Senior PostgreSQL DBA


Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 03/16/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 61 Broadway Suite 2401, New York, NY, 10006

About Collibra

Collibra is the Data Intelligence company. We accelerate trusted business outcomes by connecting the right data, insights, and algorithms to all Data Citizens. Our cloud-based platform connects IT and the business to build a data-driven culture for the digital enterprise. Global organizations choose Collibra to unlock the value of their data and turn it into a strategic, competitive asset.

Job Description

Meeting your future team:

Joining Collibra’s Site Reliability Engineering team:

  • The Site Reliability Engineering team at Collibra is responsible for ensuring that Collibra’s products and platforms are reliable, performant and scalable.
  • The candidate will report to the Senior Director of Site Reliability Engineering, and will work closely with senior technical support, SRE and Product Engineering team members to help identify, remediate, and resolve issues with Collibra’s application data layer.
  • The performance of Collibra’s database layer is critical to the success of our software which empowers our customers’ data citizens to unlock the value of their data.
  • Within the SRE team we know that Our Work Matters. Our work is on the forefront of our platform’s observability, scalability and uptime and a lot of Collibrans depend on our expertise and tooling to ensure that reliability receives the focus our customers expect.

Senior PostgreSQL DBAs at Collibra are responsible for:

  • Own observability standards and implementations for the database layer within Collibra’s application portfolio.
  • Collaborate with SREs and Senior Technical Support Engineers to resolve database performance and scalability issues.
  • Collaborate with system architects and product engineers to design and implement scalable database schemas and configurations.
  • Participate in blameless postmortems to foster and drive a culture of continuous improvement.

You Have:

  • Experience with administering and supporting multiple relational databases in customer facing products with high performance and availability in both on prem and cloud environments.
  • Experience working with at least one major cloud computing provider (AWS, GCP or Azure).
  • Experience with system performance counters and metrics relevant to the operation of high-concurrency database systems. 
  • Experience with common monitoring and observability tools (e.g. Prometheus, Elastic, Cloudwatch)

You Are:

  • Deeply technical, data-driven and methodical about finding the root cause of performance problems and reliability constraints.
  • Passionate about automating manual tasks.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a diverse team of engineers across disciplines working together to help make Collibra’s platform observable and resilient.
  • Invested in ensuring that systems scale sub-linearly to satisfy customer demand.
  • Comfortable working across team boundaries to share knowledge and constructive input with the broader engineering community.
  • Proficient in English (written and verbal).

Measuring Success:

Reporting to Collibra’s Sr. Director, Site Reliability Engineering, Senior PostgreSQL DBA's measures of success are:

  • Within your first month, you will gain a fundamental understanding of the Collibra application stack and the SRE team’s approach to running systems in Production.
  • Within your third month, you will have a working knowledge of the Collibra core product set’s database layer and will be working with Senior Technical Support staff to investigate performance issues experienced by customers in Production.
  • Within your sixth month, you will be working with the SRE team to ensure complete observability of our database implementations and working on solutions to optimize the Collibra product’s database implementation.

Benefits at Collibra:

We strive to provide all Collibrians competitive and cost-efficient benefits that are aligned to our company values. As a high-growth company, our goal is to offer flexibility and choice with our benefit programs to support the evolving needs of our changing workforce. The specific offerings will differ slightly by region but our {Be}well benefit programs encompass the following strategic pillars:

  • {Be}Healthy: Healthcare for yourself and eligible dependents (inclusive of partners/domestic partners), mental health resources and care, tax advantaged accounts, income protection, discount programs and more! Additionally, we encourage employees to treat their whole self by offering a bi-monthly calendar of events and programming dedicated to our {Be}well initiatives which focus on wellbeing areas including emotional, professional & social, financial, physical, giving back and allyship & belonging.
  • {Be}With Family: We offer multiple types of leave so that you can spend time with loved ones, including parental leave, carer’s leave and our annual family day. These are all complementary to our culture in which we value output over hours!
  • {Be}Kind: CollibraForGood, Unconscious Bias & Allyship training, Manager Racial Injustice training and Collibra-led fundraisers.
  • {Be}Unplugged: Our paid time off programs include vacation, holidays, sick time and compassionate/bereavement leave. We also offer remote-friendly meditation sessions and cooking lessons - all of which you’re actively encouraged to use!
  • {Be}Informed: Competitive compensation, bonus potential, private company equity, merit reviews and promotion cycles, company pension, discounts programs, access to LinkedIn Learning, employee referral program, development programs, employee rewards & recognition and more!
  • {Be}Together: Community and belonging with our ERGs and personal interest groups, ERG-driven events, speaker series, and celebrations, a dedicated DEI counsel, the virtual Collibra cafe, trivia, bingo games and much more! 

When in-person (office) life resumes, we look forward to more social events (think holiday gift exchange, fundraising events, happy hours, celebrations and more!), snacks, catered lunches and team offsites!

Equal Opportunity:

At Collibra, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer - it’s directly tied to our core value, “open, direct, and kind”. We realize the key to creating a company with a world-class culture and employee experience comes from who we hire, and creating a workplace that celebrates everyone. 

With this, we proudly consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, HIV status, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

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