I am an experienced UNIX engineer, currently I am working as a Devops/DBA for Gizmodo Media LLC. I spent this decade around high traffic, high availability web sites. I can code in several programming languages (golang, python, perl, bash), and nowadays I am moving towards AWS.
Technically the same company as Gawker, but now be belong to Univision. We moved the entire platform from physical datacenters to AWS, and we changed all the underlying technologies. The databases moved to RDS/Aurora (MySQL compatible) and all the applications containerized, and served from Kubernetes. We are heavily using Cloudformation and pipelines for platform management. My work beside common DBA related work is system automation - mostly with AWS API.
I worked as a DBA on a system, which utilised about 50 mysql servers. All the database server operations were automated by me, like backups, or new replica creation. In our stack we used ansible for process automation, puppet for server configuration management, jenkins for triggering jobs. I also participated to ansible project as creating the mysql-replication, and the mysql-variables modules for them. Both of the projects become part of the official ansible release. We were heavily used Percona software, like percona-toolkit or xtrabackup.