AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Database Administrator

Position Summary:

You will be responsible for supporting, maintaining and further enhancing the use of MySQL, Postgres, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift and NoSQL databases in order to provide a stable, high performing and cost efficient storage platform that supports a variety of large scale online social games.  A passion for gaming is desirable. 


  • Manage database systems in cloud and on-premise environments 

  • Maintain data integrity and high availability of database systems

  • Manage configurations for MySQL and other database systems 

  • Triage, fix, or escalate system and database issues

  • Update and tune database systems in high load environment

  • Work with Game and App teams for design, problem solving and best practices

  • Work with Operations to manage database hardware infrastructure 

  • Participate in on-call rotation

  • Document systems and procedures

  • Use and write automation and reporting tools to manage databases 

  • Identify and recommend tools and services for managing infrastructure 

  • Automate systems and deployment procedures

  • Analyze and develop capacity planning for database growth

  • Evaluate hardware requirements for database loads based on efficient use of multi-core systems

Required Skills:

  • 7+ years RDBMS experience working in a high volume production environment

  • At least 5+ years as a MySQL DBA in a LAMP environment (Centos/Redhat prefered) 

  • Expert level knowledge in various aspects of MySQL 5.x (Innodb and MyISAM) 

  • Experience in AWS cloud, especially RDS/Aurora

  • Knowledge of NoSQL solutions

  • Knowledge of Redshift or other data warehouse systems

  • Solid knowledge of physical and logical database design

  • Experience with Nagios, Collectd, Grafana and DataDog

  • Familiarity with JSON, YAML and Chef 

  • Proficiency in writing automation scripts using Shell, PHP or Python

  • Knowledge of Subversion, Git or other source code version control and repository tools.

  • Broad exposure to Open Source tools for automation, monitoring and provisioning

  • Ability to work well under pressure 

  • Experience in working cross-functionally across many groups 

  • Excellent time management skills 

  • Must be self-motivated 

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Other Preferred Skills:

  •  Experience in Postgres

  • Experience  in NoSQL solutions like Couchbase

  • Experience in provisioning servers using Terraform, JSON, YAML and Chef

  • I/O performance tuning

  • Understanding and troubleshooting TCP/IP networking services

  • Database sharding 

  • Experience in online gaming environment 

What we offer you 

  • Zynga Stock RSUs and Bonus Plan

  • Full medical, dental, vision benefits as well as life insurance

  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave

  • Open vacation policy for many employees

  • Flexible working hours on many teams

  • Casual dress every single day

  • Work with cool people!


 We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.  Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position. 



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Careers Category: IT, Development Operations & Security

Careers location: Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Offsite

Requisition Id: P210714

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