Senior Database Reliability Engineer

Austin, Texas

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Udemy is the leading global marketplace for teaching and learning, connecting students everywhere to the world’s best online classes. We are looking for a Senior Database Reliability Engineer to join our Datastore Infrastructure Engineering Team. With a commitment to innovation, we embrace automation and agile culture, love technical challenges and are eager to adopt new technologies and tools. We are responsible for all aspects of MySQL, Redis, Memcached, DynamoDB, Kafka and RabbitMQ datastores and proxies like ProxySQL, Zookeeper and MCRouter across environments including production. Our primary tools are Terraform, Ansible and Python. The position is a blend of database engineering, system administration and software development that applies sound engineering principles, operational discipline and mature software development practices. We value teamwork, good humor, strong sense of ownership, technological curiosity, and a desire to learn. DSI team members are primarily located in San Francisco, US and Dublin, Ireland


  • Analyze, improve and automate datastore maintenance flows, backup and recovery procedures, capacity management, and access monitoring 
  • Proactively respond to production infrastructure alerts and warnings, mitigate production issues as they arise and transform incident lessons into automation, documentation and monitoring
  • Work with Production Engineering and development teams to review and deploy changes to production environment, advise on datastore availability and scalability policies and best practices
  • Develop and enhance datastore production environment monitoring, observability  and management capabilities using existing and new tools and platforms
  • Answer datastore related infrastructure questions
  • Create and maintain documentation-Participate in On-Call rotation


  • Passion for performance, observability, availability and scalability
  • Extensive administration skills and hands on experience with at least one of the following datastores: MySQL, Redis, DynamoDB, RabbitMQ, Memcached, Kafka
  • Solid software engineering skills with proficiency in at least one high level programming language like Python 
  • Comfortable with infrastructure automation and configuration management tools such as Terraform and Ansible-Experience with container orchestrators (Kubernetes) and automated testing, continuous integration and deployment tools (e.g. Molecule, Atlantis, Jenkins, Argo) for stateful infrastructure changes 
  • Good understanding of Linux/Unix fundamentals and debugging skills
  • 5+ years experience managing large-scale database systems in Cloud (AWS prefered) and/or hybrid environments
About UdemyWith a mission to improve lives through learning, Udemy is the world’s largest online learning destination that helps students, businesses, and governments gain the skills they need to compete in today’s economy. Millions of students are mastering new skills from 65,000 instructors teaching over 183,000 online courses in topics from programming and data science to leadership and team building. For companies, Udemy Business offers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to more than 11,000 courses in our Udemy Business catalog, learning analytics, as well as the ability to host and distribute their own content. Udemy Business is designed to upskill workers and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow.
Udemy maintains hubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver, Austin, Boston, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Dublin, New Delhi, Ankara, Istanbul and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Udemy investors include Insight Partners, Prosus (Naspers Ventures), Norwest Venture Partners, and Stripes.
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