Senior Database Administrator

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CBS Interactive is a premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the industry. Our websites dive deep into the things that people care about: business, entertainment, games, news, sports and technology. With more than 290 million unique visitors each month, CBS Interactive is a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks.


We’re looking to hire a highly technical, passionate individual responsible for support of a very large database infrastructure (hundreds of servers, thousands of databases) as part of a globally distributed team. This database infrastructure is composed of traditional RDBMS and NoSQL instances. You will work with engineers and operations team members to build, maintain, optimize and scale these database systems. You will be expected to make key technical decisions that routinely affect how our web sites perform.


Setup and maintain master-slave replication topologies for high-availability and read scaling.

Design and implement solutions in BASH or another scripting language to automate manual administrative tasks

Monitor performance and tune MySQL/NoSQL and Linux to optimize for different workloads

Maintain backups and perform point-in-time restorations

Work with developers to design and optimize SQL queries and schema and participate in application deployments

Serve in an on-call rotation as an escalation contact for critical database production issues and drive escalation/resolution of problems

Maintain and create documentation for HOWTOs, standards and best practices


Significant hands on experience managing complex production database systems, preferably at a large consumer-facing Internet site

Demonstrable expertise with MySQL and Oracle: server tuning, query optimization, replication strategies, storage engines, monitoring, capacity planning, backup, HA, etc.

Proficient in the scripting language of your choice (shell, Perl, PHP, etc) for monitoring and custom automation

Excellent Linux/UNIX experience in a production environment: Understanding of kernel settings that affect database performance

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work with a diverse group of co-workers and internal customers is a must

Experience maintaining databases used to serve internet traffic.

BS or MS in Engineering or a related field is preferred

4+ yrs RDBMS experience in a production environment

Must successfully pass a background check

In addition, CBS will be guided by applicable federal, state and local laws when considering for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

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