Database Reliability Engineer

Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Xendit provides payment infrastructure across Southeast Asia, with a focus on Indonesia and the Philippines. We process payments, power marketplaces, disburse payroll and loans, provide KYC solutions, prevent fraud, and help businesses grow exponentially. We serve our customers by providing a suite of world-class APIs, eCommerce platform integrations, and easy to use applications for individual entrepreneurs, SMEs, and enterprises alike.

Our main focus is building the most advanced payment rails for Southeast Asia, with a clear goal in mind — to make payments across in SEA simple, secure and easy for everyone. We serve thousands of businesses ranging from SMEs to multinational enterprises, and process millions of transactions monthly. We’ve been growing rapidly since our inception in 2015, onboarding hundreds of new customers every month, and backed by global top-10 VCs. We’re proud to be featured on among the fastest growing companies by Y-Combinator.


Building-up reliable and secure database powering payment in Southeast Asia

Our vision is to build a digital infrastructure for Southeast Asia, supporting customers from fast-growing startups, NGOs to multinational enterprises such as Traveloka, Lazada, Garuda Indonesia, Suzuki, Ciputra, and XL Axiata. 

Your mission as Database Reliability Engineer is to ensure our business’ complex data requirements are met and it can easily access its data in a fast, reliable, and secure manner. 


  • Identify changes for the product architecture from the reliability and security perspective with a data-driven approach
  • Build automation to address database problems like failovers, backups, restores, schema changes, and performance tuning
  • Proactively work on the efficiency and capacity planning to set clear requirements and reduce the database resource usage
  • Continuously improve database observability, debuggability, introspection, and instrumentation
  • Guide fellow engineers across Xendit so they can be their own database administrators

You may be a good fit if

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of a degree
  • 4 - 6 years of relevant IT experience, with a minimum of 3-year experience focusing on database  engineering
  • Have at least 2 years of experience running PostgreSQL and MongoDB in large production environments
  • Have solid knowledge of SQL, PL/pgSQL, and NoSQL, able to review query statements and guide developers with best practices on how to interact with the database, for a high-scale web environment
  • You can write proper code in at least one scripting language, such as Javascript, Python, or Bash
  • You have experience using Ansible, Terraform or other automation tools 
  • You thrive on the autonomy and have proven you can push towards a goal by yourself
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Bonus point if you have experience working in high growth startup or highly regulated company which require compliance from PCI DSS or HIPAA
What we care about
  • Solve for the customer first: You build what customers want. You think about what is right for customers, not what is easiest for you
  • Demonstrate mastery of honey badgery: You make ambitious goals. Then execute…no matter what stands in the way. When knocked down, you get up
  • Take on challenges willingly and can be trusted to execute: You can be trusted to get things done right the first time quickly. You hit your deadlines
  • You’re like us: You smile a lot, think work is fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. You measure yourself against the best and believe feedback is the breakfast of champions. You follow the golden rule.
  • You’re remarkable: People naturally talk about how awesome you are. If we can’t find someone who raves about you then it’s unlikely we will too.
Job region(s): Asia/Pacific
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