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Postgres Database Administrator

| Chicago
Who We Are:
Braviant Holdings is a leading provider of analytics and technology-driven alternative financing solutions for consumers. We currently operate two brands: Balance Credit and Chorus Credit.
With an office in downtown Chicago, we are growing rapidly and looking for smart, passionate people to help us develop into a market leader in the fast-growing fintech space. Our industry is anticipated to grow up to 10x in the next 10 years. Come join us as we work together to streamline the borrowing process and transform how people access credit online.
This Role:
Our technology team in Chicago is looking for a Postgres DBA to help support and extend our platform for our rapidly growing lending businesses (Balance Credit and Chorus Credit). We are seeking very strong hands-on candidates who want to be part of an exciting and challenging technology team in a startup atmosphere. Our Ideal candidate is a Postgress Guru equally familiar with RDS on AWS and stand-alone Postgres. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Senior Database architect to monitor Postgres clusters utilization and performance and plan for future development
  • Oversee the health of databases, including disk space and memory usage, processor and i/o utilization during peak times
  • Develop and maintain automated reports to monitor overall database health and other metrics
  • Perform both major and minor version upgrades
  • Monitor database access and performance; Develop and maintain reports to monitor slow-running queries; Work with report writers on optimizing slow-running reports and queries
  • Maintain Github database repositories including pg_tap tests
  • Serve as the Postgres database SME for application developers and report writers.
  • Stay up to date with tools, trends, and technologies in the FinTech space. 


  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 2+ years’ relevant database development experience.
  • Previous experience with one of the following: PostgreSQL, AWS, RDS.
  • Experience with Git (Github & BitBucket), Jira and Confluence.
  • Knowledge of relational theory: database design, normalization and functional dependencies
  • Optimization experience, understanding of differences in optimization for OLTP and OLAP
  • Knowledge of PL/pgSQL, understanding of how functions and triggers work, experience with user-defined types
  • Experience working in an Agile or Lean Software Development such as Kanban, Scrum and Test-Driven Development. 
  • Ability to thrive in startup environment with heavy workload, competing priorities, and less structure than more established company

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in the financial industry with lending products a plus
  • Knowledge of Foreign Data Wrappers and foreign tables is a plus
  • Knowledge of pg_tap is a plus.

Looking for perks?• 3% 401K employer contribution that is immediately vested• Health benefits? We’ve got you fully covered.• Flexible work schedule with results-based culture• Generous PTO• Annual professional development allowance • Fully stocked kitchen• Casual dress code• Team building events and happy hours• Significant career upside as our business grows

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Our company is located in the heart of the Loop with great access to public transportation, coffee shops, and restaurants.
33 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60602

An Insider's view of Braviant Holdings

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

This is one of the things that I really appreciate here at Braviant! I feel like it's encouraged to have a healthy work-life balance. People respect the fact that you have a life outside the office and if something comes up, they are super flexible with you to take care of it.

Debi G.

Marketing Associate

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We have a very open, small office that makes cross-team collaboration easy. The simplest way is to walk across the room and have a brief chat! No matter how people reach out, though, direct communication between teams is the norm -- no routing through managers or a complicated bureaucracy.

Dan B.

Senior Data Engineer

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Braviant, career development is what you make of it. There's plenty of opportunities and the sky is the limit!

Jen C.

IT Operations Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

As a leader, I strongly believe that it's not my job to come up with all the ideas - it's my job to foster an engaging, collaborative environment where every single person on the team has a voice and can contribute to the company's strategy and road map.

Stephanie K.


How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We're a small group, so collaboration is really just a matter of walking over to whomever you need to talk to and figuring things out. Everyone is willing to help because we're all focused on the same goals.

Jeff C.

Chief Architect

What are Braviant Holdings Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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