Database Engineer ( Remote )

Mattermost, one of Y Combinator's top 100 companies, provides an open source enterprise-grade messaging platform to the world’s leading organizations that allows teams to collaborate securely and privately anywhere. With over 10,000 server downloads / month our customers include Uber, Samsung, Affirm, The US Department of Defense and more. Our private cloud solutions offer secure, configurable, highly-scalable messaging across web, phone and PC with archiving, search, and deep integrations with hundreds of SaaS and on-premises technologies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, our company serves customers around the world with a distributed organization spanning the globe.

We value high impact work, ownership, self-awareness and being focused on customer success. If these values match who you are, we hope you'll learn more about working at Mattermost and come talk to us!

About the Role

Working in open source means your work is publicly visible. Your code will receive both credit and constructive critique from the community. With the right mindset and support these can lead to you a highly positive working environment and making the best engineering decisions of your career. Core committers include highly skilled volunteer developers from the community, staff employed by enterprises deploying and investing in Mattermost, as well as staff employed by Mattermost, Inc.

We are looking for a database engineer with strong backend skills. You are fluent in administering, tuning, and debugging relational databases at scale, while just as comfortable architecting the server code and underlying data model relying on these databases.


    • Be an expert at running relational databases with Mattermost

    • Maintain and optimize databases for reliability, scalability and performance

    • Drive architectural changes to the backend code interfacing with the database

    • Guide the onboarding of customers in relation to database configuration

    • Assist fellow engineers with database queries and configuration

    • Support operations with deployments, debugging production issues and tuning

    • Participate in code and design reviews to maintain our high development standards


    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related fields, or significant professional software development experience

    • Fluent in at least MySQL or Postgres

    • Working knowledge of high-availability replication strategies, including multi-master

    • Confidence writing Go or experience with a similar language


    • Fluent in MySQL and Postgres

    • Working knowledge of non-relational databases, with experience in rearchitecting a relational data model to perform well in such a database

    • Experience and interest in working with Kubernetes

    • Comfortable with GitHub, Jira, Jenkins, CircleCI

    • Experience working in open source communities

We're looking for someone who wants to help us build the future of Mattermost and improve the way the world communicates. The right person in this role has the opportunity to have a huge impact on Mattermost the product, and its many users worldwide, but also on our open source community that has been key to Mattermost's success. If this sounds like you - please apply!

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