PostgreSQL Engineer, Heroku Data

Job Details

Salesforce is looking for a seasoned infrastructure engineer to join the Heroku Data team. We manage one of the largest fleets of PostgreSQL databases in the world, and you could have an impact by enabling our customers to easily and effectively store, transport, process, and extract value from their data on Heroku.

In this role, you will guide and assist the team in debugging and maintaining our customer's databases. You will be one of our primary PostgreSQL experts, diving deeply into problems, features, and scaling our fleet. You will be expected not only to respond to incidents but to communicate your knowledge and grow the expertise of the team.

The Heroku Data team is a strong group of engineers and product managers that works hard to maintain a balance between the work of maintaining, keeping our customers successful, and innovating towards the future of the Data Platform. We care deeply about making our engineers happy and growing as our team and product grows as well.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participation in the day-to-day operations of our PostgreSQL fleet
  • Deep dives into customer databases to solve critical availability and performance issues
  • Mentoring and communication with other team members to improve their PG expertise
  • Testing and releasing Heroku support for new PG versions and functionality
  • Working with your team (engineering and product management) to understand customer needs and pain points
  • Participation in the on-call rotation with your team to keep services operational and highly available
  • Compassion for your team members and awareness of overall team health
  • Key Qualifications & Experience
  • Advanced knowledge of PostgreSQL and its operation
  • Experience operating and scaling databases on AWS
  • Knowledge of our technology stack, including:
  • Automated testing
  • AWS (EC2, S3, VPC, etc.)
  • Unix tools and services
  • LXC containerization, Docker
  • Experience and knowledge of operating distributed systems
  • Experience with information security
  • Experience with participating in an on-call rotation

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