Come work with the most recognized and popular franchise in the world! As subsidiary of the most profitable children's entertainment brands in existence, this company is responsible for the official website, brand management, licensing, marketing, and development outside of Asia.
After the incredible success of the augmented reality mobile game in 2016, all development was brought in-house and they haven't stopped growing since. Based in downtown Bellevue, they are well known for having a great work/life balance as well as an inclusive & collaborative culture.
The beautiful panoramic view from the office is icing on the cake.
We are looking to hire a Database Engineer for a 6 to 9 month contract with the possibility of converting to perm. We are looking for someone who is passionate about providing amazing experiences for our users and wants to be part of a growing team that is in the thick of the development, testing, deployment, and operating of highly utilized online services. This role within the DevOps team needs an experienced and talented individual with a diverse set of skills and abilities to work in a key role that is primarily focused on our current & future state database platforms to ensure they are properly performant, available, secure, and scaled.
All team members are on-call periodically to respond to any emergency web site outages.
*Identify database requirements by interviewing stakeholders; analyzing department applications, programming, and operations; evaluating existing systems and designing proposed systems.
*Drive delivery by defining and implementing database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, database migrations, and recovery specifications.
*Critically evaluate the database architecture. Propose and implement medium and long term improvements towards supportability and performance.
*Technical evaluation and hands-on prototyping new solutions & database technologies including cost analysis and lifecycle support.
*Display high levels of performance and good decision making while working with minimal supervision within a defined set of priorities and goals.
*Provide training and write documentation & runbooks that allow operations engineers to understand and support the systems.
*Participate in Scrum methodology along with the rest of the DevOps team.
*5+ years in a Database Engineering or Database Developer role.
*Proven experience with AWS database platforms (Dynamo, Aurora+, Postgres, MySQL).
*Experience with Linux working with Amazon Web Services and implementing cloud-based solutions.
*Familiar with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
*Experience with monitoring, metrics, and logging tools is a big plus, such as Graphite, Grafana, Nagios/Icinga, or New Relic.
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
*Excellent problem solving skills.
*Self-motivated, able to work independently, and enjoys collaborating across teams to make us all successful.
*Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, agile driven environment.
*A strong desire to own something and make it awesome!
*BS Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and/or equivalent working experience.
*Any Database Administration/Engineering certification a plus