HBO Senior Database Engineer

HBO is looking for a talented Senior Database Engineer to join our data architect team. You will play a key role in defining and executing an end-to-end support and performance tuning of Cassandra databases which support various workloads. This individual will be responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of Cassandra infrastructure.


  • Design/Build/Maintain the end-to-end of the database.
  • Maintain, monitor and improve the application logic accessing Cassandra
  • Cross-functional data integration efforts, both upstream and downstream
  • Work with the engineering team to continuously acquire new data, detect and fix data quality issues
  • Develop and optimize processes by working closely with multiple data partners and stakeholders across the company to meet growing business needs.


  • Passionate about data and technology and extremely curious
  • Great attention to details, thinking through downstream effects of data architecture on data mining business intelligence and analysis, as well as pre-emptively diagnosing potential pain points for stakeholders.
  • Strong experience in Cassandra database tuning and optimization.
  • Experience in Cassandra database refreshes, backup and recovery.
  • Strong, recent, hands on expertise in data architecture and programming utilizing Cassandra
  • Strong data modeling background utilizing Non-SQL modeling approach
  • Working knowledge of Python and shell scripting
  • Production support experience
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentation skill is a must
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a dynamic organization with minimal documentation and process


  • You've worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies
  • Experience with Jenkins and github
  • Exposure to SQL databases such as Oracle, PostgreSQL
  • Experience working in agile environments.
  • Capability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision About Us It's HBOSM

America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

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