Sr Database Administrator

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The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)

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At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
As a key member of the Database Services team you will help support and drive the management of database technologies as well as leading automation and instrumentation efforts for our platforms and services. Use your software development and data management skills to build and provide services and tools for the management of business data assets. A passion for emerging data technologies as well as expertise with RDBMS technologies, applications, standards, and tools is required. You’ll be expected to collaborate closely with The Walt Disney Company (TWDC), Disney Interactive Media Group, ESPN, ABC Networks, and other key Disney partners, as well as leverage vendors and the open source community for products and services.
The Database Services team provides both DBMS Hosting as well as Professional Services and consultation in the database management space for Disney Connected & Advanced Technology (DCAT) and The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) partners. They are responsible for the planning and integration of database systems and applications into dynamic hosting environments in the most efficient, secure, scalable, reliable and cost effective manner possible.
ResponsibilitiesThe Sr DBA position works on a central team of Database Systems Engineers and Administrators supporting DBMS for Disney Connected and Advanced Technologies development teams and customers. Primary focus of this position will be the automation of operational and business processes in supporting internet sites and online applications for The Walt Disney Company. Key responsibilities include DB technology evaluation, guidance and consultation, design support, task automation and scripting, best practice and standards development, capacity planning, optimization and tuning, system upgrades and migrations, performance management, monitoring, security, backup and recovery, issue troubleshooting, and documentation. Additional tasks as assigned.
Other responsibilities include:
Responsible for group-level systems management and exercises project-level control over initiatives. Excellent technical expertise in relevant state of the art database technologies, stores, systems, and design. Carries out assignments with minimal coaching and guidance from others. Develops, enhances and adheres to engineering and administration standards. Upholds and maintains strong documentation. The ideal candidate will have experience with Pubic Cloud providers like AWS, Google Cloud Services and Azure; relevant non-relational database systems like MongoDB and Cassandra; 4-6 years’ experience with RBDMS like Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL and MySQL. Basic Qualifications
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge with key value, column oriented, and document store non-relational database systems such as Cassandra, MongoDB, CouchDB, Hbase
  • 4 or more years of experience with relational database systems like Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL and MySQL on Linux.
  • 2-4 years experience with Linux Server platforms and Windows Server.
  • 2-4 years experience with relevant scripting languages or programming frameworks desired (NodeJS, JavaScript, Python, perl, C, windows script; powershell)
  • Expertise in relational database administration including configuration, implementation, data modeling, maintenance, redundancy/HA, security, troubleshooting/performance tuning, upgrades, database, data and server migrations, SQL
  • 2 or more years of IT operational experience supporting robust e-commerce, gaming or online businesses in a 24X7 production environment
  • Expertise in configuring, implementing and supporting high availability redundancy strategies on systems including replication, clustering, log shipping, mirroring
  • Expertise in database design and architectural principles and methodologies.
  • Expertise with Disaster Recovery planning and implementation.
  • Experience with Linux system administration, configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and security procedures; experience with Windows desired.
  • Excellent knowledge of hardware, storage, RAID, and disk subsystems technologies as they pertain to DBMS systems, experience with SAN technologies highly desired
  • Excellent systems documentation and system diagraming skills
  • Experience with project management methologies and handling complex projects.
  • Ability to partner with relevant software vendors to determine near-term, long-term business impacts of product updates on our technology portfolio.
  • Demonstrated experience with troubleshooting systems issues and effectively diagnosing problems
  • Knowledge of understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals (DNS, FTP, SSH), general networking technologies, network architecture and connectivity troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of enterprise storage solutions including SAN/NAS.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Leads and completes tasks independently, with attention to detail and while under pressure
  • Excellent judgment, problem resolution, negotiation, and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work under continual deadline pressure.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and drives problems to resolution, handling complex issues simultaneously while effectively communicating across teams
  • Builds team relationships across the organization
  • Effectively communicates technical actions and expectations to the appropriate audience
  • Delivers customer service excellence by knowing customer’s business needs, identifying appropriate technical solutions, and meeting/exceeding service expectations
  • Knowledge in 1 or more relavent areas including but not limited to: Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Hardware systems, Networking systems, Storage technolgies, Data Warehouse/Business Intellegence, Data Center Facilities, Ecommerce platforms are desired
Required Education
  • Degree in computer science/information systems, engineering or related field preferred; or a corresponding number of years’ experience in technical operations or software engineering.
Preferred Education
  • Masters degree in computer science/information systems, engineering or related field.
Company Overview At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view. Additional Information
  • This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.


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Seattle, WA, United States
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