Golang Job: Database DevOps Engineer

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Dublin - Ireland

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Salesforce is the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM) software. We pioneered the shift to cloud computing, and today we're delivering the next generation of social, mobile and cloud technologies that help companies revolutionize the way they sell, service, market and innovate-and become customer companies. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, the World's Most Innovative Company according to Forbes and one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For.

The CRM Database Sustaining Engineering Team deploys and manages some of the largest and most trusted databases in the world. Our customers rely on us to keep their data safe and highly available.

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About the Position:

We are currently looking for multiple positions for Database Engineers to work shift patterns in Dublin, Ireland for our global team. The ideal candidate will have a strong database administrator background (Oracle, PostgreSQL) together with DevOps engineering and public cloud experience (eg AWS, GCP) to work with a team that is responsible for the architecture, design, developing and testing the next generation of RDBMS . You will need familiarity with database internals, distributed systems, high availability, replication, scalability and performance. You will be participating in Database Reliability responsibility for Salesforce’ databases infrastructure. You must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Key to this position will be a beginner's approach, can-do attitude, a focus on technology excellence and reliability, and software development in a secure, high-performance, highly available (99.999%) and fully resilient infrastructure.

The CRM Database Sustaining Engineering team is a fast-paced, dynamic, global team delivering and supporting databases and its cloud infrastructure to meet the meaningful growth needs of the business. In this role, you will collaborate with other Application, Systems, Network, Database, Storage and other infrastructure engineering teams in delivering innovative solutions in an agile, multifaceted environment. You will be part of the Global Team and engage in 24*7 support responsibility within Europe. Being part of a distributed team, you will need to occasionally be flexible in your working hours to stay in sync globally. You will also be investing yourself into Salesforce’ cloud database running on groundbreaking cloud technology, and responsible for its reliability.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience

  • Strong experience performing a Database Administrator or Database Engineer role

  • Broad and deep knowledge of at least 2 relational databases, including Oracle, PostgreSQL & MySQL. Experience in PostgreSQL highly advantageous

  • Demonstrable coding / scripting and automation experience together with an inclination to automate at every opportunity

  • Experienced in coding in UNIX shell and SQL, and at least one procedural language such as Python, Ruby, Java, Perl, or C++. Exposure to Golang and/or Maven is a plus

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in cloud related technologies: Docker, Spinnaker, Terraform, Helm, Jenkins, GIT etc. Exposure to zookeeper fundamentals & Kubernetes is highly desirable

  • Familiarity with Cloud technologies such as RDS, Redshift, DynamoDB, IAM, EC2, S3, CLI, SDK, or equivalent cloud services

  • A cloud certification (such as AWS / GCP cloud certification) is advantageous.

  • Ability to learn quickly and understand / deliver high quality code in a fast-paced, agile team environment.

  • Experience with mission critical distributed systems service, including supporting database production infrastructure with 24x7x365 On-Call responsibilities

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and experienced with production incident management / root cause analysis

  • Exposure to a fast pace environment with large scale cloud infrastructure setup

  • A team player with great communication skills both verbal and written

Desired Skills

  • Experienced working in the Agile methodology

  • Experience with DevOps (CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes, EKS, GKE, deployment to AWS).

  • Exposure to Hadoop Filesystem, Apache Zookeeper/Bookkeeper is a plus

  • Knowledge of metrics & monitoring (e.g., Grafana, Splunk, Argus etc.)

  • Experience in Infrastructure as Code / Automation

  • Solid understanding of all software development process phases, from initial requirements to operational support

  • Ability to deliver initiatives and innovation from conception through completion

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, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation


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