Database Administrator Engineer

R&D – Engineering /
Full-time /
At Instructure, we believe in the power of people to grow and succeed throughout their lives. Our goal is to amplify that power by creating intuitive products that simplify learning and personal development, facilitate meaningful relationships, and inspire people to go further in their education and careers. We do this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create something awesome. And that's where you come in.

Instructure, is looking to hire a full-time DBA on our DBA team. Over the last decade, our Canvas product has grown from nothing to being the standard LMS solution around the world, helping millions of people with online learning every day. But we're still growing, and that's where you come in. We're looking for an engineer who loves to keep data safe and available, knows how to future-proof a database system without being wasteful, appreciates the need to keep processes sustainable, and loves consulting with fellow employees to maximize their success.

What will you doing:

    • Explain why databases are one of the most difficult layers of the stack to work with, and how to overcome their special challenges.
    • Comfortably work in an SQL prompt on production systems.
    • Own projects and drive them to completion.
    • Have the customer focus on seeking out what needs doing, then collaborate to get it done.
    • Have the knowledge to know how to respond to database problems at 3 am.
    • Be able to automate stuff so that there aren't database problems at 3 am.
    • Be a point of contact for questions, both from technical engineers and less technical members of the company.
    • Be on top of problems before they become problems.
    • Be part of an on-call team.
    • Learn The New Shiny, without remaking what isn't broken.

The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge with:

    • Linux
    • Amazon Web Services
    • PostgreSQL, or some other ACID-compliant SQL database
    • pgBouncer, or some other form of database pooling
    • Ansible, or some other form of config management
    • Datadog, or some other form of resource monitoring and alerting
    • Automation
    • Fleets of thousands of servers
    • Ruby, bash, git, Python, Go, etc.
    • Performance tuning
    • Strong communication skills both in English and Hungarian

Get in on all the awesome at Instructure

    • A fun, friendly, and helpful company culture.
    • Competitive compensation.
    • Restricted Stock Unit Program.
    • Private Medicover healthcare + cafeteria plan/SZEP card.
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
    • Wellness motivation through PandaFit.
    • An extra week off for the whole company every year.
    • Employee recognition program through Motivosity.
    • Goal-setting, proactive reviews, and internal training.
    • Employee assistance program.
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.
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