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Senior Database Engineer


Engineering, Platform


Bellevue, San Francisco

Senior Database Engineer

We are reinventing global trade.

The opportunity

The Data Infrastructure team is rapidly growing and is adding an engineer to lead the design, development, administration and monitoring of our core database systems. Our primary database is a relational database, but we are extending our data footprint to include a NoSQL data store. You will support the day-to-day production operations as well as utilize automation to maintain and apply changes, through infrastructure code.

You will:

  • Design highly scalable systems using AWS RDS PostgreSQL and MongoDB Atlas
  • Administer and provide on-call support for production database systems
  • Automate database configurations through infrastructure code
  • Troubleshoot database performance issues
  • Develop and practice disaster recovery plans to ensure data integrity
  • Ensure security and compliance across all database systems

You should have:

  • 6+ years in a DBA or data engineering role
  • 3+ years of experience with PostgreSQL
  • Strong database performance tuning
  • Experience with infrastructure automation and configuration management
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.

About Flexport:

We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is building the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $10B of merchandise across 112 countries every year. 

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success. 

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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