Database Reliability Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Core Digital Media is a leading digital marketer and provider of online solutions that enable people to save money across a variety of personal finance products. Our products – which include LowerMyBills, ClassesUSA, WalletJoy, and PolicyPilot – are fueled by an industry-leading marketing platform that connects tens of millions of people with a wide range of financial institutions who can help improve those people’s lives.
The DevOps team at Core Digital Media is responsible for availability and performance of all consumer facing applications as well as internal systems. It consists of Systems Engineers, Release Engineers and Database Administrators supporting our software development. As a Database Reliability Engineer, you will be supporting mission critical databases that drive our business and provide high availability and performance. The successful candidate will have skills in modern database technologies and have a demonstrated ability to collaborate with engineering teams 


  • Reviewing and migrating databases changes between environments
  • Database & Application (SQL) performance tuning
  • Troubleshooting and identifying Database performance issues quickly
  • Reviewing DDLs and DMLs for performance and stability, and working with engineers on improving these
  • Monitor and maintain database security 
  • Support real time sync between database systems
  • Support and maintain PostgreSQL, Oracle, Snowflake, AWS Aurora and Mongo database instances
  • Making sure backups are recoverable at all times
  • Root cause analysis of production-related database issues
  • Daily maintenance, monitoring, problem resolution and internal customer/development support
  • Develop, implement and maintain automation tools to manage and monitor diverse database technologies we have
  • On-call for production databases on a rotation basis

Skills Required

  • Query and database tuning skills
  • Linux background and shell scripting is a must
  • Knowledge of Oracle and Postgres database platforms
  • Oracle to Postgres migration is plus as well asknowledge of AWS native database engines
  • Experience with Database replication technologies (Oracle, Postgre, MySQL, NoSQL)
  • Should be familiar with at least one scripting language (Perl, Python or Ruby)
  • Backup and recovery setup
  • Experience automating and reviewing database change migration between environments
  • Experience with high-volume OLTP database systems
  • Experience with terabyte databases.
  • Knowledge of database best practices (schema management, index optimization)
  • Experience in a 24/7 production environment
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and experience
  • 3+ years hands-on DBA and/or Database development projects

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We are located in West Los Angeles in the heart of Silicon Beach.

An Insider's view of Core Digital Media

What’s the vibe like in the office?

CDM is unique in that it exists in a competitive, fast-paced, ever-changing industry and still maintains its collaborative, nurturing community spirit. People are encouraged to think creatively and take risks; the result is a group of people invested in and energized by the work they do.

Chelsea Fusco

Social Marketing Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful people are flexible and open to new ideas. Our industry, and even our individual roles, are constantly changing, so an ability to adapt and pick up on new clients, new processes, and new company goals is essential. Successful teammates are constantly pushing themselves to do better and think of innovative ideas.

Tamara Newman

Campaign Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are excited to be moving towards a micro services architecture which will allow us to create modular applications which are easier to build, maintain and deploy. We are re-architecting our front end to utilize newer UI frameworks. We are working on encrypting sensitive consumer data. We are also working on making our applications cloud ready.

Deepak Vashishtha

Sr. Director of Software Engineering

What are Core Digital Media Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We match 100% up to 4% of the employee's contribution
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
We offer 10 paid holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
We bring in breakfast every Friday morning
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Online course subscriptions available
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