Database Administrator - MySQL

Austin, Texas, United States | Technology | Full-time


Database Administrator - MySQL


About SubjectWell

SubjectWell is a venture-backed technology company on an unstoppable mission to disrupt the antiquated $100 billion-dollar clinical trial patient recruitment sector. Almost all clinical trials fall behind schedule, leaving patients unable to access the most promising treatments and pharmaceutical and biotech companies unable to quickly carry their innovations to market. SubjectWell was founded by two entrepreneurs on their third successful startup, to unlock the potential of a true marketplace for clinical trials. We leverage proven data science and performance marketing techniques to hit a hard reset to the massive patient recruitment challenge that sits at the critical nexus of speeding delivery of the best therapeutics to the world.

Here's your chance to really make a difference, both in your career and in the lives of millions.


About the position

This Database Adminstrator (DBA) position (MySQL) will work on the Technology team alongside the Development, Operations and Reporting teams to ensure our databases meet the requirements and needs of each team and the business, assist in tuning and troubelshoot database issues, helping define a longer term vision for how we store and acces our data etc.  They will be highly involved in planning how our schema evolves and adapts to growing data storage needs and will also be highly focused on storing the data in a secure way.  



  • Manage the performance of MySQL database systems and address any problems that may arise.
  • Maintain our databases including installing upgrades, protecting against threats, managing storage and security, various implementations and other associated duties.
  • Performing routine backups and managing recovery using high-speed techniques to ensure our data is safe if memory loss occurs, offering guidance as needed.
  • Build high-quality databases that meet both back end and front end needs, minimizing downtime and offering fast query responses.
  • Assist with SQL query tuning and configurations, while crafting and deploying associated patches.
  • Assist Application Developers with their database-related needs.
  • Implement, tune and upgrade DBMS installations while assisting with code review and schema design.
  • Establish Database Administrator best practices.
  • Build and maintain maintenance plans, with the ability to monitor root causes and swiftly resolve any issues.
  • Maintain and document audit trails, report on usage and performance, testing upgrades and sharing statistical information in accordance with company needs.
  • Create database policies that outline standards and procedures for associated team members.
  • Stay current with industry best practices and make recommendations on server improvements when needed


Database Administrator Skills/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field is required.
  • Minimum three years of experience in working as a Database Administrator (MySQL), including managing, administrating and tuning databases, particularly with SQL server.
  • Experience with AWS RDS instances running MySQL
  • Expert understanding of data backup and recovery methodology, performance optimization and tuning, security and integrity, database migration, managing database connections, documentation, coding and design.
  • Experience with third-party tools, DBA case tools (both front and backend), and strong knowledge of schema and data concepts and standards.
  • Capable of creating, managing and modifying custom reports as needed.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills that assist in swift troubleshooting if/when issues arise.
  • Highly communicative (both verbal and written), with the ability to work both with a team or on your own as required.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to multitask and still maintain a precise attention to detal
  • Ability to meet deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Austin, Texas based or willing to relocate.




  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Company stock options
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Casual office