Junior Database Reliability Engineer
New York, NY
The ultimate source for official answers about a business online should be the business itself. However, when consumers ask questions on company websites, too often they are left in the dark with wrong answers. Yext (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud, solves this problem by organizing a business's facts so it can provide official answers to consumer questions — wherever people search. Starting with the company website, then extending across search engines and voice assistants, businesses around the world, like Taco Bell, Marriott, and Jaguar Land Rover—as well as organizations like the U.S. State Department—trust Yext to radically improve the search experience on their websites and across the entire search ecosystem.
We are looking for a Junior Database Reliability Engineer to join our Infrastructure Team. Databases are a core technology underlying the Yext platform. We’re seeking a highly motivated database administrator/engineer for a key role in expanding our database environment to suit the company’s rapid growth.
What You’ll Do
- Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
- Perform database installation/upgrades in dev environment
- Develop and improve backup and recovery automation, ensuring database availability
- Develop and maintain database maintenance plans
- Proactively monitor and respond to database alerts
- Assist in refining a physical design to meet system storage and performance requirements
- Assist in developing database structures that fit into the overall architecture of the system under development
- Create and maintain database documentation as required
What You Have
- A relentless passion for learning and technology
- 1-2 years experience as a database administrator in MySql
- 1-2 years experience in SQL programming
- Experience of administering MySql databases
- Experience installing and setting up databases
- Experience with database Monitoring and Diagnostic
- Understanding of database security, authentication and permissions
- Knowledge of database systems architecture, schemas and buffers / cache
- Experience creating database objects, indexes, stored procedures, triggers etc.
- Knowledge of database normalization and constraints
- Knowledge of database replication, backup and restore
- Some experience writing software that utilizes databases
- Linux administration including scripting (bash/python)
- Experience with source control tools git/gerrit
- BS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field, or similar college level education
- Knowledge of automation tools such as Ansible and Terraform
- Some experience working with CI/CD (Jenkins, TeamCity)
- Some knowledge of programming languages like (Java, Go, Ruby, C)
Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.