Senior Database Engineer (Remote Eligible) at Redfin

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This position is a remote eligible position. You can choose to work at a remote location or at one of Redfin's headquarter locations (Seattle, San Francisco, or Dallas).

Redfin is revolutionizing the $75 billion real estate industry. We use data, beautiful software, and innovative design to put customers first at every step in the home-buying and selling process. We've got all the perks, but if what you value most is doing great work in a collaborative startup environment, join us.

The Production Engineering team is responsible for all the infrastructure's foundation (network, storage, database, compute) that empower Redfin. Throw in networking, caching, and database performance tuning & capacity scaling and you'll have a small glimpse into the breadth of technologies we work on. We are currently re-architecting most of our existing infrastructure and we want you to help lead the way!

Responsibilities:

Responsible for defining & implementing database architecture with a focus on reliability, throughput, scalability, and security.

Build observability to proactively detect and prevent performance issues.

Perform On-Prem/Cloud DBA duties in non-production and production environments, such as upgrade, backup, recovery, and migration.

Maintain configuration of DB instances including replication setup, parameter settings, and identification of appropriate instance types/sizes.

High availability and disaster recovery planning/drills. The ideal candidate must have cloud database engineering experience with both Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an enterprise cloud environment.

Familiarity and proficiency in all aspects of designing, sizing, and implementing SQL instances, storage and RDMS for AWS storage (Cloud Tiering Service to S3 - Net App, Simple Storage Service (S3), S3 Glacier), monitoring/logging (Quicksight, Eventbridge, Simple Notification Service (SNS), networking (Virtual Private Cloud, Route 53, API Gateway, Direct Connect etc.)

Monitor user access and performance of the database systems, provide incident support and analysis services, provide log and error reporting information to colleagues, customer, and support organizations as necessary to resolve user impacting issues.

Engage with engineering teams to gather infrastructure and database platform requirements and transform them into functional solutions within AWS or other cloud service provider environments as required by Oz.

Writing new support programs and scripts to increase data storage capacity.

Reviewing database and user reports, as well as system information.

Performing debugging procedures on database scripts and programs, as well as resolving conflicts.

Mentoring application teams and providing them with technical support.

General Linux system administration: configuration, installs, monitoring, etc.

Design and build tools/install architecture to manage every phase of the build and deploy process.

Participate in a periodic on-call rotation.

Adhering to best practices in securely storing, backing up, and archiving data.

Documenting processes related to database design, configuration, and performance.

Keeping abreast of developments and best practices in database engineering.

Requirements:

Understanding the what/why/how of infrastructure protocols and architecture.

Strong expertise and development skills in building, scaling, and supporting database technologies (Postgres, event streaming, caching).

Experience with database performance tuning, troubleshooting database, and performance issues.

Ability to build tooling for common DBA processes.

Love to Automate (Puppet, Chef, Terraform).

Experience working in an Agile environment and production infrastructure on call.

Experience with Linux administration and Linux scripting. (3+ years).

Experience with shell scripting and Python/Ruby script development.

Understanding of operating systems, storage, and networking.

Understanding of continuous delivery and deployment.

Nice to have:

Certified in AWS.

Experience in Software or Systems Development.

Expertise in RDS (Postgres) databases and Non-Relational databases such as (Redis, Snowflake).

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To ensure the health and safety of our workforce, customers and third parties, Redfin conducts background screening after making conditional offers for employment. All screening is conducted consistent with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance and state and local Fair Chance Act guidance, and Redfin encourages applications from, and fully considers, qualified applicants with criminal record histories.

For Colorado applicants:

Starting Base Salary: $134,100.00 - 148,200.00. Actual starting base salary will depend on varying circumstances, including individual qualifications, market finances, and other operational business needs.

- Potential for quarterly bonuses based on company performance.

- Potential for merit increases and stock grants based on performance.

Benefits for Full-Time Employees: Three weeks of paid vacation, paid maternity/paternity leave, sick leave, and flex days; eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits; flexible spending account; health savings account; life and disability insurance; fertility benefits; commuter benefits; Employee Assistance Program; and 401(k).

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Redfin is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

A diverse, inclusive culture is vital to Redfin's mission of making real estate better for people from all walks of life. We're proud that Redfin is a place where different points of view and backgrounds are encouraged and respected. We constantly strive to build a company that reflects the world around us, based on our conviction that pursuing and developing talent of all types is the right way for a business to thrive over the long haul.

Redfin is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you need accommodation in the application or recruitment process because of a disability or special need, please contact [email protected]

To ensure the health and safety of our workforce, customers and third parties, Redfin conducts background screening after making conditional offers for employment. All screening is conducted consistent with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance and state and local Fair Chance Act guidance, and Redfin encourages applications from, and fully considers, qualified applicants with criminal record histories.
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Redfin operates in the Real Estate industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA. Redfin was founded in 2006. It has 5742 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 2 open jobs at Redfin, click here.
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