Senior Cloud Database Engineer

| Chicago
ActiveCampaign is the marketing automation leader for small and mid sized businesses (SMB's) around the globe. Through a sophisticated yet easy-to-use platform and tools, we allow our customers to make meaningful connections to their customers. Often, we are the center of our customer's marketing strategies and critical to their success and future.
As the fastest-growing SaaS company in Chicago, we are scaling rapidly to keep up with market demand. We are growing all of our teams and looking for people who share our values, deliver innovation frequently and join us in our mission to grow our customer base from 70,000 today to millions.
We are currently seeking a Senior Cloud Database Engineer to join our Data team. Our team is passionate about automating our infrastructure and ensuring that we stay current with the latest technology practices.
The Senior Cloud Database Engineer will provide technical leadership and execution of cloud infrastructure.
If this sounds like you and your next career move, then we would love to hear from you!

What your day could consist of:

  • Provide best practice recommendations and guidance for use of the AWS cloud
  • Take the lead on triaging technical escalations and drive incidents/problems until resolution that involves networking, and cloud infrastructure
  • MYSQL knowledge is a must
  • Lead and execute system changes and upgrades
  • Lead and execute performance and load testing efforts on databases
  • Define and set up required monitoring, transition to operations and automate manual processes
  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources

What is needed:

  • Possesses a deep understanding of cloud computing technologies and emerging computing trends
  • 5+ years experience in the relation database engineering & administration technical field
  • 3+ years RDS, Aurora or MySQL
  • Experience with python and other scripting languages
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams and organization
  • Prior experience using automation tools (Terraform, Ansible, Chef) required
  • Adept at learning and applying new technologies and solving new problems
  • AWS Certifications a plus (AWS Certified: SysOps Administrator, DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect)

ActiveCampaign is an employee-first culture. We take care of our employees at work and outside of work. We'll share all the details later on but in summary: comprehensive health and welfare benefits including no premiums for employees, open time off plan, generous 401(k) matching with no vesting, lunch and endless snacks/ beverages, reimbursed commuting, education budgets, ongoing learning and development, a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion, career pathing and lots of swag. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
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    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • TrelloManagement
    • ActiveCampaignCRM

Location

Beautiful Chicago Loop Office overlooking State Street with views of the lake and Millennium Park and is minutes from the Metra & CTA.

What are ActiveCampaign Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily Catered Lunches. Open Vacation Policy. Dual monitor & stand-up desk workstation. FOND Membership. Peer Recognition Program (bonuses). Work/Life Balance. Competitive Salaries.

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