Senior Database Reliability Engineer

Udemy, San Francisco, California

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Duration: Full-Time

Udemy is the leading global marketplace for teaching and learning, connecting students everywhere to the world’s best online classes. We are looking for a Senior Database Reliability Engineer to join our Datastore Infrastructure Engineering Team. With a commitment to innovation, we embrace automation and agile culture, love technical challenges and are eager to adopt new technologies and tools. We are responsible for all aspects of MySQL, Redis, Memcached, DynamoDB, Kafka and RabbitMQ datastores and proxies like ProxySQL, Zookeeper and MCRouter across environments including production. Our primary tools are Terraform, Ansible and Python. The position is a blend of database engineering, system administration and software development that applies sound engineering principles, operational discipline and mature software development practices. We value teamwork, good humor, strong sense of ownership, technological curiosity, and a desire to learn. DSI team members are primarily located in San Francisco, US and Dublin, Ireland


  • Analyze, improve and automate datastore maintenance flows, backup and recovery procedures, capacity management, and access monitoring 
  • Proactively respond to production infrastructure alerts and warnings, mitigate production issues as they arise and transform incident lessons into automation, documentation and monitoring
  • Work with Production Engineering and development teams to review and deploy changes to production environment, advise on datastore availability and scalability policies and best practices
  • Develop and enhance datastore production environment monitoring, observability  and management capabilities using existing and new tools and platforms
  • Answer datastore related infrastructure questions
  • Create and maintain documentation-Participate in On-Call rotation


  • Passion for performance, observability, availability and scalability
  • Extensive administration skills and hands on experience with at least one of the following datastores: MySQL, Redis, DynamoDB, RabbitMQ, Memcached, Kafka
  • Solid software engineering skills with proficiency in at least one high level programming language like Python 
  • Comfortable with infrastructure automation and configuration management tools such as Terraform and Ansible-Experience with container orchestrators (Kubernetes) and automated testing, continuous integration and deployment tools (e.g. Molecule, Atlantis, Jenkins, Argo) for stateful infrastructure changes 
  • Good understanding of Linux/Unix fundamentals and debugging skills
  • 5+ years experience managing large-scale database systems in Cloud (AWS prefered) and/or hybrid environments
About Udemy
We believe anyone can build the life they imagine through online learning. Today, millions of students around the world are advancing their careers and passions by exploring and mastering new skills on Udemy, and expert instructors are able to share their knowledge with the world. Through our global marketplace and our solutions for businesses and governments, we connect people everywhere with the skills they need for success in work and life. We’re a close-knit bunch that enjoys problem-solving and collaboration, and we share a serious belief in the power of learning and teaching to change lives. Udemy’s culture encourages innovation, creativity,passion, and teamwork. We also celebrate our milestones and support each other every day.

Founded in 2010, Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood with offices in Denver (Colorado), Dublin (Ireland), Ankara (Turkey), Gurugram (India), and São Paulo (Brazil).

At Udemy, we value diversity and inclusion and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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