Database Administrator - MySql
Riot Games - St. Louis, MO

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As Database Administrator , you’ll provide administration and support for all database infrastructure, ensuring the stability, security and accessibility of player data to help Riot Games better understand and improve the player experience.

You are:
  • Educated: you earned a BS in Computer Science or have the equivalent experience; you possess conceptual knowledge of service-oriented architectures and a strong understanding of applied statistics and analytics algorithms
  • Experienced: over the years, you’ve earned scars and stripes designing, implementing and managing database systems for mission critical, large-scale applications; you’re pro at baseline performance and load testing for capacity planning, preferably with some experience with database capacity scaling techniques
  • Agile: you are familiar with agile software development processes and likely have experience practices like continuous integration and test-driven deployment
  • Data-driven: you’re an expert in the MySQL platform, including high-availability design and operation, performance tuning, capacity planning, automated backup and recovery and you’ve mastered MySQL replication, active/passive clustering, disaster recovery and geographic load distribution of database services; your premium-grade MySQL skills are complemented by an expertise in data warehouse technologies, including MPP databases and experience with multiple relational databases and NoSQL products
  • Up to code: you bring experience with task automation scripting using Python, Perl, Shell or other UNIX based languages
  • A problem assassin: you conduct problem reconnaissance and termination with the skill and ruthlessness of Bond; you possess systems administration skills required to troubleshoot database-related problems at the O/S level, on Linux/UNIX/Solaris and commercially available server and storage systems
  • A communications black belt: you excel at interpreting teams’ implied needs to offer useful guidance and so you communicate easily in the most appropriate medium, be it email, hallway conversation, sneakernet or messenger pigeon; you’re comfortable collaborating with any specialty of Rioter including business analysts, engineers and operations personnel
  • Player-focused: as a gamer yourself, you know the importance of listening to player needs, especially the implicit needs that can only be uncovered by analyzing and understanding player data
You will:
  • Function as the primary point of administration and support for all database infrastructure in the data warehouse and data services environments
  • Ensure the integrity, availability and confidentiality of data, database systems and supporting services
  • Optimize performance of database and data warehouse infrastructure
  • Work with analysts and engineers to ensure adherence to best practices and data standards
  • Act as the technical point of contact for architectural changes and improvements to a world-class data and analytics infrastructure
  • Help support and optimize a global ETL infrastructure
  • Test and benchmark current and future releases of database server software and related hardware technologies