MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., is the premier lifestyle portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a positive impact on the world. MySpace has created a connected global community by integrating web profiles, blogs, instant messaging, e-mail, music streaming, music videos, photo galleries, classified listings, events, groups, college communities, and member forums. MySpace's international network includes more than 30 localized community sites in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, India, Japan, and New Zealand. Fox Interactive Media is a division of News Corp. (NYSE:NWS - News, NWS.A - News; ASX:NWS - News, NWSLV - News).
The MySpace.com Data Services team is responsible for data architecture, data infrastructure and operations for all MySpace.com data systems. The data developer will be a member of the Strategic Architecture and Development team. The candidate will be part of a team responsible for gathering and developing requirements for large scale distributed data systems. The candidate will work closely with the data architects and designer on data developer to support MySpace features, working closely with application developers and product management.
Minimum 4-6 years experience in the design and development of data systems and services focusing on scalability and high performance
Demonstrated experience with SQL development in a transactional environment
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Experience developing complex stored procedures and other database objects optimized for high transactional performance
Working knowledge of the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or 2005 engine
Experience with XML, XQuery, DOM, DTDs, XML Schemas and XML parsing tools preferred but not required
Strong verbal and written communication skills
The candidate needs to work well in a high pressure team environment with a strong focus on Agile development processes. The candidate should be able to handle operational responsibilities with respect to the data systems the candidate works on.