Senior Database Administrator

ROBLOX

(San Mateo, California)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About ROBLOX
ROBLOX is the best place to Imagine with Friends™. With the largest user-generated online gaming platform, and over 15 million games created by users, ROBLOX is the #1 gaming site for kids and teens (comScore). Every day, virtual explorers come to ROBLOX to create adventures, play games, role play, and learn with their friends in a family-friendly, immersive, 3D environment.
Summary
As a Senior Database Administrator, you’ll play a critical role in helping us scale our database backend and hardware infrastructure at a time of incredible growth for our business. At Roblox, you’ll have boundless opportunities to shape the future of the Imagination Platform™ and demonstrate your passion for delivering awesome solutions in front of a global audience. If you know what it takes to scale database backends that can sustain over one million concurrent players year-round and you take play as seriously as we do, you’ll fit right into our highly-skilled and ever-expanding engineering team.
Responsibilities
* Work with an innovative distributed team that manages our mission critical MSSQL database systems * Develop and deliver groundbreaking database solutions to meet the large scale and real-time requirements of our Imagination Platform™ to ensure our community has an awesome experience anywhere in the world * Design and deliver highly available database platform, using DB-mirroring, SQL clustering and Always-On technologies * Identify and solve critical problems and prevent them from re-occurring via root cause analysis and automation * Create, influence, and improve the development platform, infrastructure, standards, and methods to ensure the goal of scalability and high availability can be achieved * Develop and share best practices with development teams to improve the scalability and reliability of the Roblox platform, including peer reviews of SQL, T-SQL and stored procedures * While we are growing at our current pace, you will be asked to participate in the on-call rotation for critical infrastructure pieces
Ideal Candidate
* **Experienced:** you have a BS degree (or equivalent professional experience) in Computer Science or related engineering field with at least 7 years experience as a MSSQL DBA; you’re used to blazing trails and inspiring your comrades to pursue excellence in all matters * **A MSSQL scholar:** you’ve been around the block a few times and understand the challenges of building large-scale MSSQL database systems. MSSQL has no secrets for you and HA/DR setups are a walk in the park for you * **A strong communicator:** You’re a language arts champion, effortlessly communicating with vendors and suppliers from around the world via email or phone without missing a beat * **Security-minded:** You are familiar with PII & PCI data and understand the requirements these put on data storage, access and security * **Ambitious:** you boldly go where no man or woman has gone before; ScaleArc, Heimdall, ElasticSearch, RLEC, etc. might not be technologies you’ve used, but you are keen to learn and grow * **Adaptable:** you are capable of adjusting to new challenges, and experimentation is in your blood
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

401K, Robust medical, dental and vision insurance.

San Mateo, California
Skills Desired
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  • Data Storage
  • Hardware
  • Microsoft Word
  • Security
  • SQL
  • Automation
  • ElasticSearch
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Computer Science
  • T-SQL
  • engineering
  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Payment Card industry (PCI)

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