Senior Database Engineer

| Marina Del Rey & Playa Vista

We’re looking for humble, but ambitious, razor-sharp Database Engineer who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you know how to design a solid database schema and have a long experience owning databases that can never go down in AWS RDS. You know who to create reliable infrastructure in AWS to make sure the database is always up and running but also know how to create a backup and DR strategy and use it in the extreme case that failure happens.

Why We Need This Role

We are designing our central DB from the ground-up in AWS RDS and planning ETL jobs to bring in the data dispersed in multiple databases created by separate teams within the organization. We rely on this role to design the new schema, specify the ETL processes, and execute them in a way that does not interrupt the live applications. You are also expected to design the new database infrastructure based on AWS RDS in a way that guarantees it will almost never go down while creating a backup and DR plan to bring the database back up in the rare case that failure happens.

Why You Should Join

This is a challenging and diverse role that requires you to build both, an organization and new generation of Builder product, nearly from the ground up. Only join this role if you are craving rapid growth, able to create a path in unchartered territory, and comfortable with trying, failing and course-correcting fast.

First Six Month Deliverables

  • Design, administer, support and maintain large-scale data and database infrastructure to meet the needs of our clients, projects and internal tools.
  • Migrate data from various distributed databases and consolidate into a centralized, company-wide database warehouse.
  • Manage migrations and the competing data needs of our various departments and help guide the development of our applications from a database perspective.
  • Perform database scaling and reliability analysis. Maintain data integrity and up-time in multiple production environments.
  • Implement best-practice methods for backups and data integrity.
  • Configure databases and support replication on multi-terabyte Postgres databases. Monitor, upgrade and patch as required.
  • Optimize, boost performance and tune our databases.
  • Support downstream analysis from various departments and internal company applications.

Requirements

  • Passionate about loosely held values and ideas. We want someone who has experience but is not blinded by the path already taken
  • 4 plus years solid Database Administration with RDBMS like Postgres
  • 3 plus years maintaining highly scalable, and fault-tolerant RDS in AWS
  • 3 plus years creating backup and DR plans
  • Must be familiar with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Must be familiar with how to leverage the core building blocks within AWS
  • Experience with common database administration tasks including backup and recovery, monitoring, security and data-related maintenance (PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Ability to analyze, diagnose and tune database and query performance at all associated layers
  • CS degree required or equivalent work experience

Benefits

  • Health and Wellness benefits including competitive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Performance-based bonuses and stock options
  • Generous vacation and time off benefits including paid holidays
  • Generally flexible working hours
  • Working in a beautiful office space the heart of Silicon Beach in Playa Vista
  • A collaborative culture where unconventional thinkers come together to solve interesting problems and having fun while doing it
  • Mission-driven company that is making the world a better place
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

It's said that Playa Vista is where Silicon Valley meets SoCal - Think big names in tech, residences, dining, and centrally located for commuters.

An Insider's view of Engineer.ai

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Engineer.ai LA is a bunch of hardworking people in open and fun atmosphere. We're playful - we bond over our favorite food trucks and spar over who controls the office playlist. Calling us a family may be cliche, but it's pretty accurate.

Jordan

Customer Product Expert

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Through our Builder product, we’re making software accessible to everyone. It’s cool because software engineering has been disrupting industries since the 1980s but never evolving its own and I’m excited to be a part of the team that’s doing just that.

Alex

Global Vice President of Engineering

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown leaps and bounds since being at Engineer.ai. When I first started, my focus was primarily on lead generation and business development. My role since then has transformed into much more as I've had the opportunity to dabble in sales, partnership related initiatives and product management to some extent.

Mikaeel

Account Executive

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We look for people who are passionate about loosely held beliefs. We have a culture which encourages our people to be curious, experiment, and use their experienced points of view to challenge the status quo. We start with why in everything we do, it's part of our core DNA. We want everyone to be entrepreneurial.

Sachin

CEO & Chief Wizard

What are Engineer.ai Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Engineer.ai provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
We unwind over drinks on occasion as some local hot spots!
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Job Training & Conferences
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