Database Administrator (All Genders)

  • Full-time
  • Department: Operations
  • Skills / Job Strem Ref: Dev Ops
  • Type of Contract: Permanent

Company Description

Dailymotion is the leading video discovery destination & technology that learns about your tastes over time, constantly surfacing the best, most relevant content on the web. Our mission is to provide the best video user experience for consumers on the market, connecting publishers and advertisers to engaged viewers who turn to dailymotion for their daily fix of the most compelling music,  entertainment, news and sports content around.

Through partnerships with the world's leading publishers and content creators, France Télévisions, Le Parisien, CBS, Bein Sports, CNN, GQ, Universal Music Group, VICE and more, Dailymotion commands 3 billion monthly pageviews across its mobile app, desktop and connected TV experiences. Dailymotion is owned by Vivendi, one of the largest mass-media corporations in the world.

At Dailymotion, we‘re storytellers. We build the best place for people to enjoy the videos that matter. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring discoverable stories to life through premium content from the world’s best publishers. We do this by helping these publishers grow their audiences and monetize their content, their way.

Dailymotion is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We value inclusion and we want you to help us thrive for a more diverse community.

Job Description

We are in the quest to find a principal database engineer with a strong appetite for site reliability, software production processes and how applications use the database. While being part of the Devops team, you will focus primarily on the database platform architecture, deployment, evolution, and operations. Your main project will be to run our highly available production platform and roll out new clusters for microservices. 

  • Supervise and run the overall MySQL-based platform using tools like Consul, Saltstack, Datadog and Kubernetes 
  • Participate in the On Duty program to provide application support, incident management and troubleshooting 
  • Work with backend developers and help them optimize their queries, schema design, indexes and queries 
  • Guarantee database scalability, reliability and availability with centralized supervision (health checks, security considerations, monitoring, alerting…) 
  • Debug recurrent problems that occur and automate as many recurrent tasks as possible (maintenance, upgrades, repairs) 
  • Plan necessary upgrades required by new use cases and increased workloads (capacity planning, choice of storage technologies) 
  • Enhance the current architecture and develop knowledge of the application and global architecture 
  • Create and enhance procedures on all database clusters, train other team members on these subjects 


  • 5+ years professional experience 
  • Experience administering MySQL 
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database problems 
  • Experience in performance tuning and optimization, using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools 
  • Experience in implementing operational automation using scripts and database routines (backup, restore and recovery models) 
  • Very good knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics 
  • Good knowledge of Linux systems, experience in system administration 
  • Knowledge of storage systems and principles (row-oriented, column-oriented, key/value stores, document object models) in different technologies (MySQL, Postgresql, Elastic, Mongo, Redis …) 
  • Skill with one or more programming languages, ideally Python or Go, and able to use git effectively 
  • A desire to automate everything that can be with a clear focus on the overall stability of the systems 
  • Interested in systems security and best practices 
  • Good communication and documentation skills in French and English 

Additional Information

  • Location: Paris (France) Full remote possible from France
  • Start Date: depending on your availabilities 
  • Contract Type: Full-time and Permanent contract  

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🏡Hybrid Work Framework (4 types of remote work : Full office /Flex office (1/2 days remote) / Flex remote (1/2 days at the office) / Full remote + ability to work 3 month abroad)
💰  Saving Plan Vivendi 
🍼  Paternity leave or Coparental leave extended 
🕶️  Living Employee Culture (Events / Trainings / Partys / All hands / Dailymotion tradition…) 
🚀  Career development support (training / internal mobility / compensation cycle / 360 quarter feedback review …)
🏥  High-end Health Insurance and Personal Services Vouchers (CESU)
⛱️  Paid Time off – RTT and Saving time plan (CET)
✅  Meal Vouchers – Public Transport and Bike refund 
🎡 European Economic and Social Committee (sport membership/cinemas vouchers/gift vouchers/discount) 

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