Database Engineer

Rocket Lawyer, London

Helping 20 million people. Just like you.

About Rocket Lawyer
We believe everyone deserves affordable and simple access to legal services.

Rocket Lawyer is one of the largest and most widely used online legal service platforms in the world. Rocket Lawyer has helped over 20 million people create over 3 million legal documents, and answer over 30,000 legal questions.

We are in a unique position to enhance and expand the Rocket Lawyer platform to a scale never seen before in the company’s history, to capture audiences worldwide. We are expanding the London engineering team to take on this challenge!

About the Position
Rocket Lawyer is looking for a Database Engineer to help manage our dynamic, e-commerce site.  Data is at the core of our application, and we are looking for an individual who can help manage our databases and work in collaboration with our US-based database team to support product development.  

A Day in the Life - The DBA will be assisting in a number of areas, including:

  • Work with the product development team to design and implement our data architecture
  • Understand the business vision and help to translate it into reality through design of data models and flows; combine big picture thinking with attention to details of how different parts of the system interact
  • Understand the value of data to the business, and how specific data elements contribute to the larger picture.
  • Support our developers’ agile processes, including schema reviews and query tuning
  • Support migration of data workloads to public cloud
  • Day to day management of database operations for a 24x7 e-commerce web site
  • Participate in the 24x7 on-call rotation
  • Monitor and maintain schema objects

Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years experience in SQL database design and administration
  • Experience with the administration, configuration, and tuning of customer-facing database -- Postgres preferred but also looking for expertise in MySQL and MSSQL
  • Demonstrable experience in logical and physical database design/modeling
  • Demonstrable experience with running databases on Linux operating systems
  • Demonstrable experience analyzing explain plans
  • Demonstrable experience with NOSQL databases and big data tools such as Hadoop, HBase, etc.
  • Versatile in data technology, able to adapt to changes in tools and methods
  • College level class in relational databases
If this role sounds like you, please hit the apply button!

About Rocket Lawyer

Our laws were created to protect and empower us—as individuals, families and business owners—but many people don't get the help they need because of costly legal fees and complexity. At Rocket Lawyer, we want to change things by making legal services affordable, simple and available to more people than ever before. I'm proud to say that we've been able to build a service that millions of people rely upon. Every day we spend our time and resources making it easier for people to get the legal help they need, so they can focus on what's really important—taking care of their families and building strong businesses. We combine free legal documents and free legal information with access to affordable representation by licensed attorneys. With Rocket Lawyer On Call, you can create a Will for your family for free or incorporate a business free from legal fees. Then, because we know there's no replacement for qualified counsel, local attorneys are here to help when you need more guidance. With Rocket Lawyer you never have to go it alone. Our commitment to affordable and accessible legal services is at the heart of everything we do. Most attorneys and bar associations agree that much can and should be done to improve access to the law by reducing cost and complexity. We invite you to try our service and see why customers like Sean Reid say they're glad to have Rocket Lawyer On Call®. Together, we'll make the law work for you. Charley

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