Database Engineer (Postgres/Dynamo)

at Apptegy in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Since our start in 2015, we’ve gone from a group of individuals to a community pushing toward the same goal of building a fantastic company with great people, great products and, most importantly, a great culture. To date, we have grown from a handful of school districts in Arkansas to thousands of school districts across the U.S.

Apptegy is building products to empower school leaders to run better schools. We have the opportunity to help schools as they go through a radical shift in how they operate and to provide great technology to make that transition. Our Engineering team has grown significantly and so too has the number of schools and users. We look forward to meeting with you and telling you more about this opportunity to be part of a growing company, engineering organization, and to support a fast-scaling set of products. As a Database Engineer… You will own the architecture, deployment, maintenance and performance optimizations of our production database systems built on Postgres technology. You will ensure that our products and databases interact and operate well together. You’ll work closely with our DevOps team and backend engineers. You’ll also lead the way in building tooling and automation to monitor the performance and health of our database infrastructure and create tools for software engineers to help them create faster applications. We will look to you to find where we can improve our databases and also look to you for possible solutions. You’ll have technology options and the opportunity to help define our strategy for technology operations risk mitigation. What you should bring to the table:

+ Have 5+ years of experience in a Database Engineer role using Postgres or Dynamo.

+ Strong experience in optimizing, scaling and performance tuning of Postgres to support and scale exponential growth in data and number of concurrent web application users that access the data through the application.

+ Have very good command of SQL

+ Have decent knowledge of fundamental AWS building blocks (EC2, EBS, S3, RDS, IAM, VPC)

+ Have relevant technical skills (scripting, Unix command line tools)

+ Have the ability to define high-level strategy for operations monitoring and risk mitigation

+ Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively across multiple business and technical teams

+ Have the ability to think of multiple solutions to one problem

+ Hands-on experience in configuring and supporting replication

Although not required, we will look favorably on candidates that that have experience with:

+ Kubernetes

+ Data Structures using Hash Table, Redis, etc is another plus

+ Developing an application (preferably in Ruby) that interacts with a multi GByte size database supporting a large user base is highly desired

What is expected of engineers at Apptegy? We expect a lot of our engineers. We’ve been able to build an exceptional team that cares about their work and each other. We are incredibly proud of our team. We are also fortunate to have the opportunity to build products, platforms, and features that empower schools and school leaders to highlight their strengths and give the best opportunities to their students. Self-driven & Always Learning: At Apptegy, we believe that the right people are intrinsically motivated. We have built a team of engineers that enjoy learning and take that responsibility seriously. Whether they are starting out on their career or well into their experience, they are still looking to improve on their weaknesses and to use their strengths to help others. In short, they are naturally motivated to do meaningful work and they own their learning experience. To quote one an experienced engineer that joined Apptegy in 2020, “People here are like some sort of crack squad of commandos. They are running into what needs doing and doing it. They’re more likely to do too much than too little. This is an excellent team.” Speak up: At Apptegy, you have a voice from the start. Some of the best ideas have come from junior engineers that see things differently. We want the best ideas to win- no matter who it comes from. And those times when the best idea comes from someone else are an opportunity for you to learn and to increase your learning process. What else should I know? We take our responsibility as a company seriously and aim to make this the best job that you’ve had (and one that sets you up for future success). We want your day at work and your time at home to be a joyful experience that’s why we provide:

+ Medical, dental, vision insurance for you and dependents

+ Matching 401(k) retirement plan

+ Discretionary/flexible paid time off policy

+ Parental leave Dependent Care FSA

If the challenge of building a rapidly growing startup excites you as much as it does us, we hope that you’ll consider joining us. —

Apptegy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Job Posting: JC177352374

Posted On: Feb 06, 2021

Updated On: Jun 25, 2022