Senior Database Administrator
Sling Media, Inc. - Foster City, CA

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We are seeking a Database Administrator to be responsible for the ongoing design, implementation, and support of database systems and infrastructure for consumer facing digital media services

Primary Duties And Responsibilities
  • Provide senior level operations support of Production/QA/Development computing infrastructures as part of the global IT Operations team.
  • Responsible for standard and advanced DB administrative duties. Including, but not limited to, installation, monitoring, backup and recovery and tuning.
  • Manage Storage Area Network Infrastructure.
  • Work effectively with team of DB Administrators to maintain uptime, consistency, scalability and performance while meeting business needs.
  • Know or quickly learn environment – technical and business through initiative and direction from senior staff and/or peers.
  • Monitor application, database, server and network usage and undertake routine preventative measures.
  • Build, implement and support Systems Monitoring and Management tools.
  • Research new IT technologies.
  • Execute and manage project plans as part of a team.
  • Follow strict operating processes and procedures as it relates to operations.
  • Perform lab testing for ongoing evaluation of software and hardware network functionality.
  • Performing Linux (CENTOS) administration.
  • Performing other duties as requested by manager.
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
  • At least 5 years experience with MySQL. ORACLE experience is a plus.
  • Experience supporting high traffic web sites delivering video content
  • Seven years of UNIX/LINUX experience
  • Five years of hands-on TCP/IP experience
  • Working knowledge of Apache and Apache Tomcat.
  • Experience with MySQL and ORACLE.
  • Working knowledge of Windows server administration.
  • Experience with F5 load balancers a plus.
  • Knowledge of Blade servers, HP.
  • Deep working knowledge of Storage Area Networks, EMC experience a plus.
Qualified applicants must be able to demonstrate the following
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedural manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, piers and customers.
  • A strong desire to learn and improve.
  • A strong sense of trouble-shooting and problem solving.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize tasks carefully and accurately.
  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Dedication and commitment to providing continuous service .
  • Communicate well with all levels of management and company personnel.
  • Handle multiple projects and tasks with potentially varying priorities.
  • Make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure.
This position may involve special working conditions, including
  • 24x7 accessibility. Subject to on-call as and when needed.
  • Lifting, mounting and cabling heavy servers and network equipment in cold/loud datacenter environment over a long period of time.
  • Travel to other locations (both domestic and international) for extended periods of time as & when needed, sometimes on short notice.