MySQL Database Administrator - Oakland, CA

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About Us Join the 1 brand and top Web property focused on answering people&rsquos questions At Askcom we&rsquore building a nextgeneration QA service – spanning both the Web and mobile devices that combines the power of search with insight from real users Our proprietary algorithms crawl the web for question and answer pairs (400 million and growing) fueling one of the biggest QA databases on the Web This unique technology combined with answers from real users in our community makes Askcom the most comprehensive QA service around At Ask we empower each individual to succeed communicate their ideas and take action When you work here you know your contributions will have a direct and immediate impact on the company We are serious about creating and maintaining a company culture that is both innovative and fun and we&rsquore looking for great people to come join our team Summary Askcom is looking for experienced MySQL database administrators interested in supporting the next generation answers platform Be a part of a team taking search to the next level by harnessing the powers of structured data web extraction technologies and communitydriven content The ideal candidate will have specialized knowledge in database management and tuning for highperformance web applications expertise in MySQL administration realworld experience maintaining systems requiring high availability fault tolerance and secured data Responsibilities Setup and maintain production MySQL instances Monitor and tune the performance of multiple MySQL servers Monitor database events troubleshoot and resolve problems Monitor database backup and validate recovery plans Work with development teams for schema design and query tuning Design database security roles enroll users and audit database security Follow change management policies to manage change in database environments Coordinate with system administration and application development teams for capacity planning and application design Crosstrain the Site Production team in running and maintaining production databases Required Experience Installing supporting and maintaining MySQL in a production environment Experience with MyISAM InnoDB and other storage engines Basic SQL query and schema optimization Hands on experience with MySQL replication backup and recovery MySQL performance tuning Identifying problem queries and reporting to the development teams Experience with a scripting language such as bash or python Deploying schema changes to production Desirable Experience Experience running MySQL on Amazon RDS Understanding of NagiosCactiZenoss monitoring system is a plus Understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases Technical Skills 2 years (recently) of production MySQL administration responsibilities 2+ years working with the SQL 2 years of Linux server experience Professional Skills Self starter with a strong work ethic Location Downtown Oakland (Near 12th St BART Station) Askcom is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ IACI) Askcom does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies Accordingly agencies are requested not to submit such resumes to our job postings our employees or any other part of our company Recruitment agencies that nonetheless submit unsolicited resumes to Askcom agree and acknowledge that the company is free to use them at its discretion including without limitation directly contacting the candidate and will not under any circumstances be responsible for any recruitment or similar fees related to such unsolicited resumes
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As a top US internet site,’s mission is to get our millions of users across the globe the answers they need. We've been in the...