Database Reliability Engineer

Los Angeles, CA
Technology – Systems Administration
Full Time
Core Digital Media is a leading digital marketer and provider of online solutions that enable people to save money across a variety of personal finance products. Our products – which include LowerMyBills, ClassesUSA, WalletJoy, and PolicyPilot – are fueled by an industry-leading marketing platform that connects tens of millions of people with a wide range of financial institutions who can help improve those people’s lives.

The DevOps team at Core Digital Media is responsible for availability and performance of all consumer facing applications as well as internal systems. It consists of Systems Engineers, Release Engineers and Database Administrators supporting our software development.  As a Database Reliability Engineer, you will be supporting mission critical databases that drive our business and provide high availability and performance.  The successful candidate will have skills in modern database technologies and have a demonstrated ability to collaborate with engineering teams 


    • Reviewing and migrating databases changes between environments
    • Database & Application (SQL) performance tuning
    • Troubleshooting and identifying Database performance issues quickly
    • Reviewing DDLs and DMLs for performance and stability, and working with engineers on improving these
    • Monitor and maintain database security 
    • Support real time sync between database systems
    • Support and maintain PostgreSQL, Oracle, Snowflake, AWS Aurora and Mongo database instances
    • Making sure backups are recoverable at all times
    • Root cause analysis of production-related database issues
    • Daily maintenance, monitoring, problem resolution and internal customer/development support
    • Develop, implement and maintain automation tools to manage and monitor diverse database technologies we have
    • On-call for production databases on a rotation basis

Skills Required

    • Query and database tuning skills
    • Linux background and shell scripting is a must
    • Knowledge of Oracle and Postgres database platforms
    • Oracle to Postgres migration is plus as well asknowledge of AWS native database engines
    • Experience with Database replication technologies (Oracle, Postgre, MySQL, NoSQL)
    • Should be familiar with at least one scripting language (Perl, Python or Ruby)
    • Backup and recovery setup
    • Experience automating and reviewing database change migration between environments
    • Experience with high-volume OLTP database systems
    • Experience with terabyte databases.
    • Knowledge of database best practices (schema management, index optimization)
    • Experience in a 24/7 production environment
    • BS in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and experience
    • 3+ years hands-on DBA and/or Database development projects