Database Engineer

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Our database engineering team is expanding International support for our database infrastructure at MathWorks! Responsible for providing database reliability engineering. The primary platform we support is MariaDB/MySQL, but SQL Server, MongoDB, and other data-storage platforms are also used as required by customers of the Database team. Initiate performance tuning and troubleshoot performance issues. Automate manual and/or repetitive work. Champion and integrate database technologies that are best aligned with the needs of our application development teams in development.


  • Provide technical leadership and consulting to development teams (i.e. define best practices, facilitate the adoption of those by development) 
  • Provide operational leadership in the administration of existing database infrastructure (i.e. Coordinate automation efforts to eliminate waste and reduce errors, evaluate and recommend improvements to existing infrastructure) 
  • Initiate performance tuning and troubleshooting performance issues – proactively seeks out and corrects causes of poor database performance (i.e. query design, missing or too many indexes, schema design, configuration issues, etc.) 
  • Evaluate and recommend enhancements to the database infrastructure (i.e. introduction of new technologies, implementation of features for technologies that are currently used, etc.) 
  • Keeping abreast of developments and best practices in database engineering.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and 5 years of professional work experience (or a master's degree, or equivalent experience) is required.

Additional Qualifications

Desired Qualification:

  • 3+ years of experience with MySQL/MariaDB Database Administration in a command line Linux environment.
  • Multiple database platforms a definite plus! (i.e. SQL Server on Windows, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated exposure and aptitude with one or more database platforms;  MariaDB/MySQL preferred. 
  • Understanding of the full-stack, from infrastructure to application 
  • Experience using at least one scripting language (Python, Shell, etc.)
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and team collaboration skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple teams in a medium to large organization 
  • Experience with Amazon EC2/RDS or Azure a plus 
  • Experience in a globally distributed HA environment a plus
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