Site Reliability Engineer - Database Team (Remote) at Instructure

At Instructure, our vision is to help people learn, develop, and engage from their first day at school to their last day of work. Our goal is simple: create more effective ways for everyone everywhere to access education, make discoveries, share knowledge, be inspired, and do big things. We accomplish all this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. So here’s your opportunity…

Our Database Services team is building and operating a highly resilient, performant, and secure database tier. We work with technologies such as AWS, Postgres, Vault, Terraform, and Ansible to turn a complex global, multi-cluster environment into a simple and reliable platform. We are looking for an engineer to help us build out this platform and bring education to everyone.

We need someone who can:

    • Collaborate as part of a high-performing Database team
    • Look at our architecture and imagine better ways it could be done, and then be able to make it happen
    • Find personal satisfaction in knowledge sharing, documentation, and mentoring best practices
    • Be on top of problems before they become problems

The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge with most of these, and a desire to add the rest to his/her tool belt:

    • Ansible, or some other form of config management
    • Python, Go, ruby, bash, git, etc.
    • Datadog, or some other from of resource monitoring
    • Amazon Web Services
    • PostgreSQL
    • pgBouncer, or some other form of database pooling
    • Fleets of thousands of servers
    • No fear of learning The New Hotness, and a pragmatic approach to big technology shifts

Some of what we offer:

    • Competitive salary and 401k 
    • 100% paid medical, dental, disability, and life insurance 
    • HSA program, vision, voluntary life, and AD&D 
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Paid time off, 10 paid holidays, and flexible work schedules 
    • Gym club reimbursements and rewards-based fitness tracking  
    • Work from home stipend
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.

At Instructure we participate in E-Verify and yes, in case you didn't catch it from the above, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.