We're looking for an Senior Database Engineer (relational) to develop and support our data platforms, including blockchain based products and services
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The Database Engineering Team are a team of 10 database specialists based in the UK and Spain, educating, guiding and contributing to the development and operation of best practice and best value data platforms. We support a wide range of technologies including PostgreSQL, MySQL, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Mongodb, and are regularly evaluating new technologies. We provide Engineers with the tools and time for learning as well as a personal training budget.
The Workshop are looking for a Database Engineer with 3+ years’ experience of working with PostgreSQL or MySQL. A proven track record of automating database solutions is a must; as we develop and enhance our Database As A Service portfolio.
What you'll do
As a Database Engineer; you will support our software development teams lifecycle through feasibility, design and delivery to ensure the solutions we provide are automated, robust, scalable, maintainable and secure.
You will promote and collaborate in the creation of solutions to drive automation, environment consistency, continuous delivery and an "everything as code" mentality.
When appropriate you will lead on complex database tasks such as Information Lifecycle Management, build automation, very large table modifications, advanced query tuning and data-migrations.
You will administer our database platforms to ensure they remain online, secure, right-sized and have appropriate HA/DR solutions. This includes joining an on-call rota.
Keep up to date, and sometimes drive industry data platform trends and technology adoption.
Collaborate with colleagues, application development teams, and with business stakeholders.
Cross-train peers in database development and administration. They will do the same for you.
What you'll bring
3+ years’ experience of the following in a Production environment:
PostgreSQL or MySQL
Linux systems including bash scripting
Database capacity management
Database Performance Tuning
SQL Performance Tuning and optimisation
1 + years’ experience of the following in a Production environment:
Cloud experience at least one of: GCP/Azure/AWS/Openstack
Developing automated deployments using Ansible
Code versioning tools (GIT, SVN, etc)
Designing and maintaining High Availability solutions for relational databases
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team
Comfortable preparing and running demo’s and learning sessions for small groups of fellow engineers
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
Open minded, willing to share knowledge and learn new skills
Passionate about data platforms – keeps up to date on the industry trends and best practices. Is keen to develop and broaden knowledge across multiple database platforms.
Nice to Haves:
Working with container environments (Docker/ Kubernetes)
End to end Design and provisioning of data platforms using infrastructure as code.
Experience of supporting high transactional and/or financial systems
Experience of agile working and exposure to Jira and Confluence
Experience with Developing Database CI/CD pipelines
We’re lucky enough to have a home in some of the world’s best tech hubs – Málaga, London, Reading and Auckland. Our Inventors represent 40 different nationalities and speak almost 30 languages. Check out our current vacancies above, but don’t worry if there’s nothing available – we’d love to hear from you anyway.