textPlus - Marina del Rey, CA

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Company Description:
About our company

textPlus is a cloud-based communication platform that provides free texting and free and really low-cost voice services to users around the globe.

textPlus has been downloaded over 40 million times. It’s one of the Top 50 All-Time Free Apps in the iTunes App Store and Top 10 Social apps on Google Play. Check it out here:

People love to connect and we love to help them. textPlus transacts well over 65 million messages each day across our own system. We reach 110 million people all over the world—both in and out of our network.

We’re growing fast on all fronts: daily users, geographies and revenue. We are going global with our international phoning app.

Backed by a terrific group of investors -- Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Matrix Partners, GRP Partners -- textPlus is already 80 people strong providing a global communications service. If you’re interested in joining a team that believes in personal responsibility and initiative, thinking like an owner, inquisitiveness and having fun winning, please come talk to us.

Our founders sold their last company, JAMDAT Mobile, for 560 million dollars. We’re just saying. We are pre-IPO (or sale). Now is the time to get in on that proverbial ground floor opportunity.

• Open vacation policy—no limits, just an OK from you supervisor
• Top-notch health benefits—covered by the Company
• Casual work atmosphere
• Lunch provided 2 days a week
• Snacks and treats abound

Job Description:
MySQL Database Administrator (Hadoop Experience)


We need some with deep MySQL experience, with detailed knowledge of MySQL performance tuning and optimization

Experience with very large tables, table partitioning and DB sharding

Experience with performance data driven DB testing and simulation

Experience with non-traditional KV/big data tools a bonus (Voldemort, Hadoop, HBase and Couch base)

SQL expertise & optimization

Logical DB design

Looking for some programming experience, ideally Java, and experience working with programming teams.

Administer and support Hadoop clusters (including HBase).

Analyze system and application architecture to ensure that all functional and nonfunctional requirements are met.

Evaluate and select tools and technologies needed for efficient support of the systems.

Automate common maintenance, installation jobs.

Monitor cluster job performance and capacity planning.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that applications are properly tested, configured, and deployed.

Adapt configuration management tools for the needs of the Operations teams.

Maintain MySQL Replication Architectures and Change Management.

We need a "DevOps" believer; automate, automate, automate!

High Availability Database experience.

Detailed knowledge of Linux systems (We use Ubuntu).

Oracle is a plus


Experience in an environment with high volume of transactions (no down time)

BS in Engineering Field (experience in lieu of degree considered)

Excellent verbal communications and writing skills

Likes to work in a small dynamic team with other professionals

Experience scaling solutions to support large datasets

Experience migrating large datasets between platforms

Thrives in a start-up environment