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Database Programmer

We are seeking a Database Programmer to work on an engineering team responsible for developing and supporting AAA MMO titles and take a hands-on role in building and managing the production database environment. The ideal candidate will combine excellent design and troubleshooting skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Works under general direction from senior management.
  • Designs database schema for high-volume databases.
  • Writes SQL queries and stored procedures to support the Engineering team.
  • Designs, implements, and manages large database installations.
  • Ensures the stable and reliable connectivity of all database servers.
  • Rapidly troubleshoots service outages using experience and other available resources.
  • Effectively communicates technical information to Engineering and Network Operations staff.
  • Assists with the evaluation and purchase of database services and/or products.
  • Provides monitoring, disaster recovery, and security support.
  • Develops, manages, and tests database backup plans.
  • Maintains up-to-date detailed documentation.
Requirements:
  • Bachelorís Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • More than five years of previous PostgreSQL experience.
  • A solid understanding of the PostgreSQL database system; understands replication, caching, and scaling; understands database optimization techniques; understands the SQL and PL/pgSQL languages; can use performance analysis to tune systems.
  • Ability to program in an administrative language (Perl, a shell), to port C programs from one platform to another, and to write small C or C# programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor liaison, making presentations to customers or client audiences or professional peers, and working closely with upper management.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to quickly assess and prioritize.
  • Flexible and adaptive; ability to provide structure where appropriate and needed.
  • The successful candidate will be solutions oriented and self-motivated.
  • Experience with Linux or other UNIX variants.
Desirable Background and Skills:
  • MMO-related database administration experience.
  • Extensive programming background in any applicable language.
  • Publications within the field of database administration.
  • MySQL, Oracle, DB2, or other relational database administration experience.
  • Experience with memcached, EnterpriseDB, Slony-l, and/or other significant PostgreSQL addons and tools.
How to Apply:

For the positions listed above, send your resume and any requested materials (web links preferred for portfolios/materials) via email. We will not return any materials.

E-mail:
Jobs@zenimaxonline.com
(Include position name in the Subject line)

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