Lead Database Engineer/DBA

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Contra is a professional network for the independent digital workforce. Digital professionals use Contra to create stunning visual profiles, earn money commission-free, and build high-quality professional communities and referral networks. Contra was started by a group of independents who were tired of existing professional networks that are blind to the needs of digital professionals. We’re creating a new way to work for the independent digital workforce.

About the Role 👓

We are looking for a Lead Database Engineer/DBA to help us ensure high availability and quality of our professional network.

You will be the first dedicated Database Engineer/DBA hire. Your role will be to establish the best practices for the company, implement it, and (over time) build the database team.

This is a highly demanding role at a very fast-growing startup, working in a team of highly-accomplished, yet humble team who deeply care about the mission of the company. If you ever wanted to work on a rocketship, this is as close as it gets. 🚀

How you’ll add value at Contra:

  • Design enterprise-scale database schemas.
  • Ensure the database runs smoothly and securely.
  • Transform business requirements into relational database structures.
  • Craft readable, performant and scalable SQL queries.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team through planning, code reviews and regular communication.
  • Plan for system expansion and suggest improvements.
  • Mentor peers in database use.
  • Identify and troubleshoot problems with data quality.

You’ll be successful here if you:

  • Carefully plan your work and build for the future
  • Deliver transparent, honest, and direct feedback to your peers on an early-stage product
  • Enjoy participating in all parts of the product process, not just coding
  • Thrive in a remote-first environment
  • Are fluent in verbal and written English

Our stack:

  • TypeScript
  • Backend: Node.js, GraphQL, GraphQL Helix, Redis, PostgreSQL, BigQuery, Neo4j, Timescale
  • DevOps: Gitlab CI/CD, ArgoCD, Kubernetes
  • Frontend: React, Suspense, & Relay

How Contra can add value for you:

  • Remote-first culture
  • Healthcare for employees
  • Well-funded company built to scale
  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Generous vacation policy + paid holidays off
  • Flexible parental leave
  • Team retreat post-COVID
  • No Meeting Wednesdays
  • Half day every third Friday of the month
  • A custom Slack emoji, just for you

Our interview process:

  • Complete a self-assessment form (10-15 minutes)
  • Non-technical (introduction & culture) interview (30-45 minutes)
  • Technical interview with CTO (30-45 minutes)
  • Technical interview with Backend Lead Engineer (30-45 minutes)

You will receive the final answer from Contra no later than 48 hours after your final interview.

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