database administrator

infrastructure – database engineering /
full time /
what is CRED?

CRED is an exclusive community for India’s most trustworthy and creditworthy individuals, where the members are rewarded for good financial behavior. CRED was born out of a need to bring back the focus on a long lost virtue, one of trust, the idea being to create a community centered around this virtue. a community that constantly strives to become more virtuous in this regard till they finally scale their behavior to create a utopia where being trustworthy is the norm and not the exception. to build a community like this requires a community of its own; a community special in its own way, working towards making this vision come true. 

here’s a thought experiment: what do you get when you put a group of incredibly passionate and driven people and entrust them with the complete freedom to chase down their goals in a completely uninhibited manner? answer: you get something close to what we have at CRED; CRED just has it better. 

here’s what will be in store for you at CRED once you join as a database administrator.

what will you do:

    • design, build, deploy, and operate mission-critical infrastructure in a highly agile and scalable production environment.
    • tinker with multiple large terra byte-sized open-source relational databases and high throughput NoSQL datastores, serving tens of thousands of queries per second.
    • dive deep into the internals of RDBMS and underlying operating systems and hardware.
    • manage mission-critical database systems deployed on AWS EC2/RDS/aurora and various NoSQL technologies.
    • collaborate closely with stakeholders to identify their database requirements, guide them through database technology and design choices, and optimize for scale.
    • plan for organic and inorganic growth and associated operational requirements.
    • continuously improve the operability and observability of deployed database clusters.
    • define, promote, and continuously improve database best practices with stakeholders.

you should apply if you have:

    • over 4+ years of DBA experience in the software industry, preferably with RDS/MySQL/Aurora and NoSQL.
    • working knowledge of NoSQL datastores such as dynamoDB, aerospike, mongoDB, cassandra, scyllaDB, and elasticsearch.
    • good knowledge of linux performance, memory management, I/O tuning, configuration, security, networking, clusters, and troubleshooting.
    • strong skills in building tools and frameworks, preferably in python or Go, and documenting them to streamline daily tasks.
    • experience with timescaleDB, redis/Elasticache/MemDB database proxies, including ProxySQL and Maxscale.
    • familiarity with CDC systems like DMS, debezium, and maxwell.
    • knowledge of database sharding techniques, such as vitess, jepats, and TiDB.
    • experience with deployment automation using terraform, cloudformation, ansible, chef, or pulumi.
    • strong understanding of high availability and disaster recovery best practices in database architecture.
how is life at CRED?

working at CRED would instantly make you realize one thing: you are working with the best talent around you. not just in the role you occupy, but everywhere you go. talk to someone around you; most likely you will be talking to a singer, standup comic, artist, writer, an athlete, maybe a magician. at CRED people always have talent up their sleeves. with the right company, even conversations can be rejuvenating. at CRED, we guarantee a good company.

hard truths: pushing oneself comes with the role. and we realise pushing oneself is hard work. which is why CRED is in the continuous process of building an environment that helps the team rejuvenate oneself: included but not limited to a stacked, in-house pantry, with lunch and dinner provided for all the team members, paid sick leaves and a comprehensive health insurance. 

to make things smoother and to make sure you spend time and energy only on the most important things,  CRED strives to make every process transparent: there are no work timings because we do not believe in archaic methods of calculating productivity, your work should speak for you. there are no job designations because you will be expected to hold down roles that cannot be described in one word. since trust is a major virtue in the community we have built, we make it a point to highlight it in the community behind CRED: all our employees get their salaries before their joining date. a show of trust that speaks volumes because of the skin in the game. 

there are many more such eccentricities that make CRED what it is but that’s for one to discover. if you feel at home reading this, get in touch.