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thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast, is hiring an experienced Database Administrator for our Network Operations team.

thePlatform helps content providers, broadband media sites, and mobile businesses solve their unique media publishing requirements. Our proven media management and publishing technology services scale with our customers' operations and supports their business model with an open, versatile approach to providing an ideal technical solution for their needs.

Our Network Operations team uses the latest technologies to support our high-availability, high-traffic Internet applications with greater than 99.9% uptime. Our applications power high-profile destinations for customers such as Associated Press, BBC, Cablevision and many others who demand strict uptime and security standards.

This position offers a tremendous opportunity to learn a broad range of new coding skills, technology, and processes in a growing company with one of the healthiest development organizations you'll find anywhere. We practice Agile methodologies, plan rational schedules, and our cross-functional teams build strong, collaborative relationships as partners in the delivery of quality products.


  • Work with the Senior DBA and developers to design, tune, maintain and support database systems for highly available, high-volume Internet applications.
  • Assist the development teams with application schema design and applying best practices.
  • Respond quickly to critical support issues.
  • Communicate regularly with development and support teams regarding database status and changes.
  • Work with development teams to evaluate new database technologies and features.
  • Work with the network and security teams to ensure database adherence to security standards.
  • Ensure that customer SLAs are met at all times.
  • Maintain and improve disaster recovery plans.


  • 5 years experience as a database administrator for high availability Internet sites.
  • 2 years MySQL experience.
  • 3 years Linux / UNIX experience.
  • 2 years replication and/or clustering experience.
  • Oracle experience preferred.
  • Oracle 10/11G RAC experience a plus.
  • Microsoft SQL Server experience preferred.


US citizens and Green Card Holders and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.  We are unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B candidates at this time. 


This position will be filled at thePlatform headquarters in Seattle, WA. thePlatform offers competitive compensation and benefits.


If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please email a copy of your resume to travis_scott@cable.comcast.com.




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