash shell for MySQL/MariaDB/Oracle clusters. 
  • Patch, upgrade and maintain MySQL/MariaDB/Oracle software. 
  • Implement zero downtime database upgrade using logical standby and GoldenGate. 
  • Design/Implement partition scheme to solve performance issues without application change.
  • Establish MariaDB best practices with pmm, percona-kit, and innotop. 
  • Pro-actively review database performance metrics (execution plan, top wait event, etc), tune the databases, and provide query rewrite recommendations to application teams.
  • Configure/customize check_mk plugins to monitor MySQL/MariaDB/Oracle databases including management of alert notifications
  • Pro-actively monitor database server capacity and take appropriate action.
  • Respond to page out, execute incident recovery, perform root cause analysis, and take corrective action after change approval.
  • Set up, test, and implement backup/recovery strategies with point-in-time restore capability to meet customer's SLA.
  • Implement/maintain data replication in disaster recovery environments and execute steps involved in disaster recovery exercises. 
  • Design/implement application-specific data migration strategy during database upgrades to minimize customer impact.
  • Develop various shell scripts/stored procedures to automate tasks such as standby database validation, log rotation, security auditing. 
  • Actively identify new features in the database technology to improve operational efficiency and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Assist application developers and engineers with database definition, query optimization, and data operation tasks related to application-specific design
  • Investigate new database strategies in working with engineering, professional services, and the various application teams.
  • Support engineering, professional services, and the various application teams in reviewing queries and actions needed to be done directly against the various databases.


At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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