Database Engineer at A Cloud Guru (Remote)

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Job Description:
Pluralsight is hiring a Database Engineer who will join our dedicated team to maintain, upgrade and manage our Postgres databases.
Resourcefulness is a necessary skill in this role. You should be able to diagnose and resolve problems quickly. You should also have the patience to communicate with a variety of interdisciplinary teams and users. Your goal will be to ensure that our technology infrastructure runs smoothly and efficiently.
Who you're committed to being:
  • A Maker who cares
  • Dedicated to making the system function as smoothly as possible at scale
  • Develop and implement corrective measures for database issues/problems found during monitoring.

What you'll own:
You and the database engineering team are responsible for our production system and certain key "on-prem" customers. This includes:
  • Managing our AWS infrastructure
  • Solve issues and outages
  • Orchestrate efforts in database performance tuning and optimizations
  • Periodic upgrades of database system, schema, perform testing and verification of released database schema upgrades.
  • Advise on changes needed to improve performance including index creation, query optimizations, schema changes, database configuration settings and storage.
  • Proactive monitoring of all databases to predict and diagnose the majority of problems before they impact application performance.

Experience You'll Need:
  • BS in Computer Sciences, Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience building and/or running highly-scalable Postgres database systems
  • 2+years of commercial experience with AWS addressing urgent and time-sensitive problems daily
  • 2+years of experience with Postgres DBA/Production service administration managing real instances
  • 2+ years of experience with Linux preferable including Debian (v 9) and Ubuntu (v 16 LTS)
  • Exceptional troubleshooting skills
  • Service automation including shell scripting, CI/CD tools, JVM scripting

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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