Senior Database Engineer / Remote / Cloud Native Project

Philadelphia, PA

100% Remote


$50/hr - $60/hr

Are you a talented Database Administrator looking to take your skills to the next level? Do you have a passion for innovation and a desire to work with the latest technologies? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be a central player in transforming on-prem databases into modern cloud implementations at an enterprise scale!

About Us: We are a dynamic and forward-thinking organization, driven by a common goal: to be the best-in-class in the world of database solutions. Our team is filled with passionate contributors who are eager to push boundaries and create remarkable results. If you're ready to challenge yourself and be part of a culture that fosters growth and collaboration, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The Role: As a Database Implementation and Administration Specialist, you will take charge of all aspects of database implementation, working closely with SREs and software developers to build exceptional database solutions through automation and Infrastructure as Code (IAC) principles. Your expertise will be pivotal in achieving operational excellence and seamlessly migrating on-prem databases to a modern cloud infrastructure.

What You'll Do:

  • Ensure data and operational security through secure design, effective access management, and secure storage practices.
  • Champion reliability with HA, DR implementations, and sound administration practices.
  • Facilitate fast recovery through highly automated and rigorously tested backup processes.
  • Monitor system performance, enabling early identification of potential issues by contributing to high-quality monitoring systems.
  • Respond promptly to support requests, ensuring smooth operations and customer satisfaction.
  • Report on metrics related to usage and performance, contributing to ongoing improvements.
  • Innovate ways to enhance the reliability, performance, and cost-effectiveness of our database assets.
  • Collaborate with project managers, SREs, and developers to optimize processes and system performance.
  • Design databases with a user-centric approach, considering both front-end and back-end users' needs.

Skills You Bring:

  • Strong experience as a database administrator, with a focus on PostgreSQL and/or MySQL.
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies and managed services like MS Flex Server or AWS RDS.
  • A proven track record in query optimization and performance improvement.
  • A keen eye for process improvement and automation.
  • Sharp analytical skills and a talent for creative problem-solving.
  • Impeccable organization and attention to detail.
  • Mastery of current database best practices and design patterns.
  • Good conceptual knowledge of Object-Oriented Databases (OODBs).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Enterprise technologies, multizone, and multi-region replication strategies.
  • Bonus points for automation skills in Bash, Golang, or Python, as well as knowledge of IaC and CI/CD tools like Terraform and GitHub Actions.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in database administration.

Why Join Us: When you join our team, you become part of a culture that values innovation, collaboration, and personal growth. You will have the autonomy to bring your ideas to the table, make impactful decisions, and work with a diverse and talented group of professionals.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies, make a real difference, and contribute to a top-tier team, we want to hear from you!

Don't miss this chance to be a key player in transforming our database infrastructure and driving operational excellence. Apply now and take the first step towards an extraordinary career!

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance - Four medical plans to choose from for you and your family
  • Dental & Orthodontia Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • 401(k) including match with pre and post-tax options
  • Paid Sick Time Leave
  • Legal and Identity Protection Plans
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
  • 529 College Saver Plan

Motion Recruitment Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Employment is subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment screening. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Posted by: Lauren Proctor

Specialization: Security - Database

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