Associate Database Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-TX-Austin | US-CA-San Diego | CA-QC | US-WI-Madison
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for an Associate Data Engineer to maintain data systems operationally and ensure business continuity.  This position will work closely with live operations and occasionally game engineers to ensure consistent data and feature availability.


  • Work under general direction from leadership
  • Maintain database schemas for high-volume databases with differing performance requirements (volume, latency, availability, etc.)
  • Be the main point person for live maintenance, updates and support, including on-call support
  • Implement, manage, and maintain MariaDB, Redis and RMQ VM Instances in VMware and Azure
  • Proactively respond to monitoring alerts
  • Create new alerts and manage existing ones as needed (in Golang and Python)
  • Ensure continuity of business by being able to maintain, troubleshoot and fix database replication issues, database backups, restores and DR processes
  • Ensure high service up time with MariaDB, RMQ and Redis
  • Support engineers with SQL queries and stored procedures to support engineering initiatives
  • Maintain large database installations
  • Actively aid in troubleshooting service outages using experience and other available resources


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of previous experience with Linux/UNIX based database technologies
  • A general understanding of replication, caching, and scaling; understands database optimization techniques; understands the SQL and various server-side database languages
  • Shell/script programming proficiency
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to solve problems and automate processes
  • Experience with VMWare, AWS, Azure VM Instances setting up, maintaining and troubleshooting MySQL, Redis, RMQ, and RedHat based Linux installations
  • Experience with Python and Golang

Preferred Skills

  • MMO-related database administration experience
  • Programming background in any applicable language
  • Experience with Memcached, and/or other significant add-ons and tools
  • Knowledge of and passion for MMO games
  • Enjoy playing online video games (such as ESO, Diablo, Pokémon Go)
  • C++ experience is a plus, not a requirement

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