Full Time Job

Sr. Database Administrator


Englewood, CO 07-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Summary of Position

Responsible for managing all aspects of databases for Starz Entertainment Group (SEG) that support titles, customers, financials, and other key applications.

• Responsible for installation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, administration, and performance & tuning of database hardware and software

• Manage day-to-day operational support of development, test and production database environments including backup and recovery of production systems and cloning of databases to non-production systems on a scheduled and adhoc basis as required

• Responsible for query analysis and performance and tuning recommendations including plan analysis, index recommendations and database server configuration

• Collaborate with application teams in the design and implementation of database schemas to meet business objectives & technical requirements

• Monitor and report project status to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget

• Define and enforce Starz Entertainment Group DBMS standards

• Compile and publish DBMS documentation

• Participate in rotation of on call duties for 24x7 support

Qualifications & Skills
• Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, minimum of 7 years of database experience with strong knowledge of technical and analytical tools relating to database development, maintenance and documentation

• Strong experience in Microsoft SQL Server required (AlwaysOn, Windows Clustering, Backup and Recovery, Performance and Tuning)

• Strong experience in AWS required (SQL Server RDS, DynamoDB, MySQL Aurora, VPC's, Security Groups, IAM, Glue, EMR, S3 & AWS CLI)

• Strong experience in Scripting at least one of the following Python, PowerShell, Korn, or Bash

• Strong Linux/Unix system administration, TCP/IP networks, clustered servers, SAN storage and client-server/web computing environments

• Knowledge of diverse database management technologies, tools, and alternatives and must understand the systems development life cycle and have an understanding of business processes
Other Requirements
• Oracle 12c.

• Snowflake Data Warehouse

• Commvault, Rubrik or Cohesity

• NoSQL Environment (DynamoDB, MongoDB, Cassandra)

About the Company

Business Unit Overview


With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.

Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a ''best of global SVOD'' content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with US audiences, continues to roll out internationally.
Our Benefits
• Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental

• Annual discretionary bonus and merit increase

• Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day

• 401(k) company matching

• Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)


$122,400 - $149,300

EEO Statement

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpmppe-18-232-179-37-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.