Senior Database Engineer

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! 

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

Senior Database Engineer | Remotely from EMEA

Database Engineers play a key part in the Engineering team. You will be working closely with the wider team to design and implement highly available and scalable database solutions, whilst also ensuring sufficient monitoring and alerting solutions are implemented and maintained.


What You’ll Do

  • Scale and automate database infrastructure with a focus on the performance, availability, reliability and growth needs of the company
  • Improve and optimize database administration and management with coding and automation
  • Provide support and an escalation path to development teams around the usage and performance of their database systems
  • Enable the development teams to provision automatically database infrastructure that allows release & deployments to take place without any hassle
  • Ensure appropriate availability, reliability, and scalability of the database infrastructure
  • Help teams in keeping their production infrastructure up-to-date, secure and running


What You’ll Bring

  • 5+ years of experience scaling and automating MySQL databases
  • Experience with replication, failover and disaster recovery in a globally distributed environment 
  • You understand scalability challenges and performance of a distributed database infrastructure
  • You can design and develop horizontally-scalable, resilient and efficient systems.
  • Experience in cloud deployments, containers (Kubernetes is a bonus), configuration management and/or infrastructure automation.
  • Proficiency in Linux and in at least one scripting language


What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere 
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)


Life at MessageBird:

We call ourselves Birds!

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 750 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. 

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get sh*t done”. Our Birds choose where they work from in the region or country we’re hiring in, so long as it’s within the job’s complementary timezone as indicated in the Job descriptions — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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