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Senior Software Site Reliability Engineer - Database

Company: Credit Karma
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Software Site Reliability Engineer - Database Credit Karma is a mission-driven company, focused on championing financial progress for our more than 100 million members in the U.S., Canada and U.K. While we're best known for pioneering free credit scores, our members turn to us for tips as they work on their financial goals, including helping them monitor their credit, identity monitoring, searching for credit cards, shopping for loans (car, home and personal), and growing their savings* -- all for free. Credit Karma has grown significantly through the years: we've added more than 70 million members in the last five years alone and now have more than 1,100 employees across our offices in Oakland, Charlotte, Los Angeles and London.-- *Banking services provided by MVB Bank, Inc., Member FDIC The Database Engineering team is responsible for the persistent data tier and the infrastructure that ensure the availability and reliability of that data. This architecture is core to bringing value for our members and key to propelling the organization forward. As a Site Reliability Engineer on this team, you will be instrumental in the performance and scale of Credit Karma's infrastructure and you'll be working to improve the availability and reliability of these key systems, analyzing performance, and taking our infrastructure to the next level. What you'll do:

  • Build and automate aspects of database management, infrastructure, and architecture by utilizing software to achieve a highly available, scalable, and reliable storage platform.
  • Produce database systems that are scalable, automated, and well documented.
  • This position is part of a well established team, and you will be working closely with them as well as product developers.
  • Spotting performance issues by looking at SQL statements, and recommend schema improvements based on the output of EXPLAIN plans.
  • Automating processes and systems with Python or other OOP languages to reduce toil and achieve scalability in a cloud centric environment.
  • Using your experience and knowledge to investigate incidents and troubleshoot issues that arise as quickly as possible to reduce business impact.
  • Collaborate across engineering and product teams to translate application requirements to infrastructure capabilities.
  • Ensuring best practices and observability of the databases, such as metrics, logging, tracing, and alerting
  • Consult on and design infrastructure, system and application architecture --What's great about the role:
    • You will have the opportunity to contribute greatly to an extremely engineering-focused organization.
    • Your contributions will have a noticeable impact on our members as well as your fellow Karmanauts (that's what we call ourselves).
    • You will be involved in organizational efforts of continuous improvement to increase and ensure the reliability of Credit Karma.
    • You will get broad exposure to our full stack, consisting of desired and progressive technologies such as MySQL, Kubernetes, Terraform, Google Cloud Platform, Salt, etc. Minimum Basic Requirement:
      • 5+ years of Database reliability or SRE experience working with MySQL or other distributed and highly available systems--
      • 5+ years experience programming in at least one of the following languages: Python, Go or other OOP languages.
      • Expert experience in MySQL clustering and failover strategies.
      • Professional experience in a role to improve the reliability, scalability, performance of distributed systems.
      • Solid understanding of database system internals (Innodb and Innodb cluster), and their impact on query and system/site performance.
      • Strong written and oral communications skills and be able to articulate technical details well. Preferred Qualifications:--
        • Experience in MySQL high availability using Orchestrator, Consul, ProxySQL, etc.
        • Working knowledge of New Relic, Splunk, Grafana, or similar monitoring stack.
        • Experience with cloud technologies, such as GCP, Infrastructure as Code (Terraform), containerization, etc.--
        • Knowledge in NoSQL products, such as Cassandra, MongoDB or other modern datastores. Credit Karma is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that such an environment advances long-term professional growth, creates a robust business, and supports our mission of championing financial progress for everyone. We offer generous benefits and perks with a single eye to nourishing an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions of all and fosters diversity by supporting our internal Employee Resource Groups. We've worked hard to build an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and the opportunity for professional growth. As part of the Credit Karma team, your voice will be heard, your contributions will matter, and your unique background and experiences will be celebrated. Credit Karma is also proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, veteran or military status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. COVID -19 update:--Protecting the health of our employees and the candidates interested in a career at Credit Karma is our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and being open and flexible with any changes related to our interviewing process. Credit Karma is strongly committed to protecting personal data. Please take a look below to review our privacy policies: What is your experience working with Databases? --*
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