Database Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


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


  • Works under general direction from leadership
  • Maintain database schemas for high-volume databases with differing performance requirements (volume, latency, availability, etc.)
  • Be main point person for live maintenances, updates, 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
  • Implement and maintain customized endpoint data services for real time game world consumption


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 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
  • Comfortable experience with VMWare, AWS, Azure VM Instances setting up, maintaining and troubleshooting MySQL, Redis, RMQ, and RedHat based Linux installations
  • Comfortable experience with Python and Golang

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with C++ 
  • 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 

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