Sr. Database Administrator at Firework (Remote)

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Firework is the world's leading immersive "shoppertainment" platform with shoppable video, live streaming commerce, and monetization capabilities powering over 600 direct-to-consumer brands, retailers and media publishers worldwide. Firework enables its customers to create and host native, shoppable video content for engaging product discovery, seamless shopping experiences and ultimately, a deeper emotional connection with consumers. Pandemic-accelerated, Firework has experienced 10x year-over-year growth, bringing TikTok-like interactive video experiences, all by adding just one line of HTML code to customers’ own websites. Our team more than doubled in size in the last 18 months to about 300 people strong in several countries including the US, Japan, India, Poland, Brazil, and Canada with backgrounds in technology, media, and entertainment. At heart, we’re an inspirational and diverse team of creators, entrepreneurs, storytellers, and data geeks driven by the future of video transforming eCommerce. The company has raised over $235M to date, with its latest Series B round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.


Summary

Our engineering team is growing! We’re looking for a talented Database Administrator to join our global team and build scalable systems that will shape the future of our cloud infrastructure for our customer-facing and internal systems.


What you'll be doing
  • Continuously monitor all the databases and drive performance tuning. Maintain and improve our existing databases with upgrades and installations.
  • Integrate secure solutions and compliance management including identity and access management role-based access control systems.
  • Being on-call to handle any P0 incidents, troubleshooting database errors, and follow disaster recovery protocol.
  • Champion for a flawless Service Level Agreement (SLA). Shooting for the 5 9s target and helping contribute to this from the database perspective.
  • Provide multi-tier levels of support to engineering and non-engineering stakeholders.
  • Debug, troubleshoot, and resolve system level scale, performance, and automation problems.
  • Design, build, test, deploy, and automate stable/scalable databases and related services for the internal engineering team and end users.
  • Creating deployments, services, and other database resources on Kubernetes clusters.
  • Work across multiple functional teams to assess, design, build and maintain a highly fault-tolerant database infrastructure.
  • Checking in code to Github repositories and performing code reviews for your fellow team members.

What you should have
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science, or a related field.
  • 5+ years experience in a Database Administrator role.
  • Working with and maintaining managed cloud Postgres databases in a production environment.
  • Well-versed in writing SQL queries for all areas of scale.
  • Experience in managing secure database access.
  • Experience with high availability database design and implementation.
  • Experience with continuous monitoring of the databases and maintaining healthy uptime.
  • Ability to own and be responsible for the projects you will be working on.

We'll be excited if you have
  • Working with and maintaining Cassandra databases in a production environment.
  • Closely working with SQL and NoSQL databases and experience executing zero-downtime database upgrades.
  • Good understanding of database schema and data modeling.
  • Fluent in Terraform/Terragrunt and writing Infrastructure as Code (IaC).
  • Experience creating automation scripts for database maintenance.
  • Excellent eye for security and creating bulletproof secure systems.
  • Excellent and effective verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Comfortable with fast-paced change: ability to demonstrate comfort with ambiguity, adapt quickly and be effective in new situations in a highly dynamic setting.
  • Data-driven but also imaginative and intuitive in coming up with ideas and solutions.
  • Proven ability to balance multiple priorities in a collaborative team environment.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.

The role may be hybrid in one of our offices or remote. For remote, we are looking for candidates based in the United States or Canada. 
Don’t hold back

We understand some candidates may see the above and not apply because they don’t meet all the qualifications. We encourage you to apply anyway; we often find talented candidates that fit many other opportunities we have and look for potential too, not just what you did in the past.  As an equal employment opportunity employer, we are a diverse team that strives for an inclusive environment for all. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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Location

New York City, NY

What are Firework Perks + Benefits

Firework Benefits Overview

Firework covers 90% of medical for employees and 80% for dependents. Dental & vision are 100% company-paid.
401K
We provide a yearly reimbursement program for external learning and development opportunities!
We're hybrid! To make your home office more comfortable, we provide either company-paid office essentials or reimbursement for things like desks, chairs, monitors, and more!
We’ve got you covered for the unexpected. We pay 100% of premium for basic life and long-term disability. You have the option to buy additional too!
Pets are family too! Firework offers a discounted pet insurance and bundle plan to ensure your furry loved ones are taken care of.
Firework provides a robust HRA for health and wellness needs such as fertility, nutrition, medical massages, and more!
Take the time you need to rejuvenate with our Flexible Paid Time Off without counting the days. Now take that vacation.
Our kitchen is stocked with lots of goodies when in offices. We offer regular team bonding activities inside and outside the office, and now virtually

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Early stage equity is part of all compensation packages.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
For those near an office we ask that you work in a hybrid scenario and come into the office on Thursdays and Fridays.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Lunch on Thursdays and Fridays
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Lots O'goodies!
Some Meals Provided
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

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