Senior Database Infrastructure 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 80,000 today to millions.
We are currently seeking a Sr. Database Infrastructure Engineer to join our Data Operations team. Our team is passionate about automating our infrastructure and ensuring that we stay current with the latest technology practices.
The Sr. Database Infrastructure Engineer will provide technical leadership supporting and scaling hundreds of AWS servers powering our marketing and CRM platform.
If this sounds like you and your next career move, then we would love to hear from you!

What your day could consist of:

  • Design, build and maintain backend databases using AWS RDS technologies
  • Perform database capacity planning, maintenance, monitoring and performance tuning
  • Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various database resources
  • Lead and execute system changes and upgrades
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot database escalations, drive incidents/problems until resolution and employ measures to prevent recurrence
  • Work with SRE, DevOps and engineering teams to build tools using Python that drive database scalability, reliability and performance
  • Research and develop new technologies and approaches for building highly available data persistence systems
  • Develop and implement security policies and procedures that improve stability and prevent data loss
  • Setup DB monitoring, alerting, trending and graphing methods with the SRE team and regularly evaluate and improve it
  • Work with development and analytic teams on database modeling and design from the moment a feature addition is planned
  • Participate in code reviews that include DB changes
  • Lead and execute performance and load testing efforts on databases

What is needed:

  • 5+ years of experience with Python and other scripting languages
  • 3+ years experience in AWS RDS/Aurora and relational databases
  • Deep understanding of cloud database technologies and emerging trends
  • Automation first mindset
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams
  • Experience using automation tools (Terraform, Ansible, Chef) AWS Certifications a plus
  • Passionate, pragmatic problem solver with the ability to independently pursue solutions to complex problems

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 wellness benefits including no premiums for employees on our HSA plan, 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
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • 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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