Database Architect

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full-time

Company Description

WhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. With over 50 million unique monthly users and powering over 2 billion searches per year across sites that include and, WhitePages offers consumers one-click access to more than 200 million adults. Our suite of mobile products includes a top-50 mobile website and popular Android and iPhone apps with over 9 million active monthly users. Driven by a spirit of innovation and a commitment to delivering value to consumers and businesses, WhitePages has been profitable since incorporation in 2000.

We value working in small, empowered teams and working with the best people. If you would like to contribute in important ways to a powerful service used by millions of people every month, please contact us so we can talk about available opportunites.

Job Description

The Database Architect will design and develop strategies for the WhitePages database platform. They will set the standard for database operations, performance and security as well as perform database modification, development, tuning, implementation, and maintenance activities in support of WhitePages customer applications. Working closely with our development, operations and data teams, the Database Architect will provide guidance on best practices and direction on database platform and technology.

This is an amazing opportunity to work for a top 40 website that handles over 2 billion searches a year. You will be the resident SME and provide strategic leadership in a key role for our organization. Come join our team and bring your expertise and strategic insight as we continue to grow our database and focus on best practices for our platform.


We're looking for someone who has considerable experience in the online DBA world, most likely you'll have 8 or more years in this area and a related degree

Strong command of NoSQL technolgoes, such as Hbase, Cassandra, Riak, MongoDB are a must

We're also looking for expertise in relational database technologies (Oracle, Postgresql, My SQL), including performance tuning, replication, high availability, backups and indexing

You are a master of automation....Chef preferred

Experience setting the direction for online production operations best practices is also required

Additional Information

We're headquartered in the heart of downtown Seattle, but also have offices in midtown Manhattan and Budapest Hungary. We have strong company values and culture and would love to share why ours is an opportunity worth considering. We appreciate and respect diversity, and are an equal opportunity employer.

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