Database Administrator, Cloud

Warner Music Group - New York, NY4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $87,000 - $120,000 a year
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With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville; Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Job Title: Database Administrator, Cloud

A little bit about our team:
Global team of dynamic, creative and collaborative problems solvers working together to build highly secure and scalable solutions to drive innovation and operational excellence. This represents a technical and experienced position in the IT organization. An individual in this position is responsible for making the production systems more reliable by performing day-to-day operations including system monitoring, troubleshooting, problem identification, resolution and restoral following established and documented procedures and with minimal direction. This group is the digital thought and technology collective working with world class creative Media & Entertainment executives and their teams; acting as the trusted operators and strategic partners with them to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Why this could be your next big break:
This is an opportunity to move the needle and make a significant impact within a large global enterprise. Responsibilities include coordinating projects and resources as new business offerings and technologies are developed and implemented within Warner Music Group. Requires excellent communication and technical skills. Other functionality includes acting as engineering liaison to outside engineering entities, project budget management, staffing development and vendor management. Collaborate, design and implement ideas with business leaders from whiteboard to digital delivery and be a true partner with our business leaders. Recognize that as a Service Organization we’re there to partner and steward the organization to operate efficiency, drive revenue and manage risk.

Here you’ll get to:
Build and manage highly available databases in global public cloud (AWS & Azure)
Work with the latest and best of breed operations, collaboration, monitoring technologies
Design and implement solutions that are highly automated and efficiently orchestrated
Experience working in a dynamic, high-pressure production environment with a mid to large systems and storage infrastructure with multiple sites/networks.
Ensure alignment between business and technical objectives
Work in a highly creative environment and solve new problems everyday
Set policy and governance to evolve with the ever-changing threat and compliance landscape
Collaborate across multiple technology and business disciplines globally
Be a leader in a global team where all options are on the table
Have a place to go beyond “thinking your thoughts”, but be able to shape them, stretch them, land and fly them

Rockstar candidates will be able to:
5+ years previous hands on database administration using the following skills:

  • Demonstrate experience with relational database and NoSQL database administration, including installation, configuration, backup/recovery, database and application tuning and support of application design and development.
  • Familiarity with database management in Amazon and Azure public cloud environments (AWS RDS and DynamoDB).
  • Hands on experience with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Experience with physical database modeling, information engineering, multi-tier design and development
  • Able to implement automated approaches for administrative tasks
  • Develop key operating metrics to identify trends and proactive solutions to meet service level agreements and reduce MTTR
  • Able to exercise good judgment, resolve issues, and facilitate successful resolution of operational or application issues and constraints.
  • Able to obtain, understand and interpret performance data.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities based on workload.
  • Incident management and response, post mortem follow ups/root cause analysis
It would be music to our ears if you also had:
  • You have experience with Python or Bash
  • Incident and crisis planning and response
  • Familiarity with SOX/PCI/GDPR compliance
  • Experience with Oracle databases
Why join us?

Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA.

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.

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Thanks for your interest in working for Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.

Warner Music Group is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances.