Database Engineer (DE-VS)
Machine Zone - Palo Alto, CA

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The Database Engineer is an important piece of the Platform Engineering team at Machine Zone and will report into our VP of Platform Engineering and Chief Architect. You should have extensive experience with Objective Oriented development and have built database applications against MySQL. You will be responsible for building, running and analyzing massive, high-performance and scalable game features. Your work will be played and used by tens of millions of global players in the future!

Responsibilities:
Manage database instances to accommodate growth and scale, troubleshoot database issues, and maintain database, including schema changes, data migration and data restoration.
Create server builds for release.
Run and analyze load tests and assist with performance optimization of the database system. Review database change requests and provide optimization advice.
Assist engineers and business analysts with adopting database best practices.
Write unit and function tests.
Work with game designers, iPhone developers and Quality Assurance team to deliver high quality online games.

Requirements:
BS in Computer Science and 5 years of experience.
Experience building database applications against MySQL
Familiarity with PHP/LAMP and JAVA environment
Experience with coding practices including design, unit testing and peer code reviews.
Knowledge in design, implementation and production of large-scale systems
Skills in building scalable and complex web-based application with high performance
And in-depth Object-oriented (PHP/ JAVA/ C++) development.

Desirable:
Strong Experience in PHP/LAMP environment
Experience building scalable, complex web-based application with high performance
Knowledge of best practices for the design and implementation of large-scale systems as well as experience in taking such systems from design to production
Has interest or experience in the game industry

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Top Reasons to Join Us:
Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunities
Competitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance and unlimited vacation
Located in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars and cafes
Food, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with founders
Monthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, ping pong table, video games… and more!

About Us:
Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly Addmired) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play mobile social games in the world. Launched in 2008 with Y Combinator, Machine Zone has seen explosive annual growth with its highly successful free-to-play games, including iMob, Original Gangstaz, Global War, iMob 2, Race or Die 2, among others. To date, the company has well over 40 million downloads of their iPhone games. The company operates profitably and has raised two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures.
Winner of the Crunchies Award (Techcrunch), we are a unique, highly talented and ambitious team of free-to-play game experts and rock-star engineers, all focused on building highly engaging mobile experiences for its gamers. We continue to expand our teams and look for top talents around the world to build not only the most exciting technical and social projects in mobile gaming, but to help create the best gaming company. Come and be part of the revolution!

About this company
Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly known as Addmired, Inc.) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play...