Prodege, LLC operates multiple online brands that deliver content and rewards to more than 28 million members. Prodege’s flagship product Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program offering users free gift cards for their everyday activities and purchases online. Prodege also operates the shopping rewards program MyPoints, gift card destination MyGiftCardsPlus and market research firm ProdegeMR. With 200 employees, Prodege manages over $500 million in gross merchant sales and its programs have paid out more than $350 million in gift cards to consumers. Founded by Josef Gorowitz in 2005, Prodege is led by CEO and Chairman Chuck Davis, former CEO of Fandango and Shopzilla and is headquartered in El Segundo, CA

 Named as one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2016, Prodege, LLC operates multiple consumer engagement brands, including Swagbucks.com, MyPoints.com, MyGiftCardsPlus.com (consumer rewards communities), SodaHead (consumer polling), nCrave (video discovery and audience extension platform), and ProdegeMR (consumer surveys and research solutions). 

Prodege is a member of the Technology Crossover Ventures investment portfolio, with a $60 million investment in May 2014. Its flagship properties, Swagbucks.com & MyPoints.com are the web’s most popular rewards programs that gives users free gift cards and cash for the everyday things they already do online. Points are redeemable for gift cards to major retailers including Amazon and Walmart. Swagbucks has already paid out over $130 million in cash and gift cards! 

We are looking for an experienced MySQL Database Administrator who will be responsible for ensuring the performance, availability, and security of clusters of MySQL instances. You will also be responsible for orchestrating upgrades, backups, and provisioning of database instances. You will also work in tandem with the other teams, preparing documentations and specifications as required. In addition to MySQL you will also manage Redis and Mongo data stores.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Provision MySQL instances, both in clustered and non-clustered configurations
  • Ensure performance, security, and availability of databases
  • Prepare documentations and specifications
  • Handle common database procedures, such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migration, etc
  • Profile server resource usage, optimize and tweak as necessary
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
Skills and Experience: 
  • Strong proficiency in MySQL database management
  • Strong proficiency working and managing Linux environments
  • Working experience with ssh and related utilities from the Linux command line
  • Decent experience with recent versions of MySQL 5.5+
  • Understanding of MySQL’s underlying storage engines, such as InnoDB and MyISAM
  • Experience with replication configuration in MySQL
  • Knowledge of de-facto standards and best practices in MySQL
  • Proficient in writing and optimizing SQL statements
  • Knowledge of MySQL features, such as its event scheduler
  • Ability to plan resource requirements from high level specifications
  • Familiarity with other SQL/NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, Redis, are beneficial
  • Knowledge of limitations in MySQL and their workarounds in contrast to other popular relational databases
  • Working understanding of code versioning tools such as Git
  • Working experience managing AWS EC2 and RDS Mysql instances

Our Accolades:

• Los Angeles Business Journal – Best Places to Work, August 2016
• The 2016 Career Launching Companies, Wealthfront 
• Inc 500 – Fastest Growing Private Companies
• Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500
• Los Angeles Business Journal – Fastest Growing Companies
• Los Angeles Business Journal– Best Places to Work
• President Josef Gorowitz -- Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year: Los Angeles, Advertising Category
• President Josef Gorowitz -- SoCal Tech Top 50 Executives Award 2013
• CEO Chuck Davis – Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) Hall of Fame Honoree
• CFO Brad Kates -- Los Angeles Business Journal: 2014 CFO of the Year, Winner
• CTO Shane O’Neill -- Los Angeles Business Journal: 2014 CIO of the Year, Finalist 

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Why work with us
Our employees are passionate, creative, diverse and driven to help rethink the way consumers engage with brands. We’re looking for creative and collaborative self-starters that have a thirst for learning and sharing their knowledge and know how to have fun while doing so. In return, our employees are rewarded, recognized and celebrated for their contributions to our success.
Culture
We are a team of top e-commerce experts, business leaders, ground movers and day-dreamers. But most importantly we are a team brought together by the desire to make consumer influence better. We work hard to make sure brands, publishers and advertisers get the quality we would want for ourselves. It is not always easy. But we love the challenge. And we have a good time facing it. No idea goes unturned here. Inspiration boards, infographics, word maps, remote control car races and pizza for any occasion are all part of the disciplined creative process we use to get the job done.
Perks & Benefits
Prodege has great perks! We offer company sponsored lunches, stocked kitchen with plenty of drinks and snacks, game room, on-site gym with company subsidized membership, company outings, competitions and team off-sites, newly remodeled office space, treadmill desks, monthly birthday celebrations, anniversary and new hire celebrations, quarterly charitable giving allowance, employee recognition programs, generous time off and much more!

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