Database Programmer - at ZeniMax Online Studios

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Programming and Development
Region:
USA
Area:
Maryland
City:
Hunt Valley
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
06-Oct-17
Company:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Job Ref:
104

Responsibilities:
· Works under general direction from senior management
· Designs database schemas for high-volume databases with differing performance requirements (volume, latency, availability, etc.)
· Writes SQL queries and stored procedures to support engineering initiatives
· Designs, implements, and manages large database installations
· Ensures the stable and reliable connectivity of all database servers
· Rapidly troubleshoots service outages using experience and other available resources
· Effectively communicates technical information to Engineering and Network Operations staff
· Assists with the evaluation and purchase of database services and/or products
· Provides monitoring, disaster recovery, and security support
· Develops, manages, and tests database backup plans
· Maintains up-to-date detailed documentation

Requirements:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
· More than five years of previous experience with Linux/UNIX based database technologies
· A solid understanding of replication, caching, and scaling; understands database optimization techniques; understands the SQL and various server-side database languages
· Significant performance analysis and tuning experience
· Shell/script programming proficiency
· Strong interpersonal and communications skills
· Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes
· Strong organizational skills and the ability to quickly assess and prioritize
· Flexible and adaptive; ability to provide structure where appropriate and needed
· Experience with Linux or other UNIX variants

Desired:
MMO-related database administration experience
Extensive programming background in any applicable language
Publications within the field of database administration
Experience with memcached, EnterpriseDB, Slony-l, and/or other significant add-ons and tools
Knowledge of and passion for MMO games

Contact Details:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Tel: (301) 926-8300
Fax: (301) 926-8010
Contact: Recruitment Team
Email:

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