Staff Database Reliability Engineer

Remote Canada, Remote UK, Remote Ireland, Remote Germany

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About the Role

CircleCI is looking for a Staff level Engineer who is interested to help build the future of our databases. As CircleCI continues to scale we need to ensure our databases scale along with the needs of our customers. You will join a distributed team whose core mission is to help scale the CircleCI platform and enable thousands of developers to do better work every single day.

What you will do

The successful applicant will be ownership of CircleCI production databases. You will be responsible for setting a high level of excellence and expectations when it comes to how engineering teams access and use production databases. We make extensive use of Postgres and MongoDB and you should have a deep understanding of these two pieces of technology.

  • Ensure the high availability of production databases and durability of data
  • Define and implement effective observability & SLOs for production databases
  • Automation of operational toil
  • Analyze database capacity and plan for growth

What you'll bring

  • 4+ years of professional experience operating and scaling large datastores
  • Experience contributing to a team as a collaborative technical leader. This can be as a team lead, a tech lead, or a lead role on a large, long-running project with significant impact.
  • You are comfortable navigating the ambiguity and change of a rapidly-growing company.
  • You work openly within a fully distributed organization.
  • Experience being on call.

CircleCI Engineering Competency Matrix

The Engineering Competency Matrix is our internal career growth system for engineers. This position is level E4. If you are not sure this is you, we encourage you to apply. Find more about the matrix in this blog post.

Work remotely with our globally distributed team!

We’re a distributed company with teammates across the world. For this role, we are hiring engineers to work remotely in Ireland, Germany, United Kingdom and through our affiliate, Continuous Labs, in the following Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

About CircleCI

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the central hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools that processes more than 1 million builds a day, CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify, Coinbase, Stitch Fix, and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in downtown San Francisco with a global, remote workforce, CircleCI is venture-backed by Base10, Greenspring Associates, Eleven Prime, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, Baseline Ventures, Threshold Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Owl Rock Capital, Next Equity Partners, Heavybit and Harrison Metal Capital.

CircleCI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Level: Mid-Senior Level

Job perks/benefits: Startup environment
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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