Senior Cloud Database Engineer - San Francisco

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Who Are We?

Postman is the world’s leading API platform, used by more than 25 million developers and 500,000 organizations, including 98% of the Fortune 500. Postman is helping developers and professionals across the globe build the API-first world by simplifying each step of the API lifecycle and streamlining collaboration—enabling users to create better APIs, faster.

The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Battery Ventures, BOND, Coatue, CRV, Insight Partners, and Nexus Venture Partners. Learn more at or connect with Postman on Twitter via @getpostman.

P.S: We highly recommend reading The "API-First World" graphic novel to understand the bigger picture and our vision at Postman.

The Opportunity

Postman is a pioneering technology company dedicated to transforming the landscape of API development and testing. We are actively seeking a skilled and forward-thinking Cloud Database Engineer with expertise in MySQL, AWS Aurora, DocumentDB, and multi-region cloud architectures to join our dynamic team in the Bay Area. If you are passionate about optimizing, securing, and scaling databases across multiple regions, we invite you to contribute to Postman's innovative solutions.

What you’ll do

Multi-Region Database Architecture:

  • Design, implement, and manage cloud-based database solutions with a focus on multi-region deployments.
  • Ensure high availability and fault tolerance across diverse geographical locations.

MySQL, Aurora, and DocumentDB Expertise:

  • Administer and optimize MySQL, AWS Aurora, and DocumentDB databases for performance and scalability.
  • Implement best practices for data modeling and indexing.

Multi-Region Cloud Deployment:

  • Configure and maintain databases across multiple cloud regions deployed both using managed services and self hosted within Kubernetes.
  • Implement and manage replication, failover, and disaster recovery strategies.

Performance Tuning and Optimization:

  • Proactively identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in multi-region database deployments.
  • Optimize queries and data retrieval processes for efficiency.

Database Security and Compliance:

  • Implement robust security measures for databases in accordance with industry standards.
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with security policies across multi-region deployments.

Backup and Recovery Strategies:

  • Develop and implement effective backup and recovery strategies for multi-region databases.
  • Conduct regular testing of backup and recovery processes to ensure reliability.

Cloud Database Technologies:

  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in cloud-native database technologies, including advancements in AWS services.
  • Collaborate with the team to assess and implement emerging solutions.

Collaboration and Documentation:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand application requirements and optimize multi-region database configurations.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for database architecture, configurations, and procedures.

About You

Must have:

  • 5+ years as a Cloud Database Engineer
  • Proven experience as a Cloud Database Engineer with a focus on multi-region deployments.
  • In-depth knowledge of MySQL, AWS Aurora, and DocumentDB.
  • Expertise in designing and managing databases for high availability and fault tolerance.
  • Strong understanding of cloud-native database technologies and best practices.
  • Familiarity with security measures and compliance standards for multi-region cloud deployments.
  • Proficient in database performance tuning and optimization.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

Our Values

At Postman, we create with the same curiosity that we see in our users. We value transparency & honest communication about not only successes, but also failures. In our work, we focus on specific goals that add up to a larger vision. Our inclusive work culture ensures that everyone is valued equally as important pieces of our final product. We are dedicated to delivering the best products we can.

What Else?

This role is remote first, and the reasonably estimated salary for this role ranges from $220,500 to $245,000 plus a competitive equity package. Actual compensation is based on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition to our pay-on-performance philosophy, we offer a comprehensive set of benefits, including full medical coverage, flexible PTO, wellness reimbursement, and a monthly lunch stipend. Salaries will vary outside of the listed metropolitan areas & the U.S.

Equal Opportunity

Postman is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. Postman does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Postman will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Postman.

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