Database Reliability Engineer (DBRE) at Clearcover

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Our Value Proposition:
Clearcover is a venture-backed technology start-up disrupting the trillion-dollar legacy insurance market. We’ve focused on building products that create confident, happy customers - and we’re flourishing. We believe in putting our people first, paying them well, and working together to solve tough problems. If you’d like a high-growth opportunity with an award-winning company, let’s chat.
In this role:
Clearcover is looking for a Database Reliability Engineer (DBRE) to help manage, operate, and scale Clearcover’s data platform. The DBRE will be responsible for keeping the data layer systems that support user-facing services running 24/7/365.
DBREs are a blend of database administrators, system admins, and software engineers. They apply engineering principles and automation to improve our operational discipline. DBRE's are peers to SRE's, and they bring data layer expertise to the SRE, infrastructure, and engineering teams.

What will you do?
- Provide self-service Databases as a Service using AWS RDS (PostgreSQL) to our product engineering teams.
- Build and improve the data layer reliability, security, and performance for Clearcover’s technology platform.
- Provide observability and insights into our Postgres databases and make sure we reach our SLO targets.
- Collaborate with peer DBREs and SREs to roll infrastructure-as-code changes to our production environment.
- Mitigate data layer-related production incidents, educate the organization, and build the data platform stronger from such incidents.
- Participate in on-call support rotation with the team.
- Provide data layer expertise to engineering teams, including guidance and best practices on how to design and refactor database schemas.
- Collaborate closely with engineering and product teams in an agile engineering environment.
- Certify our database backups support our regulatory and compliance obligations

What do you need?
- Expertise in managing datastores (primarily Postgres) in a cloud environment (AWS).
- Deep domain knowledge of Postgres.
- Experience with infrastructure as code tooling (Terraform).
- Ability to code in a modern high-level programming language (Python, Ruby, Go, Typescript, etc).
- Strong passion to understand, learn, and evaluate new technologies.
- Must have exceptional analytical skills and strong communication skills (both written and verbal).

What would make you an exceptional candidate?
- Experience with a modern observability platform (Datadog, Honeycomb.io)
- Experience working with other cloud data storage technologies (Redis, ElasticSearch, Neo4j)
- Experience with cloud cost management

But wait, there’s more:
As a people-first company, your health and well-being is a priority at Clearcover. While we do offer medical (and cover the vast majority of the premium), dental, vision (and cover 100% of those premiums) and 401K (we contribute 3% even if you contribute nothing), we’ve curated a stack of perks and benefits that stretch beyond the expected. With over half of our employees remote to the Chicago HQ office, we paved the way for flexible work locations and continue to offer this flexibility. Our people also have access to unlimited vacation, monthly mental health workshops, discounted gym memberships, equity in the company and an annual bonus program. Plus, if Clearcover is available in your state, you could have access to an employee discount on auto-insurance! Excited to learn more? Complete the application below!


Clearcover is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.



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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases

Location

33 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603

What are Clearcover Perks + Benefits

Clearcover Benefits Overview

Clearcover offers a comprehensive benefits package along with a number of perks in an effort to support our employees and their families. We work to align our perks with our core values and empower our employees to balance work and their personal lives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Clearcover covers 100% of the employee's dental benefits.
Vision Benefits
Clearcover covers 100% of the employee's vision benefits.
Health Insurance Benefits
Clearcover's health insurance plan is with United Healthcare with a range of plans including PPO, HDHP and HSA. If you elect an HSA, we cover your out-of-pocket deductible as an HSA contribution.
Life Insurance
Clearcover offers voluntary life insurance.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Virtual yoga classes offered twice per week!
Mental Health Benefits
Monthly Mental Health Workshops 1:1 Counseling sessions with a LCSW Live, virtual yoga, 3 x week Unlimited vacation Meeting-free Fridays Access to supportive mental health community in Slack
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Clearcover provides employees with a 401(k) contribution of 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Annual bonus based upon company performance
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent Care FSA allows you to put away pre-tax dollars towards daycare expenses for dependents under the age of 13.
Generous Parental Leave
Clearcover offers parental leave for new parents after birth or adoption of a child. Full-time employees that have been employed for six months are eligible for six weeks of paid Parental Leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Clearcover has flexible start and end times based upon your position and your team.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Full-time remote for specific positions, as well as work flexible remote work for most position.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave. Other policies apply to those here less than 12 months.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 5 paid sick days each year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Clearcover's offers Commuter Benefits, employees can save an average of 30 percent off their commute by contributing pre-tax dollars.
Company Outings
Clearcover celebrates company wins by organizing quarterly outings to a variety of places like the Escape Room, Punchbowl Social and Bounce.
Game Room
Clearcover's game room includes a state-of-the-art ping pong table, custom Nerf gun wall and a Pop-a-Shot to let employees enjoy breaks between work.
Stocked Kitchen
We send snack boxes monthly since we are virtual.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We offer a one-time $250 stipend to set up your work from home office. Use this for anything that will support your work from home arrangement.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Clearcover offers a stipend to each employee to invest as they choose in their own professional development.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

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