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Database Engineer

New York, NY | Engineering

Job Description

A veteran back-end developer who loves relational databases and readily embraces extreme scalability and performance challenges.

What You'll Do:

  • Scale our MySQL infrastructure to support our rapidly-growing 100+ billion row data set
  • Develop powerful tooling, automation, and proxy software, capable of interacting with hundreds of servers concurrently
  • Build core functionality for our in-house framework’s database wrapper, lightweight ORM, and model base class
  • Gain a deeper understanding of MySQL and InnoDB’s internals
  • Architect data storage solutions to support new product initiatives
  • Lead the way in reducing complexity at the most fundamental layers of our technology stack

What We're Looking For:

  • A solid programmer with several years of experience focusing on back-end web development, database administration, or preferably a mix of the two
  • Proven success in a large-scale, high-throughput environment
  • Familiarity with relational databases as well as NoSQL solutions
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux
  • Curiosity, intelligence, and an equal willingness to learn and teach

Tools We Like:

  • MySQL (InnoDB)
  • Ruby
  • PHP 5
  • Go
  • C / C++
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • HBase
  • Puppet

Tumblr is a New York City start up that empowers creators and explorers.  Founded by David Karp in 2007, Tumblr is now home to more than 100 million tumblelogs and 50 billion posts across a wide swath of communities and topics.  From our headquarters near Union Square, our highly caffeinated engineers work in an open, positive and collaborative environment.  We focus on creating intuitive and beautiful ways to share, discover and connect, while engineering new ways to bring Tumblr to more people around the world.

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