Database Administrator

Foster City, CA

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This individual will build and maintain traditional relational and non-relational databases and will help to optimize our multi-petabyte robot data for high performance access using traditional and non-traditional database techniques. While building and maintaining our existing and new traditional database systems, this person will have the opportunity to learn and work with multi-petabyte clustered high performance storage systems and help build, deploy and maintain such systems with the rest of the storage team.


  • Build and maintain traditional relational and non-relational databases including on-prem and hosted solutions
  • Teach other storage team members basic and intermediate DBA tasks to help with maintenance and incidents
  • Work with the storage team to build, implement and maintain the multi-petabyte high performance storage system


  • Experience in relational database technologies (MySQL, PostgreSQL, OracleDB, RDS, etc) and can optimize for performance and security. Understands how to build clustered SQL servers
  • Knowledge of non-relational database technologies (MongoDB, DynamoDB, Cassandra, etc)
  • Is passionate about learning more about databases and other storage technologies
  • Is able to work with a team of diverse experiences and backgrounds
  • Experience in Linux system administration

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with building clustered SQL solutions
  • Experience with NAS/SAN storage solutions
  • Ability to program in scripting or compiled languages (Python, BASH, Perl, C, C++, Rust, etc)
  • Experience with S3 or cluster storage solutions (Ceph, Luster, Gluster, etc)
  • Infrastructure Automation (puppet, chef, ansible, saltstack)
  • Experience with web services (Nginx, Varnish, Apache, HA Proxy)
  • Knowledge of virtual platforms (vSphere, Xen, Docker, or KVM)
Vaccine Mandate
Employees working in this position will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal and local laws.
About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.
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A Final Note:You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
Job region(s): North America
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