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Staff Database Engineer - Twist Bioscience

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Job Title
Staff Database Engineer
Job Location
USA - Remote
Job Description

Database engineer and database administrator specialized in relational database management systems and in particular RDS for PostgreSQL and AWS Aurora services

Technical Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relational database management experience (RDBMS)
  • Strong hands-on experience in AWS Aurora and RDS for PostgreSQL and other relational database management systems.
  • Experience in deploying, managing and supporting mission-critical operational production systems based on AWS Aurora and RDS for PostgreSQL databases
  • Experience in database disaster recovery and high availability best practices, backup and restore strategies, and different database upgrade options.
  • Experience in database monitoring and alerting best practices
  • Strong experience in database optimization for performance, availability and scalability
  • Working experience in defining and adopting database security best practices
  • Good understanding of related Amazon web services including EC2, EBS, IAM, and S3
  • Solid understanding of non-relational database engines (NoSQL), e.g. MongoDB, Redis, etc. and workloads are best suited for each of them. 
  • Experience in AWS RDS cost optimization best practices such budget alerts, RDS capacity vs utilization monitoring, and database RIs plans a plus
  • Familiarity with DevOps CI/CD practices and technologies a plus

Professional Attributes

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills, both in verbal and in written form
  • Excellent work ethics 
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall database services strategy and best practices
  • Implement database availability and resilience best practices, e.g. high availability, disaster recovery
  • Develop and maintain database backup and recovery plans
  • Design, monitor and enforce database security and compliance best practices.
  • Monitor and optimize databases for performance, and scalability.
  • Database capacity planning and capacity monitoring.
  • Best practices in database provisioning and deployment automation
  • Troubleshoot databases related issues
  • Database maintenance including data refresh, database upgrades, configuration parameters optimization, database monitoring and alerts.
  • Guide developers on database design good practices
  • Participate and assist developers in application database related issues 

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Data Engineering, Database Management, or related discipline.
  • Certificate in “AWS Certified Database - Specialty” a plus

Twist Bioscience Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Twist Bioscience Company Size

Between 203 - 1,000 employees

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Twist Bioscience Funding Rounds

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  • Post Ipo Equity

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $27,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $33,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $61,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $37,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $10,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $26,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $9,110,714 USD

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