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Posted by: Scott Randall
Date: February 16, 2014 06:28PM

Our dataset is large and growing, and must be highly available, so job number one for the Senior Database Engineer is to guarantee that’s all humming smoothly. Smooth replication, secure backups, reliable disaster failovers, a plan for continued dramatic scaling up -- once that’s all handled, it’s time for new fun. We’re iterating our system architecture to include both local datacenters and cloud installations, and we’re developing new applications using other-than-SQL data storage. You’ll work as part of the group of developers and system admins envisioning and building that next-generation infrastructure. It’s a job for a person who is always saying “Ok, I’ve got that automated -- what’s interesting to do next?”

Lead the expansion of our data in hybrid data center/cloud environment
Improve visibility into servers performance, follow monitoring alerts
Work with developers to design data solutions for new online applications
Configure and operate master/slave/cluster solutions
Do custom queries to assist campaigning work
Be available 24/7 in case of an emergency, with the expectation that this almost never happens if we do our jobs right

Proven track record with scaling extremely high traffic websites in LAMP environment
Strong database administration experience
Experience with building load balanced database solutions
Experience with stored procedures and cache engines.
Knowledge of monitoring tools like cacti/nagios etc
Familiarity with nimble, iterative web development; excited by short time frames and high-stakes tech challenges; highly flexible with rapidly-shifting needs and priorities
Communication skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues
Detail-oriented without paralyzing perfectionism
Ability to independently prioritize work and implement resolution plans quickly
Strong culture match for Avaaz and affinity for globalist online grassroots campaigning
Experience working in development teams from diverse backgrounds and cultures, locally and remotely
Experience managing cloud/hybrid deployment built with RDS/MongoDB or similar
Experience managing operations in hybrid environments across multiple programming languages (php/python in our case), backend stores and cache engines

Avaaz is a virtual organization, with most of our work done over email, telephone and Skype. Our staff are based in cities all over the world and meet at team retreats twice per year. Avaaz covers office costs, either to establish a home office or to rent one, and we support staff to house themselves in local similar organisations when preferred.

Compensation and Benefits
Salary varies with location and experience, but is highly competitive with leading nongovernmental organizations. Benefits also range with location, but include 5 weeks paid vacation per year.

To Apply
Interested candidates should send their CV and an email to

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