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Associate Database Administrator
Redmond, WA

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Job Description

Nintendo of America Inc.

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at

Looking for database challenges with a company that surprises and delights their consumers? Nintendo of America is seeking a Database Administrator proficient in Amazon Web Services relational database services, focusing on Aurora MySQL and Oracle. This position also supports on-premise Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL databases in a dynamic team-based environment.

This position is responsible for managing databases in a hybrid (cloud and on-premise) environment. This person covers a wide range of database activities including analysis, tuning, design, integration, protection, and day-to-day support operations.


* Perform tasks involved with building, monitoring, maintaining and troubleshooting databases following predetermined guidelines.
* Works with other Administrators to develop and modify databases addressing functional, performance, security, quality, operations and monitoring needs.
* Executes database system backup and recovery plans
* Works with team members to define the functional and technical needs of an organization and recommend solutions.
* Assesses available technologies to meet needs, and then define technical specifications and designs on tasks of moderate scope and impact.
* Applies some creativity and latitude to design and deliver systems
* Works with orchestration technologies to automate tasks within area of expertise
* Reviews database operation and configuration to ensure it meets design criteria
* Creates monitoring to ensure databases are operating well
* Integrates systems with enterprise standards and enterprise tools
* Documents all technology changes through appropriate change control.
* Stays current on database technologies and techniques.
* Ensures work is completed in such a way to comply with established regulations and other internal controls.
* Provides on-call support on a scheduled basis.


* Minimum of one year of related experience in various database technologies, patterns and practices.
* One years' experience preferred using Amazon Web Services relational database technologies (Aurora/RDS) with at least one of the following relational databases: Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL

* Progressively developing expertise with database technologies.
* Experience working on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
* May require solid knowledge of Windows, storage and network technologies.
* Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* One or more of the following certifications/credentials preferred: Oracle Database Administration Certificate, Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert, Oracle Certified Associate and/or Oracle Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server, Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL

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