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Database Administrator

Pond5, Remote workplace

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Pond5 is the world’s largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects. We are a venture-backed company funded by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices in NYC, Dublin, Prague, London, and LA, and we are on the lookout for extraordinary people to join our team.

We are looking for a Database Administrator to work closely with the technology team, demonstrating a professional approach and leading decisions relating to our systems and server architecture. You must be passionate about the RDBMS and SQL itself, database performance monitoring, provisioning, and security, as well as understand RDBMS architectures and be knowledgeable in best practice software development and deployment processes. Occasional travel may be required to our Dublin, Prague or New York office. All technical candidates will be asked to undergo a practical test to demonstrate their technical abilities.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can, and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with our Development teams to assist in defining and supporting database changes test and UAT/release support as needed
  • Thinking outside the box to devise ways to improve our data manipulation/architecture
  • Working closely with the technology team, taking requirements and design documentation as input, clarifying requirements as necessary to critique solutions and being proactive in approach to tasks
  • Participating in the Agile development methodology, including stand-ups and other Agile ceremonies as needed
  • Helping define metrics for Pond5 systems that are useful and practical and looking at how we can iteratively improve what we do, including the automated 24/7 monitoring of our databases and system security
  • Designing for system redundancy, Disaster Recovery and failover
  • Assisting with the resolution of day to day issues and queries relating to technologyModifying and running scheduled tasks

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 + years experience working with any vendor RDBMS (preferably Postgres)
  • A good knowledge of SQL is a must
  • Ability to come up to speed quickly with our technology stack
  • Performance Tuning, High Availability and Failover, Security and Data Transformation
  • Experience working in an Agile environment with a geographically dispersed development team
  • Experience with monitoring software (Sensu, Prometheus, Grafana)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of product life cycle and deliverables
  • Must be able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Must have excellent attention to detail, be persistent to get things done right, be highly organised and flexible, and work well in collaboration with a dynamic team
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent practical experience

BENEFITS

Pond5 is the world’s largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects. As the only content marketplace that meaningfully shares licensing revenue with its contributing artists, Pond5 is driven by a commitment to its passionate and growing global community of more than 55,000 professional visual and audio creators, providing a platform where their creative work can flourish, and helping them to make a sustainable living. With groundbreaking features like visual search for video and integrations into all major video-editing software, Pond5 is innovating daily, making it easier to find and use the content that creatives need to bring their vision to life. Pond5 is a venture-backed company funded by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices in New York, Dublin, Prague, London, and LA.

About Pond5

Pond5 is transforming the role of video in the creative process by connecting producers, creative directors, and editors to more than 60,000 filmmakers and creators in over 150 countries. The company strives to improve creative production through its innovative artist technology, easy-to-use platform, and ever-growing library of more than 7 million royalty-free video clips, plus millions of music tracks, sound effects, photos, and other high-quality media. Pond5 is a venture-backed company funded by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices located in New York, Dublin, and Prague.

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