At GoStudent, we are passionate about changing the world through education.

Database Engineer at GoStudent (Remote)

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Remote - English - m/w/d
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At GoStudent, we work passionately every day to fulfil our mission in building the #1 global school! Headquartered in Vienna and founded in 2016, GoStudent is the leading, scale-up, venture-backed Edtech platform. With +591M€ raised from national and international investors we're growing at 20 percent MoM and aim for 5x-10x growth within our international markets in the next 12 months. Do those numbers excite you? Then take this opportunity to be bold and make your mark.
Your tasks:
  • You'll ensure Cassandra/Couchbase/Scylla runs at optimal health, and perform performance troubleshooting as necessary (I/O, CPU, identify bottlenecks, etc.).
  • Manage the AWS Database estate to ensure high availability and performance
  • Troubleshoot performance problems
  • Ability to run standard maintenance (repair, snapshots, restore )
  • Maintain a cluster with multi node / multi service setup
  • Perform backups and restores
  • Setup XDCR replication across multi cluster environments
  • Migration of bucket(s) to new cluster(s)

Who you are:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Linux and Windows environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various backup procedures including storage level replication
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Disaster Recovery procedures
  • Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:
  • 5 years' experience as a DBA working on Couchbase and Cassandra databases.
  • Experience with SHELL/Ansible scripting.

What we offer you:
  • An amazing and flexible startup atmosphere with highly motivated and openminded colleagues.
  • Modern & developer-friendly TechStack.
  • Opportunity to be creative and have a direct impact on the product.
  • Career paths and the opportunity for professional career development.
  • International surrounding with private courses to improve your language skills.

  • The Database Engineer will support database installation, configuration and problem management/resolution of issues of systems for production readiness.
  • Possessing demonstrated ability to implement new technologies, tools, and methods, you have an in-depth knowledge of Cassandra & Couchbase, including hands-on experience in installation, upgrades, backup technology, High Availability and Performance Tuning.
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What are GoStudent Perks + Benefits

GoStudent Benefits Overview

In the immediate surroundings, you’ll find plenty of different restaurants to hang out in during your lunch break or supermarkets to grab a quick bite. The office is equipped with modern furniture, inviting you to casually work from a desk or sofa - wherever you feel most productive! In case you need some fresh air or to blow off steam, all of our offices are equipped with outdoor spaces. Get your coffee from the office kitchen or store your favorite snacks in the fridge. Enjoy your break with colleagues in the chill lounge area, and start your evening with an after-work beer on the roof terrace.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
GoStudent offers very generous and low deductible health plans with 75% employee premium coverage.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Here at GoStudent we believe that a healthy work life balance is a priority.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer 20 PTO days a year.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
We offer 3 Paid Sick Days each year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Here at GoStudent we aim to dress for comfort and want each team member to have the freedom to express themselves and feel empowered in their own way.
Commuter Benefits
GoStudent offers a $100 a month commuter benefit card.
Company Outings
GoStudent has several company paid outings to help build the relationships between departments and team members. These include company-wide annual events, holiday celebrations., etc.
Happy Hours
At GoStudent, we live the motto ‘work hard, play hard.’ We love celebrating milestones and successes together.
We offer a $100 a month commuter card so you can easily park downtown for free!
Pet Friendly
Pet team members are always welcome into the office!
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

At GoStudent we believe that success is built from the bottom up. We take care in looking after our team and focus on performance and ability rather than age and title.

An Insider's view of GoStudent

What does your typical day look like?

Every day offers new challenges and rewards! You never know what life you'll be able to change by getting customers the support they need. The company really believes in flexibility on work hours, mental health breaks and long lunches are encouraged with the understanding that you’ll make your calls during the optimal hours.


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What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to unlock the full potential of every student. On our journey to reach this goal, we are committed to offering access to high-quality education by using online solutions and by setting rates that are more easily affordable. Digitalization has always helped to democratize industries and applying this logic to education is long overdue



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