Lead MySQL Database Engineer
Irvine , California
October 01, 2016
Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a lead database engineer to join our Blizzard operations network services (BONS) team in Irvine, California. This position will collaborate with developers in the design and operations of the public-facing and internal MySQL database applications that exist at Blizzard.

  • Lead and mentor a small team of MySQL database administrators while also contributing in a hands-on technical fashion.
  • Act as the principal subject matter expert on MySQL for project managers and programming teams.
  • Configure and administer MySQL database deployments.
  • Collaborate with development and other IT teams on the design and implementation of database services.
  • Manage performance of MySQL environments and optimize SQL queries.
  • Create policies and strategies for backup/recovery, upgrades, and migrations.
  • Work with team on ensuring standard procedures are well-documented and automated when possible.
  • Perform database load testing and benchmarking.
  • Implement continual service improvement through proactive projects with the team.
  • Evaluate new releases and features of MySQL.

  • A minimum of 7 years' experience administering MySQL database environments
  • Very strong foundation with major MySQL storage engines (e.g. MyISAM, InnoDB, and NDB)
  • Expert with SQL
  • Strong understanding of database concepts such as normalization, indexing, and sharding
  • Proficient with Linux and scripting
  • Background in 24 / 7 and large-scale operational environments
  • Strong working knowledge of all aspects of MySQL replication
  • Excellent communicator

  • Experience as a technical leader
  • Familiar with automation tools such as Ansible
  • Knowledge / experience with newer industry trends (NewSQL, NoSQL, Big Data)

Required Application Materials
  • Resume

A little about us:
Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer/publisher of entertainment software, including World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Hearthstone.

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