Senior MySQL Database Admin

Remote /
Engineering – Engineering - EN /
Full-time Remote
We’re changing the way people connect to social care. 

Findhelp launched over 10 years ago in Austin, TX and has helped millions of people. We make it easy to find food, health, housing, and employment programs in seconds at

As a certified B Corp, we are driven to do good, we’re powered by tech, and looking for passionate people to join our team. Our mission is to connect all people in need and the programs that serve them (with dignity and ease).
If our mission resonates with you, we’d love for you to keep reading.

This is a remote role and open to anyone within the United States (all work must be done in the US).

The salary range for this role is $110,707 to $166,061; however, Findhelp considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education and training, and key skills. We also provide generous benefits and a stock option package to all our employees.

The role:  
As a Senior Cloud Database Administrator, you will play a key role in maintaining and improving our performance, integrity and security across over a hundred MySQL database instances and BigQuery cloud data warehouse. Your day-to-day activities will include communicating regularly with technical staff to ensure database integrity and security,  planning and development of databases, as well as in troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users. You’ll work closely with the Engineering team to build high-performance databases to deliver high-quality software and business value faster and more productively.

What You'll Do:

    • Taking ownership of complex databases (SQL, NoSQL, Columnar, In-memory types of dbs)
    • Plan and execute database upgrades 
    • Advising developers on data storage aspects of building robust, scalable applications
    • Working with data engineers to manage data flows between multiple storage sources
    • Mapping out and documenting data relationships
    • Creating and managing backup, restore, user access policies
    • Enforcing standards, processes, and SLAs
    • Leading database change management processes and supporting CI/CD processes from a database perspective
    • Performance tuning of databases and SQL queries
    • Automating processes and creating maintenance plan for multiple database environments
    • Performing proactive database administration
    • Occasional on-call duties

Experience You’ll Bring:

    • 5+ years of MySQL database administration experience
    • Have done database administration in a GCP environment
    • Strong understanding of MySQL database security management
    • Proficiency in writing SQL queries and stored procedures
    • Proficiency in SQL query tuning
    • Excellent documentation skills
    • Record of emphasizing cross-functional teamwork
    • Experience in Data Modeling, ETL/ELT workflow management
    • Strong knowledge of operating systems, Shell/Python scripting is a big plus
    • Nice to have: DataStore, BigQuery, Cloud Composer/Airflow, remote work experience
Perks at findhelp 
•401k & stock options 
•Free food and onsite gym at our Austin HQ and 
•Discounted gym memberships
•Paid parental leave
•Competitive PTO & 10 paid holidays
•Health, dental, and vision insurance
•Pet-friendly office with attached dog park at our Austin HQ
•24/7 access to telemedicine and counseling
•Book Purchasing Program
•Tuition Program for Curation

We’re building a diverse, inclusive team

You’re welcome here. We want everyone to be able to easily connect to the help they need, and we want our teams to reflect and represent our communities. 

Here are some of the ways we support our staff:
•Culture Committee 
•Leadership Development Training
•Paid Volunteering Time