Database Engineer

Job description

ProtonMail was born at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in 2013 when a group of scientists and engineers envisioned an email service that empowers people to own their private data and keeps them safe from mass surveillance. Since then, ProtonMail has become the world’s largest secure email provider, with over 20 million users and a profitable business model. Our mission extends beyond email: we’re building a better Internet through other privacy-focused services, including ProtonVPN, ProtonCalendar, and ProtonDrive. We are looking for passionate people to join our growing team and help us build a suite of security tools that safeguard privacy online build a better Internet.

Your role:

Databases form the backbone of internet services and must scale with our growth while being highly reliable. You will join a growing database team to improve and scale our relational databases and plan for disaster recovery. You will collaborate with various backend teams to ensure the efficient use of data storage.

Your work will directly improve the user experience of millions of people around the world. You should have extensive experience developing and operating distributed and highly-available systems.


What you will do:

  • Support backend team's database needs (schema changes, indexes)
  • Create, migrate and split shards
  • Improve alerting, failovers and backups (hot and cold)
  • Automate, deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot critical database systems
  • Participate in rotating on-call duties in a global, 24x7x365, team

Job requirements

  • Expert on relational databases (MySQL, Oracle DB)
  • Software engineering experience with production systems (Python, PHP)
  • Experienced with Linux and automation (Ansible, Puppet)
  • Bonus: worked with cold storage and tape backups

Why work at ProtonMail?

  • We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
  • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement.
  • The chance to do something meaningful. ProtonMail protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.

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Keep in mind that you will receive emails from email or other addresses on the domain.