MySQL Database Administrator - Get a 5% Signing Bonus
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MySQL Database Administrator

Zoosk's Operations team is looking to add a Database Administrator to our growing organization. You would be a key member of the team that keeps Zoosk running and serving over 50 million users in 60 countries. You should get excited about managing large data sets, from schema design to performance tuning, for thousands of transactions per second. Our systems are mostly Ubuntu running Apache, PHP, Java, Ruby, MySQL and many other popular open source systems.

Build and maintain Zoosk's database infrastructure
Direct responsibility for site reliability
Taking part in a 24x7 on call rotation
Work with software engineers to design extensible and scalable data storage systems
Troubleshoot issues with applications, databases and servers

Extensive experience managing large installations of database systems like MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, etc.
Strong understanding of data design principles and performance optimization techniques
Experience with high volume web applications
Strong understanding of MySQL high availability, performance, replication and backups
Experience with general system scripting using one of Bash, Perl, Ruby, Python, etc.
Understanding of system monitoring tools such as Nagios, Ganglia, Munin and Cacti
Dedication to quality and attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

About Zoosk:
Zoosk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe enjoying the service each month. Zoosk provides members at different stages of their romantic journey with a fun and social set of tools such as Romantic Moments, Couple Profiles, and the Personals application. Members can easily access Zoosk’s services from its website, its Facebook app, mobile devices, and a downloadable desktop application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has members in more than 70 countries. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, Zoosk, Inc. is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.

Notable Press:
Zoosk was featured in 2012's The Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies:

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