Senior Database Reliability Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
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As a member of the Reliability team you will be dedicated on improving the reliability, scalability and self-service capabilities of our infrastructure to support Lifion applications.

You will actively participate on moving away from operational tasks and enabling developers to use self-service capabilities. You will contribute to automate tasks, reduce toil and assist teams on creating self-healing systems.

Responsibilities

  • You will use your expertise to tune databases
  • You will work closely with other teams to assit them designing, build and fine tune databases, schema design, and query optimizations
  • Help automate and build self-service data platform to deliver database as a service to engineering teams.
  • Expand our configuration and container management infrastructure to enable rapid deployment of new services.
  • Perform Database installation, upgrades, capacity planning, data migration across multiple data centers and multiple database server architectures/systems.
  • Be part of on call rotation team.
  • Define, track, review and report on Service Level Objectives (SLOs), Service Level Indicators (SLIs), System Availability, and the progress and outcomes related to reliability initiatives.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10+ years of software engineering and/or infrastructure experience.
  • Mastery understanding of cloud software, infrastructure, integration and operational ecosystems and product knowledge.
  • Mastery knowledge on using MySQL, PostgreSQL databases on the cloud, preferably in AWS
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure platforms (AWS preferred) and container orchestration technologies
  • Expertise in setting up replication, backups, monitoring, Database tuning and SQL tuning.
  • Strong Shell, Python and SQL scripting to automate DB related jobs.
  • A strong familiarity with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment methodologies 
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Location

Our office is a converted loft space in Chelsea steps away from shopping, galleries, coffee, and great food (that is, if you want to skip free lunch).

An Insider's view of Lifion by ADP

What are some social events your company does?

There are lots of events constantly going on at Lifion! From meetups to tech talks to our weekly Thursday happy hours, there's a good mix of work and play. We also do outings: in my one year of working here we’ve done laser tag, Barcade, happy hour on a boat, the vessel, a picnic in central park, escape the room, VR world, and more.

Kelsey

Application Developer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The People Ops Team is in full swing for FY19 Performance Reviews. It's an exciting time for the business, but requires a lot of backend work & support for our associates. We're drafting communications and timelines for management & associates, and creating the right process to gather ratings and self-assessments for a great associate experience.

Quinton

Director, People Operations

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been able to work with many different teams since I started here and have grown tremendously. I have worked with new product teams, Reliability teams and now work with Security and Compliance teams. This experience has enriched my technical and product knowledge, and I get to be part of the teams which are solving complex business problems.

Gargi

Technical Program Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity is best fueled by collaboration, and has two simple ingredients: First, you hire passionate & talented people, people who care about users and who want to solve meaningful complex problems. Then, you support a culture of openness, with every designer constantly sharing their best ideas across the whole org. That's how creativity thrives!

Chris

Head of UX

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success on our team is enjoying ownership over our work while staying open to suggestions. We have an open-door policy to share knowledge with one another, strengthening us individually and as a team. We check our egos at the door and are lucky enough to be surrounded by people who feel like family more than coworkers.

Sam

Software Engineer

What are Lifion by ADP Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Daily Stand-up
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Unconscious Bias Training
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match Charitable Contributions
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and Learns
Promote from Within
Continuing Education Stipend
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