Database Administrator
Wikia - San Francisco, CA

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Calling all Database Administrators! Ready to maintain and grow one of the largest websites in the world, that allows people to share their passion on everything from Minecraft to Muppets? If so, get ready to work at massive scale.

Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy, and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest Creative Commons-licensed sites in the world, as we maintain over 300,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle. We are rated as a Quantcast Top 50, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site and are read by over 70 million unique visitors a month.

We need YOU to maintain, upgrade, and install MySQL clusters for arguably one of the most interesting sites in the world. Maintaining and growing Wikia’s MySQL infrastructure for our massive platform will be at the center of your role. This will also be accomplished through configuration of hardware and operating systems and on-going maintenance of automated backups and restores. Your work will be automated using Chef and monitored in Nagios. Participating in our on on-call schedule and documenting our processes will ensure flawless and continuous support.

You are a skilled Database Administrator who has at least a couple years of Linux administration under your belt. Some of this time included experience in MySQL sharding, horizontal scaling, and administering 10+ MySQL servers at a time. You’ve worked with GIT or SVN for source control, you can automate regular maintenance (Chef, Puppet, CFEngine) and have worked with a monitoring system (perhaps Nagios, Ganglia, Cacti). You're also familiar with at least one or two scripting languages (Shell, Perl) .

Unlike most startups, our exciting platform is also coupled with a strong work life balance. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the revenue stream of the company, technology, and products, while having fun. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive base salary, full benefits, and big play on equity. Our dog-friendly digs are located in the SOMA area of San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain), come with a stocked pantry, a gaming room, and we also offer lunch hour yoga classes. If you enjoy pop culture and gaming, working for Wikia will allow you to work on what you love.

Joining our mission to maintain and scale one of the largest and most interesting sites in the world is easy. Inquire within and let’s get you started.