ZeniMax Jobs

Database Engineer

Division: ZeniMax Online Studios | Department: Programming | Location: Hunt Valley , MD, US


The Database Engineer will work on a 24/7 team responsible for providing operational, infrastructure, security, scalability and highly available support for online AAA titles. They will take a hands-on role in managing the production databases with an emphasis on systems, data integrity and architecture. The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker, a problem solver, solution oriented, self-motivated and will have excellent troubleshooting skills.



  • Manage MySQL/MariaDB, MySQL-Cluster databases in multiple datacenters on multiple continents and in the cloud.
  • Manage Redis and RabbitMQ platforms in multiple datacenters on multiple continents and in the cloud.
  • Ensure the stable and reliable availability of databases
  • Rapidly troubleshoot database outages using experience and other available resources
  • Effectively communicate technical information to Network Operations staff members and other corporate-wide staff
  • Provide monitoring and disaster recovery support
  • Work under the direction of senior staff           
  • On call 24/7 for 1-2 weeks at a time in an on-call rotation



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 2+years of previous MySQL or MariaDB experience or a MySQL DBA certification
  • 2+ years of experience with CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise
  • Familiarity with MySQL replication, particularly master-master replication
  • Ability to create a basic relational schema
  • Experience with tuning MySQL at the server config level and storage engine level
  • Understanding of XFS and other file systems
  • Experience with virtualization
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (Perl, php, Ruby, Python)
  • Understanding of the Linux IO
  • Experience with monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Strong organizational and triage skills
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot


Desired Skills:

  • MMO database administration experience
  • Scale experience
  • Programming background in any applicable language

How to Apply

To apply for this position you will be redirected to the job submission form at Taleo.com, our third-party applicant tracking system. While Taleo.com is not hosted by ZeniMax Media and does not fall under our Privacy Policy, only employees of our Human Resources department will be able to view your submitted information. Information collected via the job submission form is subject to Taleo.com’s privacy policy.

Previously Applied? Click here.

No Recruiters or Agencies Please

Please Note: Individuals submitting resumes or otherwise responding to employment opportunities are NOT considered applicants until they apply for a particular position and have been invited to complete the company's employment application.

© Copyright 2018 ZeniMax Media Inc.
Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Legal Info | Contact Us