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DNX Ventures
DNX Ventures

Senior PostgreSQL Database Administrator



Software Engineering, IT
Canada · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Upgrade is a fintech company that provides affordable and responsible credit, mobile banking, and payment products to everyday consumers. We were the fastest growing company in the Americas last year according to the Financial Times and Upgrade Card was the fastest growing credit card in America two years in a row. We have delivered over $25 billion in affordable and responsible credit to our 2.7M customers. The company is backed by some of the most prominent technology investors and was recently valued at $6.3B.

We have built an energizing, collaborative and inclusive culture where team members help each other, learn and innovate to move the company and its customers in the right direction, and own the outcome of their efforts.

Upgrade has been named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” three years in a row, “Top Companies to work for in Arizona” and one of the "Best Engineering Department" awarded annually by Comparably. We've also received recognition for being a best company for Diversity, Women, Culture, and Veterans.

We are looking for new team members who get excited about designing and delivering new and better products to join a team of 1600 talented and dedicated professionals. Come work with us if you like to tackle big problems and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support the design, development, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of Upgrade's data management systems
  • Contribute to the development of standards and procedures to maximize DBMS performance, scale-ability, resilience, security, and data integrity

What We Look For:

  • 5+ years administering production, always-on, high throughput, OLTP RDBMS on PostgreSQL
  • Proficiency in administering PostgreSQL v9.6+ database servers running on AWS
  • Proficiency in PostgreSQL backup & recovery, upgrade, patching, and performance tuning
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL query execution, execution analysis & optimization, indexing strategies, partitioning etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL schema modeling and evolution
  • Proficiency in various RDBMS replication strategies
  • Solid Linux fundamentals including kernel and OS tuning, as they relate to DB performance and security
  • Excellent troubleshooting, documentation, and communication skills

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with geo-redundant database deployments (active/active, active/standby, etc.)
  • Experience with other database management systems

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary and stock option plan
  • 100% paid coverage of medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO
  • Learning stipend for personal growth and development
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health & wellness initiatives

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.