MySQL Database Administrator, YouTube Job Listing at Google in San Bruno, CA (Job ID googleus-416001)
Media / Publishing, Business Services
Database Administrators embrace Google's motto to ensure millions of users can access the world's information without a glitch. As a Database Engineer at Google, you design, implement and maintain our relational database systems for performance and reliability. You're responsible for tuning and configuring our databases as well as building tools and scripts to monitor, troubleshoot and automate our systems. You propose test plans and interface with external groups, developers and application owners to arrive at optimal solutions. Other areas of responsibility include designing and enhancing disaster recovery and backup systems. As you are writing automation for hundreds of machines, pages are serving up in real time, which means that the user has a seamless browsing experience.
YouTube MySQL Database Administrators develop, implement, and maintain our relational database systems for performance and reliability. You're responsible for tuning and configuring our databases as well as building tools and scripts to monitor, troubleshoot, and automate our systems. In addition, you’ll propose test plans and interface with external groups, developers, and application owners to arrive at optimal solutions. Other areas of responsibility include designing and enhancing disaster recovery and backup systems. You will write real-time automation at a huge scale and provide our worldwide users with a seamless browsing experience.
Your mission is to ensure the MySQL behind YouTube / Google's core products is fast, fluid, available, scalable, and engineered to withstand unparalleled demand. You will be in the midst of solving the challenges of databases at a scale most MySQL DBA engineers never experience. You will have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, fluency in MySQL and systems design, solid communication skills, and a desire to tackle the complex problems of scale which are uniquely YouTube / Google.
The YouTube website is one of the most highly visited sites on the web, and our MySQL Database Administrators play a lead role in delivering amazing content to the viewing world. Inside YouTube is as exciting as the website itself. Join us and you will build and use new, massive, wonderful, mind-bending, specific, and world transformational technology to deliver into the hands of more than 4 billion people worldwide.
* Write and maintain automation for hundreds of MySQL instances. Will need to know how to loop, test and iterate.
* Make sure new data structures are clean and can be rolled onto production systems.
* Replicate, set up, fix, monitor and tune systems as well as understand its problems, strengths and weaknesses.
* Initiate large DML updates on production systems (pushes/releases).
* BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related field
or equivalent practical experience.
* Experience with scripting and programming languages.
* MySQL and Linux experience.
* 5 years experience as database administrator and 2 years experience as a MySQL database administrator for a website.
* Strong understanding of relational database architecture concepts.
* Strong hands-on experience administering commercial large-scale databases: installation, upgrade, database/SQL performance tuning and I/O tuning experience.
* Knowledge of two or more of the following: Unix/Linux shell scripting, Perl, Python, C/C++, Java. Knowledge of Python.
* Proficient knowledge of low-level UNIX / Linux system administration/internals.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to create strong working relationships with cross-functional teams.
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