Senior Database Reliability Engineer (Remote West Coast)

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PagerDuty is interviewing, onboarding, and working 100% virtually at this time. As we look to the future, we plan to be distributed by design, meaning unless your job requirements make it necessary to be in a PagerDuty office, you may choose to work in-office, remotely, or hybrid. We’re focused on inclusion and employee well-being by building a culture that isn’t location specific, and gives equal opportunity to everyone—regardless of where you are working. 

Overview

PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a global leader in digital operations management, serving over 13,800 customers and 700,000 users worldwide, including 60% of the Fortune 100. 

Led by CEO Jennifer Tejada, 50% of our board of directors is comprised of women, 45% of our managers are from underrepresented groups, and we are a proud member of the Pledge 1% Movement, committed to donating 1% Equity, 1% Employee time, and 1% Product to accelerate change in our communities. 

We’re growing fast and looking for ambitious people who share our values and customer devotion mindset to join our high caliber team. 

From how we build our teams to who sits in the boardroom, we hope you can see yourself at PagerDuty.

Why We Need You
Are you a savvy developer with strong automation experience who is passionate about database administration, performance tuning, backup and recovery, and scalability?
 
Do you have a deep knowledge of distributed systems?
 
Do you have a knack for teaching, mentoring others, and sharing your knowledge?
 
Do you love Linux systems?
 
If you answered “yes” to most of the questions above you may be interested in applying for the Senior Database Engineer position. You will find all the information you need below.
How You Contribute to Our Vision: Key Responsibilities
  • You will build out automation to address database problems like failovers, backups, restores, schema changes, and performance tuning
  • You will also be responsible for guiding your fellow engineers so they can be their own Database Administrators
  • You will take part in your team’s on-call rotation, triaging and addressing production issues as they arise
About You: Skills and Attributes
  • Passion for databases and their maintenance, management, and scalability challenges. Deeply interested in databases and wish to become a database specialist
  • You believe automation is the most appropriate way to address problems at scale
  • You are a learner. You love learning new things every day and you get ecstatic when you can apply new knowledge to build new solutions to old problems
  • You have an interest in data and databases, and are willing to learn and grow a career in this field
Minimum Requirements
  • You have at least two years of experience as a developer. You can write proper code in at least one scripting language, such as Perl, Python, or Ruby
  • You have experience with a configuration management or orchestration system.
  • You have some Linux knowledge
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, Kafka, and Cassandra
  • You have used Bash, and SQL
  • You've (ab)used Chef before
  • Some previous experience with Ubuntu or Debian
  • Experience with Object Relational Mappers (ActiveRecord, SQLAlchemy, Hibernate, etc.)
Not sure if you qualify?

Apply anyway! We extend opportunities to a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you're new to the corporate world, returning to work after a gap in employment, or simply looking to transition or take the next step in your career path, we are excited to connect with you.

PagerDuty Offers

We are dedicated to providing a culture where our people are happy, enabled and inspired to do their best. One of the ways we do this is by developing a comprehensive total rewards approach that supports all of our people and their loved ones. As a global organization, our programs are competitive with industry standards and aligned with local laws and regulations. 

Your package may include:

  • Competitive salary and company equity
  • Comprehensive benefits package from day one
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Program)
  • Retirement or pension plan
  • Paid parental leave - up to 22 weeks for pregnant parent, up to 12 weeks for non-pregnant parent (some countries have longer leave standards and we comply with local laws)
  • Generous paid vacation time 
  • Paid holidays and sick leave
  • Paid employee volunteer time - 20 hours per year
  • Bi-annual company-wide hack weeks
  • Mental wellness programs
About PagerDuty

PagerDuty is a digital operations management platform that empowers the right action, when seconds matter.

For the teams who build and run digital systems, PagerDuty is the best way to manage the urgent, mission-critical work that is essential to keeping digital services always on. We make it easy to handle any unplanned task, event, or opportunity, right away.

At PagerDuty, we believe you do your best work in a culture that fosters inclusion, well-being, and innovation. As a Dutonian, you will have ample opportunities to advance your career and connect with colleagues: virtual all hands calls, learning & development programs, bi-annual hack weeks, volunteering events, ERGs (employee-run groups focused on cultivating a sense of belonging for all) - there’s something for everyone. Learn more on Instagram, @pagerdutylife.

The questions posed in the following voluntary questionnaire are required under applicable laws and cannot be edited by PagerDuty. Although you may not see your identity reflected in the dropdown response options and feel unseen, you are encouraged to bring your full self as a candidate and a Dutonian.

Additional Information
PagerDuty is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. PagerDuty does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, parental status, veteran status,  disability status, or other characteristics protected by applicable laws.
PagerDuty is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Should you require accommodation, please email accommodation@pagerduty.com and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
Our stewardship of the data of many thousands of customers means that a background check is required to join PagerDuty. We will, nonetheless, consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with local requirements.
PagerDuty uses the E-Verify employment verification program.
Mission
We're a community of women leveraging our connections into top companies to help underrepresented women get the roles they've always deserved. Simultaneously, we work to build truly inclusive hiring processes and environments where women can thrive and not just survive.
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Senior Database Reliability Engineer (Remote West Coast)
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