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Postgres DBA

San Diego or Remote
< See all openings ClickUp is looking for a driven and innovative Database Administrator on our DevOps team to help us make ClickUp the "one app to rule them all". As a Database Administrator at ClickUp, your primary role will be managing our globally distributed and cloud based infrastructure that powers our app for thousands of users daily. You will also work closely with the other engineering teams in order to deploy, manage and maintain a highly secure and fault tolerant environment.

We have proven ourselves to be the very definition of a hypergrowth startup by growing to over 100,000 teams purely organically. Now, as the company turns its focus to marketing and sales, it is critical that our infrastructure can support an inevitable and drastic increase in load to ensure high standards of uptime for all our users around the globe, as well as develop repeatable, scalable, and predictable methods to release our latest features at an unmatched rate.

Collaboration and teamwork are vital to how ClickUp operates. A significant portion of your responsibilities will include creating or maintaining tools to improve processes across the different engineering teams. You will also be in charge of detecting inefficiencies introduced in different parts of the app and propose solutions on how to improve them.  A highly developed set of communication skills is also important for successfully fulfilling these responsibilities and many others.

We’re scaling quickly, so we’re recruiting teammates who share our core values, know how to get sh*t done, and would add a lot to our extremely driven culture. We’ve been named the fastest growing productivity app of 2018 and this has been made possible by our passionate, and high-energy team supporting growth in every area.
The Role:
  • - Participate in designing, building, testing, and maintaining systems for maximum performance, reliability and scalability.
  • - Monitor and analyze database performance. Adjust or suggest improvements to database or server configuration as appropriate.
  • - Work with the engineering teams on product design, decisions and troubleshooting.
  • - Maintain and improve the engineering team's ability to rapidly and safely deploy database updates.
  • - Respond to and troubleshoot events while actively developing safeguards to prevent them.
  • - Participate in disaster recovery design, testing, and execution.
  • - Participate in brainstorming sessions with the engineering team and contribute ideas to our technology, infrastructure, and processes.
  • - 3 + years of experience managing and tuning large production-critical PostgreSQL database systems, or similar relational databases. Experience in logical & physical replication as well as PostgreSQL architecture is a plus.
  • - 3 + years of experience with TSQL and are comfortable writing, explaining, and tuning queries for accuracy and performance. Should be able to suggest index additions, modifications, or removal or denormalization techniques with appropriate evidence.
  • - Experience with management of Linux-based instances (Ubuntu or CentOS).
  • - Experience with infrastructure automation and monitoring tools.
  • - A strong self-starter, operationally-focused; a problem-solver.
  • - Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • - Familiarity or experience connection poolers (e.g. pgPool, pgBouncer) or other associated database scaling technologies is a plus.
  • - Experience & knowledge of the Amazon Web Services ecosystem (Elastic Beanstalk, Ec2, CloudFormation, etc.) is a plus.
  • - Familiarity or experience with database and application security is a plus.
  • - Familiarity or experience with configuration management tooling (eg: Ansible) is a plus.
  • - Familiarity or experience with Node.js is a plus.

ClickUp was founded on a culture of hard work, consistent growth, and a desire to break norms. We’re a values-driven company and hire based on ambition, merit, and a willingness to do what it takes to succeed. We don’t care where you’re from, what you look like, or who you’re in a relationship with—we hire the best people for the job, and create an environment that supports employees on their journey to do the most exciting work of their lives! ClickUp is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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  • You resonate with ClickUp’s core values
  • You want to make a big impact
  • You consider yourself GREAT
  • You value working hard and working smart
  • You enjoy solving inefficiencies and are self-motivated
  • You enjoy a fast paced, high growth environment
  • You appreciate urgency over perfection
  • You love ClickUp

About You

If you love what you do and wake up excited, you'll fit right in!


Just some of what we provide.
  • Opportunity to earn equity in fast growing company
  • New MacBook Pro
  • Health insurance (100% of premium paid)
  • Dental insurance (100% of premium paid)
  • Opportunity for cash bonuses
  • Commuter benefits
  • Team lunches each week
  • Unlimited snacks & drinks in office
  • Continued learning (Access to tons of paid courses)
  • Unlimited kombucha and cold brew on tap
  • 401k with 100% employer match up to 2% of annual salary

Our six step process.

🔍 Review
Applicants are reviewed to ensure a good fit.
👋 Initial Interview
We want to get to know you better!
📥 Mini Project
A project for the team you’re applying for is distributed.
🤓 Final Interview
This interview is conducted with team leads.
💰 Offer
A carefully tailored offer is sent to the candidate.
🚀 Career Launch
Blast off into the future of productivity and unlimited possibility!
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