Senior mySQL DBA
NBC Universal - Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Career Level

United States

New Jersey

Englewood Cliffs

Role Summary/Purpose: As a member of the Digital Platform team, the Sr MySQL DBA will focus on the solutions engineering and delivery of MySQL for NBC Universal. This individual will serve as a key technical expert in day-to-day operations and will act as a escalation point for incident management scenarios.
Essential Responsibilities • Play a major role in the MySQL strategy for solutions design and roadmap
•Define and implement backup and recovery solutions with focus on high availability and disaster recovery planning.
•Standardization and implementation of databases to improve the management of production and test
•Develop and optimize MySQL database designs for new applications
•Develop monitoring and optimization strategies for performance.
•Monitor and optimize databases for performance Work with development groups on assigned projects
•Perform in-depth maintenance and tuning.
•Participate in an off-hours on-call escalation
•Develop operational practice and support tool framework.

Bachelor’s Degree OR a minimum of 5 years supporting MySQL in large scale web environments
Minimum of 5 year of operational expertise with configuration / change control and source-code management methodologies
•Knowledge of and experience with MongoDB and Linux
Minimum of 5 year of experience in resolving system / application technical problems

Desired Characteristics
Experience working with geographically diverse teams
Expert skills in several of the following areas: Lamp, PHP and Python
Strong written and verbal communication skills