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We have the following current opening(s) but we're always on the lookout for proven solution-oriented Systems Engineers, Channel Development, and Product Sales Specialists in Unified Communications to join our experienced and talented team. If you have what it takes and proven success in Cisco Unified Communications/Collaboration, please send us your resume via jobs@variphy.com.

Current Openings

Who We Are

Variphy is the market leader for Unified Communications tools and analytics software. Our clients are some of the most prominent global companies within every industry vertical. By design, our team is small, but we fuel our success by focusing on developing our team to be highly-skilled, collaborative, and efficient.

Our team is 100% remote and distributed throughout the United States. We have no office, and no plans for one.

We collaborate in real-time over chat, voice, video, and other tools like Google G Suite, Slack, Cisco Webex, & Jira.

How To Apply

Introduce yourself along with your resume (PDF format only please) to jobs@variphy.com with the position opening you're applying for in the subject line.

Database Administration Engineer

This is a full time & 100% remote position for applicants based within the United States only.

Sorry, but no freelancers, contractors, recruiter referrals, or applicants from outside the continental United States will be considered for this position.

We develop a Java-based web application that is packaged for deployment onto Windows, Linux, and Mac OS machines. Some of the core functionality involves software-automated configuration, schema management, and querying of MySQL (and SQL Server) databases from on-premises customer installations. Thus, for this role, we are looking for candidates that not only have experience setting-up, administering, and troubleshooting production MySQL database servers, but also have experience in the realm of database development -- optimizing schema and performance, developing disaster recovery/migration strategies, and providing specialized advice to your peers on the product development team.

Additionally, since SQL Server is also an option, any experience involving SQL Server (in addition to MySQL) would give a candidate lots of extra credit. If you have not had much experience with SQL Server, we are looking for a candidate that would be eager to learn SQL Server-specific configurations, pitfalls, etc. starting on Day 1.

Although our customers here at Variphy install our product on their preferred operating system, Linux (particularly Ubuntu) is becoming the most popular choice. Thus, in addition to MySQL experience, an ideal candidate for this role would also have experience and comfort working in a Linux environment. If you use desktop Linux at home or in your current role, we’d love to chat. And if you have had experience as more of a systems administrator (in addition to MySQL experience), we’d really love to chat!

Finally, since Variphy is a 100% remote team, in order to thrive in this position, you should be a team player who communicates well, makes great use of your time, and will succeed in a fast-paced environment.

What's Expected Of You

  • Serve as subject matter expert for software development and customer support teams for all things MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Provide guidance and technical escalation assistance to customer support engineering team
  • Work with software development team to optimize configuration, connectivity, schema, and queries for MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server database servers
  • Setup and oversee all Variphy-internal and customer production database servers
  • Recommend database software configurations for various database sizes and use cases
  • Develop and direct setup of redundant and robust database systems
  • Develop data migration and recovery strategies for use by the customer support engineering team

General Qualifications

  • Must-Haves
  • Ability and desire to work remotely
  • 3+ years of professional DBA and/or systems administration experience
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous issues
  • Excellent team-player who is always happy to help others
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good-To-Have
  • Previous experience working remotely
  • An engineering/technical degree or similar
  • Working with customers - both technical and non-technical

Technical Requirements

  • Must-Haves
  • Expert-level experience with MySQL (version 5.x and ideally 8.0), including installation, configuration, upgrades, migration, backup and recovery, monitoring, and performance tuning
  • Proficient in relational database/schema design, SQL query and stored procedure development and enhancement
  • Experience in a Linux environment, particularly involving system-level configuration and monitoring
  • Good-To-Have/Bonus Points
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server (version 2012 and later)
  • Proficient with VMWare ESX or similar
  • Cloud hosting experience (DigitalOcean, Linode, AWS, etc)
  • Experience with Cisco Unified Communications/Collaboration
  • Experience with Chef or Puppet for configuration management
  • Migrating databases/data from MySQL to Microsoft SQL Server (or vice versa)
  • Experience with other database types (Maria DB, H2, Informix, Postgres, etc.)
  • Experience with Cisco IOS-based ASAs, routers, or switches
  • Bonus-Points
  • Building .deb packages
  • Experience working with "infrastructure as code" tools (Puppet, Chef, etc.)
  • Building virtual machines or similar (e.g. ovf/ova, Docker, etc.)
  • Preference for developing on a Linux-based workstation
  • Scripting - JS/Node.js and/or Python and/or BASH