Staff Database Reliability Engineer (x/f/m)

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Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
Occasional remote
Skills & expertise
Communication skills


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What we do

Join a team of passionate and hardworking entrepreneurs to transform healthcare! 

Working in the tech team at Doctolib involves building innovative products and features to improve the daily lives of care teams and patients. We work in feature teams in an agile environment, while collaborating with product,  design, and business teams.

What you’ll do

We are looking for a Database Reliability Engineer (x/f/m) to join our Database Optimization team and play a critical role in preserving the performance of our databases. You will be at the forefront of maintaining the health and performance of our database.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build and support strategies to help the modularization of our main PostgreSQL database into a distributed and scalable ecosystem of smaller databases
  • Monitor query performance, review data models and data access patterns, while offering insights and recommendations to feature teams for optimization and guidance in selecting appropriate data stores for their use cases
  • Perform maintenance related tasks on our managed databases to enhance stability and improve performance
  • Develop and evangelize database best practices
  • Create documentation and training materials to empower feature teams to make informed decisions regarding data storage and access
  • Implement robust monitoring and alerting systems to proactively identify performance bottlenecks, latency issues, and potential system failures at the database level

Who you are

If you don’t meet all the requirements below but believe this opportunity matches your expectations and experience, we still encourage you to apply!

  • Have 8+ years of experience as a Database Administrator or Engineer with a focus on reliability and scalability
  • Have strong problem
    -solving skills, especially in identifying and rectifying database performance bottleneck
  • Have excellent communication skills, enabling efficient transmission of knowledge.
  • Have experience in mentoring junior engineers on database performance challenges (queries optimization and best practices)
  • Are eager to leverage your experience and skills to make your team and the whole Tech team grow
  • Business fluent in English

An added bonus if you have: 

  • Have been involved in Architecture choices for high traffic web applications, particularly scalability challenges on large databases
  • Have experience with cloud
    -based environments and databases such as AWS Aurora PostgreSQL
  • Have experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Have experience with Change Data Capture ecosystems & technologies such as Kafka and Debezium

What we offer

  • Employee share plan for every Doctoliber (BSPCE)
  • Free Health Insurance for you & your family
  • Up to 14 days of RTT
  • Parental care program (1 month off in addition to the legal parental leave and 0,5 days off per child when the school starts)
  • Wellbeing program (free mental health and coaching offer with our partner
  • A flexible workplace policy offering both hybrid and office
    -based mode
  • Flexibility days allowing to work in EU countries and the UK 10 days per year 
  • Lunch voucher with Swile card
  • Work Council subsidy to refund part of sport club membership or creative class
  • Bicycle subsidy

The interview process 

  • Recruiter Interview
  • Hiring Manager Interview
  • Database Reliability Interview
  • Behavioral Interview
  • Reference check 
  • Offer!

If you would like to find out more about tech life at Doctolib, feel free to read our latest Medium blog articles

At Doctolib, we believe in improving access to healthcare for everyone
- regardless of where you come from, what you look like. This translates into our recruitment process: Doctolib is an equal opportunity employer. We don't just accept diversity at Doctolib, we respect and celebrate it!

The more diverse ideas are heard, the more our product will truly improve healthcare for all. You are welcome to apply to Doctolib, regardless of your gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, or place of origin. If you have a disability, let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process smoother for you! 

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