Synacor: Database Administrator

Posted by | May 2, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Buffalo, NY


are seeking an experienced Database
to assist in supporting and developing our current database
infrastructure and design. This will include database design and architecture
for existing and new initiatives, database monitoring, tuning, and capacity
planning for production systems.
responsible for the maintenance and optimization of our PostgreSQL database
platform, your MySQL experience will also be a valuable asset to our dynamic
DBA team.
What you’ll be doing:
To administer and fine tune PostgreSQL and MySQL databases initially,
though similar duties will need to be performed on other database platforms, as
Develop and implement maintenance and administration procedures
for the PostgreSQL database platform.
Quickly diagnose server problems and employ preventative measures
to maintain high availability servers. 
Responsible for 24/7/365 availability, scalability and incident
Work with developers on reviewing and recommending database
structure/organization and optimization. 
Make sure new data structures are clean and can be rolled to live
Perform capacity and performance management across all databases.
Plan hardware and software requirements for new implementations
Assist in on-call efforts to maintain db uptime as needed.
Complete special projects or other duties as assigned
What you’ll bring to the table:
3+  years experience as a
DBA in a high-transaction Linux environment
Sound knowledge of Replication & Clustering, Backup &
Experience with multiple database platforms. Must have a solid
understanding of application, database and integration technologies.
Advanced troubleshooting skills and ability to resolve issues
quickly and effectively.
Broad knowledge of common applications and technologies in
Internet computing (web servers, application servers, database servers, load
balancers, caching, etc).
Working expertise with at least one scripting language (perl,
bourne shell, etc.).
Cacti, Nagios, or other monitoring and metrics tools.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Adaptability to new technologies.
A high level of self-motivation, able to work independently or as
part of a team.
Ability to manage projects through their entire life cycle.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science preferred.
Oracle and NoSQL experience a plus.
Linux system administration experience a plus.
What we’ll bring to the table:
100% Company paid benefits (health, dental, vision) for all
employees and eligible dependents
Competitive compensation package, including stock option grants
(for eligible positions)
Award winning company culture with growth opportunities
Casual dress and flexible environment
Generous paid time off
25 cent vending machines
Free Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino
Monthly company connections (get to know your co-workers)
The opportunity to make a difference!
Synacor is not your typical 9 to 5 workplace.  Our award
winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours and 25 cent vending
machines.  Jeans and t-shirts are typical office attire, even for the
executives.  Teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and is made easy with our
new open workspaces.  Our leadership team understands that the best
results come from collaboration, so we hire the best and brightest and then let
them do what they do best: create cutting-edge products and provide exemplary
customer service.  Synacor’s headquarters is located along Buffalo’s
waterfront in the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few minutes to enjoy the serenity
of nature is as easy as walking 1,000 feet or so to the water. We even have a lakefront
gazebo with wi-fi connection!  And if that’s not enough, Synacor pays 100%
of health care premiums for employees AND dependents, offers stock option
participation, a healthy bonus potential and a very generous paid time off
policy. Working with some of the largest cable, telecom and satellite
providers, Synacor’s products and online services reach over 25 million
high-speed Internet subscribers worldwide.  We are looking for great
people to join our team and be given the freedom to do the work they were hired
to do.

To apply:
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