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Database Engineer

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Company: Outplay

Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations

Published on 2022-05-10 23:44

JOB DESCRIPTION – Database Engineer (PostgreSQL)

Work – Remote

Opportunity – Full Time

Interested candidates can send their profile at

Who we are? Outplay is building the future of sales engagement, a solution that helps sales teams personalize at scale while consistently staying on message and on task, through true multi-channel outreach including email, phone, SMS, chat and social media. Outplay is the only tool your sales team will ever need to crush their goals. Funded by Sequoia - Headquartered in the US. Sequoia not only led a $2 million seed round in Outplay early this year, but also followed with $7.3 million Series - A recently. The team is spread remotely all over the globe. What we are looking for: We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to scale and re-architect the core storage platform at Outplay. The ideal candidate would have worked extensively on the performance tuning database queries.

Perks of being an Outplayer :

• Fully remote job - You can be on the mountains or at the beach, and still work with us. Outplay is a 100% remote company.

• Flexible work hours - We believe mental health is way more important than a 9-5 job.

• Health Insurance - We are a family, and we take care of each other - we provide medical insurance coverage to all employees and their family members. We also provide an additional benefit of doctor consultation along with the insurance plan

• Annual company retreat - we work hard, and we party harder.

• Best tools - we buy you the best tools of the trade

• Celebrations - No, we never forget your birthday or anniversary (be it work or wedding) and we never leave an opportunity to celebrate milestones and wins.

• Safe space to innovate and experiment

• Steady career growth and job security

Job description :

• 5-7 years of relevant experience in performance tuning databases.

• 5+ experience of working with PostgreSQL.

• Expert in SQL, PL/pgSQL, including stored procedures, functions, triggers, and views.

• Knowledge of JSON and PostgreSQL support for JSON.

• PostGIS proficiency and grasp of core geospatial concepts.

• Ability to efficiently write database code without compromising data quality, privacy or security.

• Knowledge of database design principles, query optimization, index management, integrity checks, statistics and isolation levels

• Able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced startup environment

• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

• Must have strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills.

• Must have experience in PostgreSQL database architecture, logical and physical design, automation, documentation, installs, shell scripting, PL/ SQL programming, catalog navigation, query tuning, system tuning, resource contention analysis, backup and recovery, standby, replication, etc.

• Experience in Python or Golang would be a plus.

Responsibilities :

• Implement and maintain database code in the form of stored procedures, scripts, queries, views, triggers, etc.

• Work closely with the architects/development leads to implement effective and maintainable database coding practices that form an architectural foundation.

• Responsible for the monitoring and uptime of all production databases.

• Estimate PostgreSQL database capacities; develop methods for monitoring database capacity and usage.

• Lead efforts to develop and improve procedures for automated monitoring and proactive intervention, reducing any need for downtime.

• Participate in application development projects and be responsible for the database architecture and design.

• Participate in the creation of development, staging, and production database instances, and the migration from one environment to another.

• Responsible for developer SQL code review to ensure queries are optimized and tuned to perform efficiently prior to production release.

• Responsible for regular backups and recovery of databases.

• Responsible for regular maintenance on databases (e.g., Vacuum, Reindexing, Archiving).

• Responsible for pro-active remediation of database operational problems.

• Responsible for Query tuning and preventative maintenance.

• Participate as a member in Agile teams, and work with other team members to review user stories, estimate effort to build functionality supporting user stories, and participate in sprint reviews

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