Database Reliability Engineer


You’ll need to be comfortable working in a small team where you can thrive in a tight, collaborative environment. And you should also be ready and willing to take the ball and run on your own at times.

About the opportunity

Attention Site Reliability Engineers - This is a new area for SRE career growth and an opportunity to put Postgres skills to use with a modern platform. Training in the latest tools is a perk.

We are seeking to hire a keen and self-motivated individual who loves the Internet, and loves learning, sharing their knowledge, and applying new technologies to complex problems.

This position can be completely remote or you can work from one of our office locations located in Canada or the USA.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Do you want to be a Database Reliability Engineer that builds and manages scaleable,  globally distributed systems? Our remote Database Reliability Engineers make sure users are always connected to great local businesses by keeping Tucows fast and available as we continue to scale. 
  • Analyze solutions and implement best practices for our database cluster and its components.
  • Help scale our databases in our Openstack infrastructure.
  • Work on observability of relevant database metrics and troubleshoot site issues using industry-leading tools like Datadog and Prometheus.
  • Automate everything with Salt, Git, and Terraform.
  • Develop custom tools when off-the-shelf solutions don’t work at our scale
  • Participate in on-call rotations

Who you are: 

  • 5+ years professional experience in a software engineering environment
  • Experience building application in Python or Ruby
  • Experience with Continuous Integration concepts and tools
  • Experience delivering highly available and reliable systems
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

Who you might be: 

  • Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Exposure to multiple programming languages

Want to know more about what we stand for? At Tucows we care about protecting the open Internet, narrowing the digital divide, and supporting fairness and equality.

We also know that diversity drives innovation. We are committed to inclusion across race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. We celebrate multiple approaches and diverse points of view.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Learn more about Tucows, our culture and employee benefits on our site here.

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