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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Data Services Manager - MySpace (San Francisco, CA)

Social Networking is one of the hottest sectors on the web in recent years. MySpace.com has emerged as the definitive leader in this space since launch. MySpace has over 250 employees and is in rapid growth mode. Our users use MySpace to meet friends, find and listen to new bands/music, blog, plan events, play games, and participate in user forums and groups. MySpace, with over 130 million users, has revolutionized the way people interact and plan their social lives.

The MySpace.com Data Services team is responsible for data architecture, data infrastructure and operations for all MySpace.com data systems. The data services manager will be leading a team of data designers and developers and working closely with the data architect and the operations managers. The candidate will be responsible for managing the tasks and timelines for the data services projects and tasks within other projects and will interface closely with project managers from other teams as well as senior management.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years experience managing projects and leading engineers in a fast paced agile development environment
  • Thorough knowledge of agile project management methodologies, processes, software and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of database concepts, database design, data modeling and system architectures
  • Demonstrated ability to lead all phases of development projects including refining and translating product requirements, project planning, assigning project responsibilities, project scheduling, negotiating project deliverables, system/application design and testing, communicating project status, coordinating hardware and operational needs and implementing and maintaining systems
  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and aggressively drive project milestones
  • Demonstrated ability to define project scope and establish objectives for assigned projects
  • Demonstrated ability to direct the activities of other associates within a project in a matrixed environment
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills; experience interacting with all levels of management
  • Ability to adapt and respond positively and effectively to change, delay, and/or shifting priorities and goals
  • Demonstrates good judgment in identifying issues and recommending solutions to others
  • Prior hands-on development experience is required

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.


Please email resumes to: David Rios, Talent Acquisition, david.rios@fox.com

URL: www.datashaping.com/jobs17254x.shtml
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