• Senior Cloud Systems Engineer

    Location US-UT-American Fork
    Job ID
    Systems Engineering
  • Summary


    Sling TV L.L.C. provides an over-the-top (internet delivered) television experience on TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, computers, smartphones, smart TVs and other streaming devices. Distributed across a variety of strategic device partners, including Google, Amazon, Apple TV, Microsoft, Roku, Samsung, LG, Comcast, and many others, Sling TV offers two primary domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100 channels of top content. Featured programmers include Disney/ESPN, Fox, NBC, AMC, A&E, EPIX, Starz, NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Networks, Pac-12 Networks, Hallmark, Viacom, and more. For Spanish-speaking customers, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and extra Spanish-programming packages tailored to the U S. Hispanic market.  And for those seeking International content, Sling International currently provides more than 300 channels in 20 languages (available across multiple devices) to U.S. households. 


    Sling TV is the #1 Live TV Streaming Service  Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Television is at an inflection point. New technologies and businesses are rapidly evolving and reshaping how we watch TV. We are Dish Technologies, a pioneer in internet delivered television.


    Dish Technologies, in American Fork, UT, is looking for a DBA to support our Sling Media applications.


    Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:  

    • Design, install, configure, and maintain database clusters.
    • Maintain database documentation and troubleshooting playbooks.
    • Respond to and resolve database access, performance, and other issues.
    • Collaborate with engineering teams to optimize database usage.
    • Assist with database-related application deployments.
    • Ability to work non-peak hours when needed and take part in on-call rotation.
    • Develop comprehensive and proactive NoSQL database monitoring and dashboards.
    • Participate in the development of strategic goals for production databases.
    • Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards.

    Skills - Experience and Requirements

    A successful DBA will possess:

    • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 5 or more years experience with a combination of Couchbase, ElasticSearch, Cassandra, and Solr.
    • 2 or more years experience with PostgreSQL and/or NoSQL relational database administration.
    • 2 or more years experience operating database technologies in a Linux environment.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Advanced NoSQL development and performance tuning.
    • Data modeling experience.
    • Deep working knowledge of and proven experience with database clustering.
    • Experience with NoSQL Proxy, PGPool, PGBouncer, or comparable relational database proxies.
    • Experience with ELK or Splunk.
    • Strong understanding of both structured and unstructured data.
    • Experience with Salt Stack or comparable deployment automation tools.
    • Experience with Zenoss, NewRelic, PagerDuty or other monitoring technologies.
    • Understanding of and experience with shell scripting for process automation.
    • Experience with SAFe or other enterprise agile methodologies.



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