Database Reliability Engineer

  • Full Time
  • NYC

Website FlatironHealth Flatiron Health

We’re looking for a Database Reliability Engineer to help us accomplish our mission to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient. Here’s what you need to know about the role, our team and why Flatiron Health is the right next step in your career.

What You’ll Do

In this role, you’ll work with the TechOps Team to support the database initiatives of Flatiron’s provider-facing engineering teams. You’ll help improve the data platform for OncoEMR, our oncology-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system used by over 1,300 oncology clinicians to diagnose and treat patients battling cancer. In another aspect, this position will help implement best practice, automation, and reliability standards into the data sets of our research initiatives where modern technologies are at the forefront of application design. In addition, you’ll also:

  • Manage and improve multiple, large-scale, cloud-hosted Microsoft SQL server environments
  • Provide best practices, automation, and support around modern database platforms such as RDS, PostgreSQL, and Redshift
  • Serve as a technical resource for developer teams, project managers, and analysts.
  • Work on a multi-disciplinary team of Database Reliability, Software, and Site Reliability Engineers
  • Collaborate with development and operations teams to quickly highlight and resolve problems with database systems
  • Participate in design reviews and work with developers to improve or troubleshoot database driven applications
  • Work closely with security engineers to ensure database security is in accordance with compliance policies set by Flatiron, HIPAA, or other authorities
  • Ensure appropriate documentation is developed and maintained relative to our database environments

The Database Reliability Engineer is a critical role in maintaining and optimizing Flatiron’s data platform space, where data integrity, security, and performance all have a direct impact on the lives of cancer patients and their care.

Who You Are

You’re a Database Administrator with 3+ years of hands-on database administration experience.  You have 3+ years of experience with performance monitoring, database tuning, and capacity planning. You’re excited by the prospect of rolling up your sleeves to tackle meaningful problems each and every day. You’re a kind, passionate and collaborative problem-solver who seeks and gives candid feedback, and values the chance to make an important impact.

  • Your experience is in Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server environments
  • You have experience with implementing highly-available database environments and supporting disaster-recovery requirements
  • You have experience maintaining cloud-hosted environments such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure
  • You have experience managing and scaling PostgreSQL, RDS, Redshift, or another modern database platform
  • You have the demonstrated ability to provide in-depth consulting services in the identification and resolution of database issues
  • You have experience in the planning, design, and usage of database resources and providing support to development teams
  • You have experience participating in incident response and engineering on-call rotations

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in at Flatiron.

Extra Credit 

  • You have experience programming in .NET & Python
  • You have experience setting and maintaining service level objectives and service level indicators around enterprise data platforms
  • You have experience with Powershell, Ansible, and other scripting or orchestration frameworks

Why You Should Join Our Team

A career at Flatiron is a chance to work with everyone involved in the future of cancer care and research—all under one roof. Researchers, data scientists, designers, clinicians, technologists and many more all work together to improve cancer care and accelerate research.

At Flatiron, we strive to build and maintain an environment where employees from all backgrounds are valued, respected and have the opportunity to succeed. You’ll also find a culture of continuous learning, broad and inclusive employee support offerings, and a commitment to supporting our team members in all aspects of their lives—at home, at work and everywhere in between. We offer:

  • Flatiron University training curriculum which includes presentation skills, meeting mastery, coding languages and more
  • Career coaching opportunities
  • Hackathons for all employees (not just our engineers!)
  • Professional development benefit for attending conferences, industry events and external courses
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that encourage our employees to share their unique experiences and perspectives
  • Work/life autonomy via flexible work hours and flexible paid time off
  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks for either parent)
  • Back-up child care
  • Flatiron-sponsored fitness classes
  • Flatiron Health is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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