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MySQL Database Administrator

No. 1821
September 18, 2023
$80,000 to $95,000 per year, to be discussed based on your experience
Job category
Information technology
Type of job
Day shift, Monday to Friday, flexible.
Our client, present in the market for the past 20 years, has managed to revolutionize the world of financial technologies in Canada. They achieved this by offering a flexible, scalable, and customizable platform to each of their clients. Asset management has never been as accessible and efficient. It's worth mentioning that they have successfully patented their solutions! Does being a part of this kind of innovation interest you? We are looking for a MySQL Database Administrator to join an exceptional team in the heart of Downtown Montreal. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on the migration project from Sybase to MySQL while ensuring day-to-day management once the migration is complete.


  • Installing and configuring MySQL on all new servers.
  • Managing the physical architecture to achieve optimal efficiency, including managing the number of databases.
  • Implementing a backup strategy for the production database, with improvements over Sybase.
  • Enhancing user and application access management compared to Sybase, to comply with SOC2 standards.
  • Making necessary adjustments to MySQL for Fengine.
  • Deploying a monitoring system tailored for MySQL (selecting and installing new tools and ensuring daily management once in place).
  • Providing copies of databases to the development department and quality assurance team.
  • Optimizing SQL queries sent by the development team.
  • Establishing a recovery plan in case of production server loss.
  • Proposing improvements to databases to continuously enhance MySQL usage.
  • Performing any other related tasks as required.


  • Flexible and hybrid work mode.
  • Range of group insurance available after the probation period.
  • Peaceful holiday time with paid leave from December 25th to January 2nd.
  • A new colorful open-concept office, just steps away from Square-Victoria OACI metro station.
  • A social committee is in place for organizing happy hour events, birthdays, and holiday meals.
  • Enjoy free coffee and an on-site kitchenette.

Job requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with MySQL.
  • Ideally, you have previously worked in a similar position or project (Sybase to MySQL migration).
  • Good understanding of Sybase (strongly considered asset).
  • Financial sector knowledge (an asset).
  • Bilingualism, French and English (an asset).

Desired profile

  • Excellent autonomy at work.
  • Strong analysis and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to work with different teams.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to any situation.

Advisor for this position

Marie-Joelle Côté-Paquet
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