Senior Database Administrator
Specific Media - Beverly Hills, CA

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Specific Media is leading the next phase of the advertising evolution by being the first to integrate display, video, mobile and IPTV into a single unified platform. We make addressable advertising a reality, working across formats and screens and delivering a comprehensive set of targeting technologies and measurement capabilities. We are the partner of choice for brand advertisers, with a notable Fortune 500 advertiser base and a roster of name brand publisher partners. Specific Media is also the parent company Myspace, VINDICO, and Xumo.


The Senior Database Administrator sits within the TechOps department and reports to the Director of Linux Operations, working closely with teams based in California and the EU.


The Senior Database Administrator supports analysts within global business, you will contribute significantly to maintaining its high standards in innovative technology. You will work closely with developers and be integrated with other business units globally to ensure that all technology initiatives are implemented successfully and any issues resolved promptly and effectively.

The position combines autonomy with team and supervisor support as you create and maintain database objectives for all environments, across multiple hardware and SQL Server software platforms. You will also provide technical database expertise and problem-solving support to resolve SQL Server issues and assist in the monitoring of database performance and suggest improvements.


  • Performing the product implementation.

  • Leading and performing the implementation effort

  • Extracting and mapping data (using SQL)

  • Analyzing exceptions and “fine tuning” the system

  • Validating accuracy

  • Overseeing user acceptance and providing training as necessary

  • Problem solving and resolving issues.

  • To assist in low-level estimations

  • To do the low-level design

  • To understand requirement specifications and carry out general system design and programming tasks as assigned

  • To create and maintain unit / program as per the specifications

  • To adhere to source code procedures and controls

  • To decide on the test cases of unit test plan

  • To carry out unit testing of assigned software item

  • To complete assigned tasks on time

  • To update task and defect status in the project tracker on real time basis

  • To participate in project lifecycle activities including quality reviews for programming, unit testing and conformance to standards

  • To participate in the scheduled team meetings, review project status meetings


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • An inquiring mind that consistently looks for solutions to problems and opportunities to learn new things

  • Ability to multi-task and proven ability to adapt to change

  • Effective client management skills and the ability to address client concerns and needs in an expedient and courteous manner

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Hands on knowledge of a recognized ad serving and rich media technologies.

  • Must have excellent team working ability

  • Strong learning and motivational abilities and excellent attention to detail

  • Self-starter, able to work on own initiative

  • A clear thinker with a structured and analytical-logical approach to intellectual work

  • A completer-finisher with demonstrable attention to detail, who likes to see the job through

  • Position may require, on occasion, some non- traditional working hours to allow overlap with US colleagues and some on call requirements.


  • BA/BSc (Computer / Information Science preferred) or relevant work experience

  • Strong technical background including the ability to disseminate various coding types (HTML, Javascript, etc)

  • Solid experience of MYSQL, Linux, puppet, various scripting language.

  • Development experience a plus.

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