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Sr. Database Administrator/AWS Systems Engineer
Infrastructure Platform Operations
Updated on 3/29/2023
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Experience as a Database Administrator and AWS Linux System Engineer
  • You have an understanding of database design, caching, scalability, and network fundamentals
  • Experience with database performance, data protection management, and development to perform the following:
  • Backup and recovery
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Database security and access control
  • Export/Import of heavy data loads
  • Database monitoring
  • OLTP
  • Experience with public cloud providers: AWS is highly preferred
  • Experience with web application development
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX administration
  • General sysadmin skills including troubleshooting, issue resolution, and day to day operations
  • Experience troubleshooting AWS issues with base services such as RDS, EC2, S3, and networking
  • You possess user documentation skills, produced in a step-by-step manner, regarding every task
  • An understanding of and experience in product/project management and issue tracking systems (Jira, Smartsheets, Aha a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a high matrix environment and align to common vision, objectives, and outcomes
  • Support the administrative and operational ownership of Addepar's self-managed AWS-based database services, including MySQL and MongoDB
  • Work on database design, installations, and conversions responsible for database backup and recovery procedures
  • Responsible for access security and database integrity, data storage design, and data storage management
  • Create, operate and deliver KPI-focused database monitoring solutions and reports using enterprise-grade database observability methodologies and risk management processes
  • On-board Addepar databases and critical applications to enterprise observability tools and services across Addepar to enable monitoring and alerting with standard database tools
  • Fix and resolve database performance-related issues
  • Establish customized monitoring dashboards, thresholds, and alerting to drive performance for applications and support teams fully
  • Establish, document, and maintain database observability programs, including monitoring tools, support playbooks, and documentation to ensure there is continuous and accurate monitoring in production
  • Act as a domain administrator on database, logging, and other observability & visualization tools
  • Performance authority consultation and training services to our application development and platform support partners
  • Support the high availability and disaster recovery options of Addepar database instances - Always On availability and database replication are in place and active
  • Developing automated scripts for maintenance tasks
  • Build, update and maintain all database topology and architecture diagrams and documentation
  • Maintain, develop and report on metrics relative to Critical Incident Response Team activities for monthly business and flash reporting for senior leadership and internal business units
  • Work with a team of engineers to test your ideas and understand the system, and mentor junior team members
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with existing and prospective members, ensuring end-to-end observability of Addepar platform
  • Participate and lead efforts involving incident response and root cause analysis for site reliability engineering
  • Be on-call and available for rotational shift support for production issues
  • Participate, present, and speak to metrics and uptime performance data in management and executive-level debriefs, applying effective communication, collaboration, and leadership
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with incident alerting platforms (ex. Pagerduty)
  • AWS Certified Database - Specialty
  • Experience developing pipelines using CICD tools: GitHub Actions and/or Jenkins
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Sensu, Prometheus, or other CNCF software
  • Experience with Terraform and other cloud based infrastructure management IaC

201-500 employees

Wealth management platform for investors & advisors
Company Overview
Addepar's mission is to create a more transparent financial system. The company provides wealth managers with real-time portfolio reporting and insights required to make and implement better investment decisions. By helping people achieve the best possible outcomes, Addepar aims to get more assets flowing into more impactful investments and ideas, benefiting our society as a whole.
  • Equity: Stretch the idea of ownership beyond your day-to-day and take pride in being an owner in the growth of Addepar
  • Global Hybrid Workforce: Whether you work remotely or on-site, you’ll have the opportunity to build and collaborate with colleagues around the world
  • Flexible Time Off: Spend time traveling, celebrating with friends and family or relax on your schedule
  • Benefits Packages: Competitive medical, dental and vision benefits along with a monthly wellness allowance to keep you healthy and happy
  • Learning & Development Allowance: Your continued growth and development are important to us
  • Dynamic Team: Strong investment in the best talent at the intersection of technology and finance
Company Core Values
  • Act Like an Owner: Think and operate with intention, purpose and care. Own outcomes.
  • Build Together: Collaborate to unlock the best solutions. Deliver lasting value.
  • Champion Our Clients: Exceed client expectations. Our clients’ success is our success.
  • Drive Innovation: Be bold and unconstrained in problem solving. Transform the industry.
  • Embrace Learning: Engage our community to broaden our perspective. Bring a growth mindset.