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1 Sep 2021

Full-Time Principal Database Engineer- Remote

Brian Leary Anywhere

Job Description

Principal Data Base Engineer – Remote

Growing Best in Class SAAS Client

We are looking for a passionate Database engineer with extensive experience in NoSQL, MySql , and other database technologies as well as cloud native technologies. This position will be responsible for designing, developing, managing and scaling enterprise level database infrastructure in order to power high-impact initiatives across the broader organization.

In this role you will:

  • Design, implement, and maintain complex relational database systems with Cloud Native principles and best practices to ensure highly available, secure, performant and scalable database systems
  • Plan and deploy database infrastructure build out, perform upgrades and migrations
  • Resident expert in database performance, scalability, complex query tuning, monitoring and incident response
  • Collaborate with multiple functional teams to coordinate database changes adhering to best practices in an agile development environment
  • Contribute to infrastructure changes in with a understanding of AWS or GCP services
  • Manage complex data replication environments serving batch as well as real time use cases
  • Independently troubleshoot incoming production and pre-production issues and provide timely resolution
  • Contribute to major system upgrades, deployment automation, monitoring enhancements and Production changes
  • Create operational playbooks, contribute to how-to articles, and gain domain knowledge to drive changes in the team
  • Participate in developing monitoring dashboards and alerts, to improve our ability to proactively analyze and detect problems impacting stability of the application
  • Responsible for tuning and configuring our databases as well as building tools and scripts to monitor, troubleshoot and automate our systems
  • Coordinate with customer success and developer teams to triage, escalate, and ensure timely resolution of any incidents


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in computer science or a related technical field
  • 8+ years of solid hands-on database design, development & enterprise class operational experience with one or more of the following database technologies: PostgreSQL/ SQL Server/ Oracle/ MySQL/ Aurora PostgreSQL/ Aurora MySQL, solid experience of NoSQL Data Quality , Data Quality Metrics, API,
  • Do you Understand Data Mesh vs Data lake 
  • Experience managing a highly reliable database platform with focus on security, performance, and scale to meet the requirements of marketplace customers (Buyers and Suppliers)
  • Experience with GCP (or AWS) services and hands-on knowledge of cloud hosting
  • Experience with data modeling for OLTP and data warehousing including performance tuning


  • Working for a mission driven business with a meaningful challenge making a positive impact on the scientific community
  •  A clear growth perspective
  • A professional and dynamic team with a global vision and mindset
  • An exciting, international working environment (we have 45 nationalities!)
  • A learning and development budget to enable your ambitions to grow
  • Health benefits – medical, dental, and vision
  • 401K with company match
  • 4 weeks of vacation annually
  • A budget to improve your home office environment
  • Competitive Base, Bonus , Equity

Job Categories: Open. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 190k-200k+.


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