Senior Database Administrator

at Roblox

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Roblox, Senior Database Administrator, San Mateo, CA

Join an amazing team that’s building the future of play. Every month, over 64 million active players come together on Roblox to imagine, create, and play in immersive 3D worlds. Roblox allows anyone to build the ultimate theme park, compete as a professional race car driver, star in a fashion show, become a superhero, or simply build a dream home and hang out with friends. Today more than 29 million user-generated games and experiences have been published on the platform, all developed by a talented community of 1.9 million creators.

Our ambition is to build a global infrastructure to rival that of any big social network out there. We currently operate thousands of servers in data centers all over the globe. Over the next few years, we expect our server count to grow by a factor of 3 or more.

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.

You are:

  • 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

You will:

  • 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

Perks & Benefits:

  • Work with an awesome team of smart and motivated people on cool and unique projects that are used by millions of active users every day
  • Robust medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k program
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Free catered lunches 3 times a week and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks
  • Fitness reimbursement program
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • Roblox Admin badge for your avatar and rockstar status with our community

Roblox is the largest social platform for play that allows kids to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds. Over 29 million user-generated online games have been produced on the Roblox platform with over 64 million monthly active players visiting Roblox every month to create adventures, play games, roleplay, and learn with friends in a family-friendly environment. Roblox is accessible on all modern smartphones, tablets, desktops, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and other popular VR platforms. In 2017, Roblox was named to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the second consecutive year.

Roblox – Powering Imagination.