Senior Database Reliability Engineer ›



Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and excellent judgment by being responsible for:
  • Performance tuning of Microsoft SQL Server database, optimizing at the server, database, and query levels
  • Scaling and monitoring of Databases
  • Scaling and monitoring of Redis clusters
  • Scaling and monitoring of ElasticSearch/OpenSearch clusters
  • Assist teams in designing and building databases and schemas
  • Use, develop, and build tools and alerts for monitoring database performance, reliability, and maintenance plans
  • Provide documentation for developers and internal staff on database-related topics
  • Triage escalated production issues with cross-functional teams
  • Work within an assigned team to complete duties as assigned, while mentoring, training, and reviewing more junior engineers, helping to define team development, helping define  engineering best practices and leading the teams in the implementation of these best practices
  • Be part of an on-call rotation with other team members to provide 24/7/365 database reliability support
  • Communicate frequently, clearly and effectively with various technical and management audiences
  • Analyze and improve the scalability and performance of high-volume, information-rich web applications
  • Participate in lively engineering debate, making a strong and logical case for well-considered opinions, while appreciating the opinions of peers
  • Familiarity with monitoring and alerting strategies for database infrastructure reliability
  • Willingness to get security clearance as required

Knowledge and Skills:

  • 8+ years of experience maintaining and optimizing large production databases 
  • Expert Microsoft SQL Service troubleshooting skills
  • Expert in tuning queries generated from ORM’s
  • Experience in writing and tuning complicated back-end processes
  • Experience in tuning SQL server configurations
  • Expert T-SQL skills and any common scripting language, Powershell preferred
  • Strength in database server administration of greater than 1TB sized systems
  • Familiarity with C# and .NET programming
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services
  • Shows mastery in working independently on assigned projects as well as mentoring and training others 
  • Experience with Redis, ElasticSearch, MS SQL, Docker, AWS, Git, CI/CD Tools, .NET
  • Ability to work independently on assigned projects or with other team members as requested
  • Ability to complete work assignments efficiently and productively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Microsoft MVP or other Microsoft SQL Server Database Certification preferred
  • B.S., M.S. in computer science, information systems, a related field; comparable certifications; or equivalent direct work experience