Database Administrator
KingsIsle Entertainment - Austin, TX

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KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a qualified Database Administrator that will be primarily responsible for the implementation, administration and maintenance of production data warehouse systems. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101, which has garnered over 30 Million registered players to date, and is one of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing and highly successful entertainment company.


Responsible for the daily administration of our production data warehouse database servers

Manage data warehouse extraction, transformation and load (ETL) process from diverse data providers

Install, maintain, and upgrade database software

Perform maintenance and upgrades of application schema components and database structures

Review database related application updates for impact on performance and operations support

Maintain database backup and recovery environment, verify operation of backup strategy and data integrity, develop recover procedures, support recovery from loss of data

Monitor and manage database replication and failover/recovery as needed

Run database consistency checks and maintenance procedures and fix as needed

Monitor and manage database server performance, availability, capacity and error logs

Identify, troubleshoot and resolve real-time database issues


A degree in Computer Science or related field

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Three or more years relevant experience including implementation, administration and support of production database systems (direct experience with MySQL, Oracle and/or Vertica preferred)

Direct experience supporting a production data warehouse system

Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (Tk, Perl, shell, etc)

Experience with optimization and troubleshooting techniques to address performance problems on large high performance database systems

Proficient with Linux operating system and utilities

On-call availability for emergencies and willingness to work non-standard hours, including some weekends


Experience with billing systems

Production Linux/Web administration experience

Significant programming background in any applicable language a strong plus


Salaries will be commensurate with experience

Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format

Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered

Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle

Qualified candidates may apply by emailing your resume to . Please include "Database Administrator" in the email subject heading.

This position is NOT eligible for the KingsIsle internal employee referral bonus.