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Senior Database Engineer - PostgreSQL

Qloo

Qloo

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024
The Company You’ll Join
At Qloo, our cutting-edge Taste AI technology leverages extraordinary amounts of data—over half a billion records of public figures, places, and things, plus a globe-spanning consumer behavior and sentiment database—to unearth deep insights about consumer preferences. From understanding global travel trends to curating the perfect restaurant recommendation based on your unique tastes, our Taste AI engine sifts through the noise to find the signals that matter.
And the best part? Qloo's API suite is powered by cultural entities, not personal identities, ensuring our insights are derived without relying on personally identifiable information.
Read more about our recent Series C funding here.
The Team You’ll Work With
Reporting to the Head of Database Engineering, you’ll work cross-functionally across the organization and leverage your deep database knowledge to solve complex problems related to database infrastructure at scale at Qloo. Our team is composed of top-notch engineers and scientists who are passionate about creating data-driven solutions that make a lasting impact as a growing team dedicated to advancing Taste AI.
Hear what the team has to say – “The team culture at Qloo is highly collaborative and supportive, with a strong emphasis on mutual assistance. Each team member is approachable and committed to lending a hand, creating an environment where everyone feels supported and valued...” - Sreekant, VP of API Engineering.
The Impact You’ll Have
Playing a pivotal role in database engineering and management, you’ll work on optimizing existing systems and enhancing application development and expansion for the future. Your expertise will be crucial in speeding up request processing, as well as designing and implementing new functions and data structures to support our upcoming features.
Our ideal candidate will immediately provide value by:
* Designing, optimizing, and maintaining existing PostgreSQL databases for improved performance and efficiency
* Providing deep technical expertise in database technologies to contribute to strategic decision-making related to data management and infrastructure
* Designing and developing new functions and data structures to support innovative features
* Contributing to the improvement of request processing speeds through strategic optimizations
* Conducting deep root cause analysis for critical issues, designing and implementing corrective actions to mitigate future occurrences
* Collaborating with the wider API team to refine and enhance SQL capabilities
To be a successful match, you must have:
* Degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field
* 5 - 10 years of experience in database administration, performance tuning, and security
* Proficiency in PostgreSQL, SQL and experience with PL/SQL
* Demonstrated ability in developing and optimizing data structures and functions
* Strong understanding database design principles
* Experience with AWS RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL
* Previous experience with Linux/Unix and scripting languages such as Bash and Python
* Strong experience supporting high availability and disaster recovery environments, and VLDBs
* Good understanding of hardware, memory and storage subsystems
* Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality outcomes
What We Offer
* Competitive salary and equity package, and holistic perks and benefits, including:
- 100% health insurance coverage, with ability to join group dental and vision for a nominal fee
- Team lunches every Thursday in NYC office
- 4% 401K matching
- 20 paid time off days
- 5 paid sick days
- 12 weeks of paid parental leave
- 10+ annual company holidays
* Opportunities for professional development and growth within a dynamic environment
* A supportive and inclusive company ethos where your ideas are valued, your contributions are recognized, and your impact is tangible
* The chance to be part of a small but mighty team that's making waves in the industry and shaping the future of technology
* Beautiful HQ in Soho, NYC with the opportunity to work in-office, if desired
We are open to different backgrounds and tenure for this hire and compensation will be commensurate with experience. Please note that equity may be included in our total package, depending on role and level.