MySQL DBA/Engineer

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We are looking for a seasoned MySQL DBA/Engineer to support MediaAlpha's ad serving infrastructure hosted on AWS. The MySQL DBA/Engineer will be responsible for design, implementation, maintenance, and on-going improvement of several MySQL RDS and Redis instances running on AWS. Other responsibilities include work on establishing and maintaining data security and integrity controls, formulate and monitor policies, procedures and standards relating to data management. They must be able to adjust to constant business changes including new requirements, evolving goals and strategies, and emerging technologies. The MySQL DBA/Engineer must be able to interact, develop and communicate collaboratively at the highest level with other engineers, internal stakeholders and external clients and partners at all levels of a professional organization.


  •  In this role, you will be maintaining several MySQL RDS and Redis instances and further designing and developing our database and data management infrastructure of our AWS cloud service.
  • You will be responsible for setting data security standards, controls and monitoring.
  • You will be setting SQL development best practices and mentoring other team members.
  • You will be getting hands-on to tackle key infrastructure and scaling challenges.
  • You will work with a team of developers to provide high availability and cost-conscious solutions for MediaAlpha's ad serving platform and Exchange management system.

Basic qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 7 or more years of industry experience, including at least 5 years of hands-on DB administration.
  • 3 or more years of experience managing Amazon RDS instances running MySQL.
  • Fluent in DB technology, tools and development.
  • Experience administering and supporting multiple databases for performance critical, highly available systems.
  • Experience in relational database architecture, data modeling, performance tuning, backup, recovery, scalability, and capacity planning.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills. Experience with designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications/systems using proven or emerging technologies in a variety of technologies and environments.
  • A self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity and ability to problem solve, while paying careful attention to detail.
  • Great interpersonal skills and comfort in a fast-paced setting.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in Redis.
  • Experience in implementation of workflow procedures and policies.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.


  • Highly competitive salary and bonus program participation. 
  • High-quality PPO health, dental, and vision care plans with zero employee contributions and zero deductibles (in-network).  
  • Flexible spending account. 
  • Open/Unlimited PTO. 
  • 401K company contribution program (after 90 days). 
  • Ongoing professional training and education program with reimbursements. 
  • Generous employee perks (e.g., mobile phone program, gym membership). 

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We are right off 520 in Redmond, close to shopping, fitness options, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of MediaAlpha

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is friendly and communicative. We're straight forward about the problems we're tackling and asking questions is highly encouraged. Being clear saves us development frustration and ensures we meet our timelines consistently.


Front End Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

Our team is very excited about helping to define and build the next generation of our consumer-facing products. This collection of initiatives touches many aspects of the business including our client integrations, web properties, and our platform. These changes will us to improve maintainability, build more engaging experiences, and much more!


Front End Software Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Someone will be successful on the engineering team if they are not afraid to ask questions to better understand the reason why we do things and strives to find the best solutions.


VP of Technology

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Finding the right balance between modern, idealistic solutions that will be ready in weeks and compromised solutions, but done and released today.


Senior Software Engineer

What are MediaAlpha Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We sponsor an annual company-wide volunteer day.
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
MediaAlpha's management team is as diverse as our team members. We are focused on continuous improvement of our Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
MediaAlpha offers Dependent Care and Medical FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 66% of annual salary up to $10,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to $100,000.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
MediaAlpha offers a Safe Harbor Contribution equal to 3% of a team member's gross salary. Team members are 100% vested at the time of enrollment.
Performance Bonus
MediaAlpha offers annual performance bonuses and spot bonuses for extra efforts.
Match charitable contributions
MediaAlpha matches team member contributions to non-profit organizations up to $2,500 annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave and a 12 week return to work program customized to the individual's needs.
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaAlpha provides team members with flexible work schedules.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes working from home on occasion as needed.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Team members receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Shuffle Board, Darts, and TV's.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We offer employees free on-site parking.
Fitness Subsidies
We pay $75 per month for fitness classes or gym memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
MediaAlpha offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, The ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
MediaAlpha team members are encouraged to share information through lunch and learns. In addition, our book club meets once a quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer professional growth reimbursement to team members looking to expand their knowledge in tech and beyond.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Aside from all of the benefits and perks, we embrace individualism and truly believe that encouraging authenticity results in happier and more productive teams.

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