Senior Database Engineer (DI)

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At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most meaningful to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. We’re making networking easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works. We maintain a positive relationship with Cisco that gives us the stability and resources of a larger company without sacrificing our startup vibe.

Our devices are some of the most popular in the world: there are over 7 million devices online globally. This popularity comes with large scalability challenges: our backend handles more than 10 billion of requests to our devices 24/7/365.

About the role

In near real time, Cisco Meraki collects massive amounts of data from its devices all over the world. We write nearly 7 million data points each second globally every day. This data, helps power our Dashboard and gives our customers insight into the state of their networks. As a member of the Data Infrastructure team, you will administer, scale, secure, and maintain our on-prem relational and non-relational database systems. You will work with all Engineering teams throughout Cisco Meraki guiding them towards best practices to meet the data requirements for their use cases.

What you will do:
  • Work alongside our SRE teams to plan, administer, maintain and secure our PostgreSQL infrastructure across our backend
  • Ensure systems are running at the highest possible performance level by analyzing and tuning queries
  • Review database changes requested by engineering teams for impacts to database designs, design standards, data conversions, naming standards, and documentation
  • Learn about the data and it’s used to make recommendations for improvements in how it is stored and processed
  • Work with Data Engineering team to design, build and maintain ETL pipelines for PG
  • Develop procedures and scripts for data migration
  • Guide engineers on performance tuning and optimization, query optimization, index tuning, caching, buffer tuning, etc.
  • Perform operational DBA duties: installation, database upgrades, patching, implement backup/recovery and monitoring procedures, capacity planning, and site failover/switchover
  • Automate schema management with tools like Liquibase, ActiveRecords, etc.
  • Support architectural changes with new database environments in both public and private clouds
About you
  • Deep knowledge and experience designing and maintaining PostgreSQL relational databases
  • Experience building and maintaining complex mission-critical production database systems
  • Experience analyzing issues holistically, from the application tier through the database, down to the storage
  • Proven track record of automating tasks
  • Working knowledge of relational database internals (locking, consistency, serialization, recovery paths)
  • Systems engineering experience, including Linux performance, memory management, I/O tuning, configuration, security, networking, etc.
  • Working knowledge of at least one scripting language (shell, Python, Perl)

We encourage you to drop us a line even if you don’t have all the points above. That's a lot of different areas of responsibility! We will help you pick them up because we believe that great engineers come from diverse backgrounds.

Life at Cisco Meraki

We are passionate about building real products that our customers love. We are confident you will love it here.

As a Cisco Meraki employee you can expect:
  • A supportive and fun environment and a team that values your contributions. The Backend Group is called the Exploding Whales. Interested to learn why? Just message us.
  • A lot of opportunities for professional and personal growth via employee-led groups. Check out one of our groups — Women of Meraki on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Actionable and candid feedback on a regular basis following Radical Candor.
  • Delicious catered meals every day and fully-stocked kitchens and all you can eat snacks.
  • Paid time off to volunteer, and much more.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

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Meraki Chicago hosts several social events. Some current and past events include weekly yoga and meditation sessions and cocktail classes, cooking classes, drag bingo, talent shows, and more!

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What does your typical day look like?

Badge in the door nearest the espresso machine and make latte art in the form of the Cisco logo. Work can range from teaching customers how RF works to designing multi-site Meraki networks. When I'm not evangelizing customers, teaching Networking-101, or handling escalations, I make easy work of those foolish enough to challenge me at ping pong.

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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

By simply just being around. In addition to the regularly scheduled one on one meetings I have with everyone, I make sure that my team knows I am always here to help, in any situation.

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What are Cisco Meraki Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Cisco Meraki has an Employee Experience team dedicated to ensuring that each Merakian has the best experience during their time at Meraki.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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