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Senior Database Engineer

EasyPost

EasyPost

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Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Founded in 2012, EasyPost is a YC unicorn whose mission is to make shipping simple for businesses, from garage startups to the Fortune 500. Shipping, now more than ever, is the backbone of the global economy, but integrating the technology-enabled operations of a modern business with the low-tech and complex shipping industry has always been a challenge. EasyPost solves this problem with the first developer-friendly REST API for shipping, and we continue to push boundaries and discover new ways to simplify shipping for all. Our team is rapidly growing, and this is the perfect time to get on board. Join us, and help build the shipping infrastructure of the future.
About the Job: As s Senior Database Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring the optimal performance, integrity, and security of our databases that meet the technological needs of our organization. Working closely with cross-functional teams, this role requires a combination of technical expertise, problem-solving skills, and a proactive approach to managing and optimizing our database systems.
About the Role:
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
o Design, implement, and maintain high-performance database systems that align with business objectives and technical constraints.
o Ensure the integrity, availability, and security of databases through regular monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance tuning.
o Collaborate with development teams to optimize database queries and ensure efficient data access.
o Implement and enforce security best practices to safeguard sensitive data.
o Stay current on industry regulations and standards, ensuring compliance with data protection and privacy laws.
o Develop and implement robust backup and recovery strategies to minimize data loss and downtime.
o Conduct regular testing of backup and recovery procedures to validate system reliability.
o Identify and address performance bottlenecks, working proactively to optimize database systems.
o Analyze and interpret performance metrics to make recommendations for improvements.
o Collaborate with cross-functional teams, providing technical expertise and support.
o Create and maintain comprehensive documentation related to database design and configuration, manuals, technical guides, and operational procedures.
o Balance long-term thinking with rapidly delivering solutions to improve our system’s stability.
About You:
o Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field
o Minimum of 7 years of related work experience with data platforms.
o Proficiency in a wide variety of database technologies (MySQL, Vertica, Cassandra, Redis).
o Knowledge in TiDB is a huge plus.
o Experience with cloud-based database platforms (RDS, Aurora, Keyspaces, CloudSQL, BigTable).
o Experience with automation tools like Ansible and Puppet.
o Experience in database design, implementation, and maintenance.
o Strong understanding of database security principles.
o Solid knowledge of backup and recovery processes.
o Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills.
o Solid communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively both independently and in a cross-functional team environment.
What We Offer:
o Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
o Competitive compensation package and equity
o 401(k) match
o Monthly work from home stipend of $50 net
o Flexible work schedule and paid time off
o Collaborative culture with a supportive team
o A great place to work with unlimited growth opportunities
o The opportunity to make massive contributions at a hyper-growth company
o Make an impact on a product helping ship millions of packages per day
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"EasyPost is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law."
To be considered for this position, you must be authorized and based in the United States.