Senior Database Engineer


Job Location: Venice, CA

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System1 is looking for a Senior Database Engineer to join our Data Engineering team. The Data Engineering team is the horizontal layer that supports business intelligence, optimization, machine learning, and external & internal reporting. We process and report on hundreds of millions of events and user attributes per day, gathered from an extremely heterogeneous set of data streams.

Our database systems include Snowflake, Postgres, Redshift, and SQL server. We also utilize a range of technologies including AWS Lambda, SNS, SQS, Kinesis, Spark, and Redis.

The Role You Will Have

  • Architect, build, and maintain a coherent and performance data architecture
  • Provide strategic database solutions ensuring database performance, security, scalability, and resiliency.
  • Prototype, develop, deploy, and debug data ingestions and data management services
  • Maintain database performance by monitoring production databases and identifying and fixing production issues
  • Perform database system upgrades
  • Evaluate, recommend, and perform proof-of-concepts for new database toolsets and systems
  • Design databases and construct queries and reports to guide architectural design, business decisions, and optimization algorithms
  • Take projects through the full engineering lifecycle: architecting, building, testing, and deploying
  • Participate in peer code reviews and produce high quality documentation
  • Support users by conducting training sessions, resolving reported issues, and defining company-wide best practices.
  • Support database functions by designing and developing database utilities.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) related to the data management process and data management systems.

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 6+ years of experience working with large SQL datastores (PostgreSQL, Redshift, and Snowflake preferred)
  • 6+ years of experience in a database team lead or architect role
  • Experience with Linux and the AWS ecosystem
  • Strong desire to learn Python

What We Have To Offer

  • Paid Parking or an ORCA Card
  • Cross-team lunches and tech demos to foster learning
  • Unlimited paid sick time, 17 days of PTO, and 10 paid company holidays
  • Competitive Benefits package
  • Weekly catered lunch and fully stocked kitchen
  • Happy Hours at various bars, restaurants, and venues across Bellevue
  • Weekly yoga and fitness classes with private trainer
  • Company parties and outings
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