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Seattle Based Casual Gaming company looking for a Senior MySQL DBA to join team

Big Fish Games is a global leader and innovator in the online games industry, producing and delivering the world’s best games and game experiences. Big Fish Games Studios develops and publishes the industry’s leading brands for computers, mobile devices and consoles. Its portfolio of hit games includes Mystery Case Files®, Hidden Expedition™ and Azada™. Big Fish Games’ portal at www.bigfishgames.com distributes more games worldwide than any other online site and offers visitors a rapidly expanding selection of content by launching A New Game Every Day! ™

We’re seeking you: A creative, Senior DBA who will lead the database team responsible for supporting our current MySQL infrastructure and design. This will include database design and architecture for existing and new initiatives, database monitoring, tuning, and capacity planning for production systems. This is a great opportunity to pull from your architecting and design experience to help us build cutting-edge and scalable solutions for social media applications.


* Working directly with developers on related database initiatives, and validating the scaling model and application performance
* Reviewing schema design and data definitions for production systems
* Evaluating and recommending database hardware and software
* Monitoring and performance tuning of production database systems
* Ensuring all maintenance, system integrity, capacity, scalability and space requirements for Big Fish Games database environments are met


* 5+ years experience with databases in a production environment
* Previous experience high transaction and 50+ database server environments
* Knowledge of various database replication and clustering methods
* Experience with horizontally scaling databases in HA environment
* Solid understanding of major components in relational database architecture
* Experience in database backup, restore, and disaster recovery procedures
* Experience with analyzing and tuning databases for performance and efficiency
* Skills in at least one of the following: Shell Scripting, Perl, Python, Java or PHP
* Expert troubleshooting skills and abilities
* Ability to effectively interface and communicate with engineering teams
* Business savvy; an understanding of how our actions affect the business

Related experience and knowledge it would be nice to have:

* Experience with multiple database platforms
* Knowledge of and/or previous experience with Linux or UNIX
* Basic understanding of Java/JVM
* Bachelors degree in technology, engineering, or one with a mathematical focus

Come be the next Big Fish in the Pond!

Apply Online or message me directly!

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