Cloud Database Engineer

Development – PlayOn! Sports /
Full-Time /

PlayOn! Sports is looking for a Cloud Database Engineer who will be instrumental in optimizing our cloud-based database solutions hosted on AWS. This role is central to ensuring high performance, availability, and cost-effectiveness of our database operations supporting innovative applications. At PlayOn, we embrace a DevOps culture within our collaborative product-oriented delivery (POD) teams.

Additional responsibilities and accountabilities for this role include:

• Design, implement, and manage cloud-based database solutions using AWS technologies such as RDS, Aurora PostgreSQL and MySQL, and DocumentDB.
• Proactively monitor and maintain database performance through autoscaling, rightsizing, and optimization of parameter groups.
• Optimize cloud database costs, monitor cost anomalies, and collaborate with PODs to address them.
• Develop and implement database security measures and ensure compliance with data protection regulations.
• Collaborate closely with PODs to review and optimize SQL and NoSQL queries and schemas before production deployment.
• Participate in the creation and maintenance of disaster recovery plans, including regular data backups.
• Document and maintain comprehensive records of database architectures, configurations, and maintenance procedures.
• Stay current with the latest AWS services and database technologies to continuously improve system efficiency and performance.
• Develop Terraform project(s) to manage AWS database services and components (database, users, permissions, etc.).


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
• Solid experience with AWS database services (RDS, Aurora, DocumentDB) and database administration of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB.
• Experience in managing AWS database services and components (database, users, permissions, etc) using Terraform.
• Strong understanding of database design, implementation, and maintenance principles, with a keen focus on automation and optimization.
• Preferred Certification in AWS Database services.
• Preferred experience in managing large-scale databases in a cloud environment.
• Preferred proficiency in scripting languages such as Python or Bash for automation.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment within a DevOps culture.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to perform under pressure.
• Commitment to ongoing professional development; previous certifications in AWS are highly desirable.

The future of high school athletics and activities is powered by PlayOn! Sports. Through GoFan, the NFHS Network, and rSchoolToday, the PlayOn team elevates the event experience for schools and communities across digital ticketing, fundraising, concessions, streaming, websites, and activity management.

PlayOn has united top brands in the school event space with a shared passion for athletics and activities and the lifelong memories that they instill. We take pride in empowering schools to save time and focus on what matters most: the students, staff, and communities who make their programs possible.

Thousands of schools partner with PlayOn to provide unparalleled access to millions of people to discover, enjoy, and relive their favorite events in person and online. As we continue to grow, we remain true to our vision to be there for schools so their communities can be there for every moment.

PlayOn! Sports is more than just a place to work. It's a place to learn, grow, and thrive as people and professionals. We encourage a healthy work-life balance at PlayOn! Sports through offering flexible working schedules and generous paid time off in the off-season. Come be a part of the team that is changing the landscape of high school sports!
Some benefits we offer include:
• Competitive salary 
• Multiple Medical options to choose from
• Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
• Unlimited PTO 
• 401K plan with company match 
• Fun and collaborative hybrid/flexible work environment
Note: Part-time employees and interns are not eligible to participate in any of the Company’s Employee Health Benefit Plan listed above. These Benefits are only available to full-time employees of the Company.