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  • Red 5 Studios. Wanted: DBAs and Programmers interested in MySQL scalability and replication. If interested, please see us here.

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Next Big Sound is Hiring

Anybody interested in helping manage a 100+ Linux server deployment? Next Big Sound is a data aggregation and analytics company for the music industry currently ingesting hundreds of millions of records on a daily basis but as a small engineering team, we're looking for someone to help scale well beyond this to meet our customers' demands. More specifically, we're looking for someone who has practical experience with one or more of Linux / network administration, Java, MySQL, Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop (hive/pig/sqoop as well), Chef, Git, and/or PHP.

We currently only have 10 full time people but we're hoping to expand aggressively into the NYC area. If you have any interest or questions, you can email me directly at eric@nextbigsound.com or check out our jobs  page for more information.

Other links: Next Big Sound powers Billboards "Social 50" chart sponsored by American Express. Next Big Sound wins in MIDEM's digital music start-up competition. Next Big Sound makes Billboard's top 10 list of digital music startups. Next Big Sound raises $6.5 million series A.

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Red 5 Studios. Wanted: DBAs and Programmers interested in MySQL scalability and replication

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We're trying to change the game industry once more, but making top quality, AAA games and giving them away for free. We want to compete on fun and innovation instead of marketing and box distribution and sequel-itis. We've also moved away from proprietary hardware and data centers in favor of white box specs and the cloud.

We've been building some really cool tech to do this, and hope to share it with other developers in time. But we need help. We need a database fanatic who wants to try new and daring things, replicating MySQL databases across vast distances, and finding new ways to scale databases by using some of the theory and knowledge found on this very website.

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