Staff Software Engineer, Backend, Database Engineering

New York, NY

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We are looking for engaged and passionate Software Engineers to join our Database Engineering team. We enable developers to move quickly and innovate by providing the foundation upon which developers build the Peloton experience.

Our team's mission is to provide databases as a service and to guide and support development in the database layer.  We work heavily with postgres and dynamoDB but are expanding the number and types of datastores as Peloton grows.  We work closely with service owners on architecture and scalability of their services and have an opportunity to work with new projects and initiatives.  We engage with peers and internal customers to understand workloads and design, build and operate services and tools to provide a great user experience for engineers.

What you’ll do

  • Be a hands-on leader with focus on delivery of small to large initiatives including guiding the team to make strategic technical decisions to enable delivery outcomes, set expectations with and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Be directly responsible for maintaining and scaling our datastore layer in coordination with service owners to power a world-class fitness experience.
  • Lead architecture meetings and technical discussions with the focus of reaching consensus and best practice solutions
  • Lead, coach, and mentor other engineers of diverse backgrounds in an autonomous, cross-functional team.
  • Design, develop and operate business-critical backend systems with a focus on high availability, low latency and scalability.
  • Implement self-service tooling and enhance the developer experience around databases as a service.We're using industry-standard, cloud-native tech, which means easily transferable skills.
  • Deliver high quality outcomes across our engineering organization.

What You’ll Need

  • Demonstrated ability and maturity in your software engineering practice, with strong experience in practices like continuous delivery and automated testing..
  • Ability to work collaboratively with your team and with customers and the ability to demonstrate empathy for their concerns.
  • Experience in designing, building and maintaining automation and developer tooling around distributed systems and databases.
  • You have a systematic problem-solving approach coupled with effective communication skills and drive.
  • You are able to apply your knowledge and experience in both structured and unstructured DB technologies to help improve our database offering.  

Bonus Points

  • Github project(s) or contribute to open source communities
  • Hands on experience decomposing monoliths into microservices
  • Hands-on experience designing and building event-driven architectures
  • Experience with XP practices such as pair programming and Test Driven Development



Peloton uses technology + design to connect the world through fitness, empowering people to be the best version of themselves anywhere, anytime. We have reinvented the fitness industry by developing a first-of-its-kind subscription platform. Seamlessly combining hardware, software, and streaming technology, we create digital fitness and wellness content and products that Members love. In 2020 Peloton committed to becoming an antiracist organization with the launch of the Peloton Pledge. Learn more, here.

“Together We Go Far” means that we are greater than the sum of our parts, stronger collectively when each one of us is at our best. In order to be the best version of Peloton, we are deeply committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture where all of our team members can be the best version of themselves. This work has no endpoint; it is the constant work of running an organization that strives to reach its full potential. As a first step in our commitment, we announced the Peloton Pledge to invest $100 million over the next four years to fight racial injustice and inequity in our world, and to promote health and wellbeing for all, from the inside out.

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