Senior Postgres Administrator

Engineering – Foundational Engineering /
Full-time Permanent /
At SafetyCulture, we help businesses get better everyday. As the operational heartbeat of working teams, our technology gives workers a voice and leaders the visibility to make smart decisions. We’re constantly evolving our platform, expanding into sensors/IoT, Scalable and Event-Driven Architecture to name a few, but we believe there’s more to be done.  

Recently valued at AU$2.7Bn, we’re investing our resources into creating and shaping a better workplace for all. We are growing fast and looking for talented, self-motivated people that value collaboration, growth and learning to join our team. 

The Role

As a Senior Postgres Administrator in our Foundational Engineering department, you’ll join a well established database administration function that's responsible for our various backend and database technologies.

This role is foundational to the company and fellow engineers, and you will find yourself at the heart of decision making for the majority of the company when it comes to data. The key to this role's success will rely on your ability to partner with developers and the wider database team to ensure we have a pathway to success in supporting SafetyCulture in its ambitions.

How you will spend your time

    • Providing in depth expertise to teams when they’re attempting to solve problems that might include; data migrations, new database schemas/structure or performance related issues
    • Wearing your detective's hat, trawling our databases for key wins that significantly impact reliability and performance
    • Understanding the business side of growth, aligning our roadmaps with the ambitions of the company ensuring that we take into account where the most impact will be
    • Stepping beyond the typical realms of a database administrator by spending time using our application to understand the pain points of our customers, and proactively working on solutions they didn’t know they needed
    • Ensuring our database infrastructure is geared to scale aggressively and still maintains reliability in the event of faults

What you'll need

    • Ability to provide best practice guidance to engineering teams and individuals with regard to database design and usage
    • Ability to develop and refactor simple and complex SQL queries, functions, views, and stored procedures to meet enhanced requirements
    • Experience with database sharding, performance tuning & optimisation, and backup & recovery management
    • Linux system administration & automation using terraform, ansible and packer or similar
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a willingness to share improvement opportunities and educate others
    • Able to demonstrate SafetyCulture values (Think Customer, Open Honest Always, Better as a Team, Be Bold Bring Action)

Some experience that's nice to have

    • Experience applying software delivery practices to infrastructure and operations (Site Reliability Engineering) would be an advantage
    • Experience with programming languages such as Python or GoLang
    • Experience with various database modeling & scaling requirements

More than a job

    • Equity with high growth potential, and a competitive salary
    • Flexible working arrangements, we encourage you to create the best work blend while working from your home and the local SafetyCulture office;
    • Access to professional and personal training and development opportunities;
    • Hackathons, Workshops, Lunch & Learns;
    • We encourage involvement in the community, open source work, attending talks and events, and experimenting with new technologies.

Office benefits

    • In-house Culinary Crew serving up daily breakfast, lunch and snacks;
    • Barista coffee machine, craft beer on tap, boutique wines and a range of non-alcoholic beverages;
    • Wellbeing initiatives such as subsidised fitness programs, EAP services and generous parental leave policy;
    • Quarterly celebrations and team events, including the annual Shiplt global offsite;
    • On-site gym,Table tennis, board games, books library, and pet-friendly offices.

We’re committed to building inclusive teams and cultivating a sense of belonging so our people can bring their whole authentic selves to work each day. We seek to make reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process to create an even playing field for all candidates. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the entire SafetyCulture team we’ve built an incredible culture which has seen us recognised as a Best Place to Work in Australia, the US and the UK

Even if you don't meet every requirement listed in the ad, please consider applying for this role. We prioritise inclusion and value individuals with potential over a checklist of qualifications. Don't rule yourself out, hit that apply button if this job resonates with you You can find out more about life at SafetyCulture via Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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