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Engineer: Data Platform

| Greater NYC Area

Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York and Cambridge, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by few companies.

We want people who are passionate about building the infrastructure and platforms that will improve the resiliency, scaling, and development speed for cloud services.

We are looking for an experienced data platform engineer with an operations background in building operationally sustainable solutions for data storage and streaming platforms. Our team’s mission statement is to “provide tools and expertise to solve common operational problems, accelerating and simplifying product development.” As part of the team, you’ll be working with a variety of data-related technologies, including MySQL, Kafka, and Redis, in an effort to transform these technologies into platform services in order to further our mission.

This is an opportunity to build the services and systems that will accelerate the development of DigitalOcean’s cloud features. Services will provide highly-available, operationally elegant solutions that serve as a foundation for a growing product base and serving a global audience. This is a high impact role and you’ll be working with a large variety of product engineering teams across the company.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • MySQL administration, operations, and performance tuning
    Delivering solutions as a service (e.g. DBaaS, KafkaaaS, etc.) that facilitate adoption and offer operational elegance
  • Working closely with product engineering and infrastructure teams to drive adoption of services throughout the company
  • Instrument and monitor services developed to ensure operational performance
  • Create tooling and automation to reduce operational burdens
  • Establishing best practices for development, deployment, and operations
  • Driving adoption of services throughout the company

What We’ll Expect From You:

  • Interact with developers and teams to resolve site and database issues
  • Distinguished track record developing and automating platform solutions that serve the needs of other engineering teams
  • Experience supporting MySQL in a production environment, with in-depth knowledge of topics such as MySQL Backups, HA, and Performance Tuning
    InnoDB Storage Engine expertise a large plus
  • Experience with core technologies for data including services such as MySQL, Kafka, Redis, and Kubernetes
  • Adept in SQL, Python, Bash, or other scripting languages and facility with Go or Java
  • Experience with Xtrabackup, ProxySQL, SQL query tuning, Linux performance troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with continuous integration tools and configuration management tooling such as Chef and Ansible
  • Enthusiasm for not repeating yourself by way of automation

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our “no jerks” rule very seriously.
  • We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development. You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better.
  • We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a monthly commute allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
  • We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We want you to love where you work. We have great office spaces located in the heart of SoHo NYC and Cambridge, and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. We’re also very remote-friendly—we use Slack to communicate across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to take an all-expense-paid trip to our office to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Department: Engineering

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • CLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • F#Languages
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • ConsulDatabases
    • ZKDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Easy to access for employees both in and outside of NYC, we're located in the heart of SoHo.
101 Avenue of the Americas, New York , NY 10013

An Insider's view of DigitalOcean

What are some social events your company does?

We host an annual Shark Week where the entire company comes together for a week of learning, team time, opportunities to network cross-functionally, social activities, and more. We also host internal Hackathons (or Shark-a-hacks, as we call them) twice a year!

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Manager, Recruiting Operations

What are DigitalOcean Perks + Benefits

DigitalOcean Benefits Overview

DigitalOcean benefits offerings vary by region. You can expect to enjoy things like:
- Full Health Coverage: Fully paid health benefits for all our employees. Nobody gets sick on our watch
- Commuter Benefits: Local employees receive a monthly metrocard or equivalent reimbursement for remotees
- 401k Plan: It's never too early to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee's salary
- Education Support: All employees receive a Kindle and reimbursement for conferences, training or education
- Gym Reimbursement: Up to $100 per month to support your physical health
- Custom Workstations: Mac? PC? Linux? We’ll hook up your rig with your preferred equipment
- Free Meals Every Day: Food tastes better when you’re eating together
- Flexible Vacation Time: Take the time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life
- Headphones: Up to $100 for headphones of your choosing
- Teambuilding & Social Events: Hackathons, Shark Week (our annual company retreat), team offsites, anniversary parties and more

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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