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Staff Database Administrator

MX Technologies

MX Technologies

Lehi, UT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Life at MX

We are driven by our moral imperative to advance mankind - and it all starts with our people, product and purpose. We always carry a deep sense of drive and passion with us. If you thrive in a challenging work environment, surrounded by incredible team members who will help you grow, MX is the right place for you.

Come build with us and be part of an award-winning company that’s helping create meaningful and lasting change in the financial industry.

Our engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with their finances. Our products need to handle data at a massive scale. You’ll work alongside the best and the brightest engineering talent in the industry. We have opportunities in a wide range of areas including development, design, search, platform, test, quality, big data, front end and back end. As a core participant of your team, you’ll estimate engineering efforts, design your changes, implement and test your changes, push to live, and triage production issues. You need to be dynamic, collaborative, and curious as we build new experiences, improve existing products, and develop distributed systems powering the world to be financially strong.

We are seeking a skilled Database Administrator (DBA) with expertise in PostgreSQL to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, maintaining, and optimizing our database systems, ensuring data integrity, security, and high performance. This role will primarily focus on PostgreSQL databases in our on-premises datacenter, with some experience in cloud environments considered a plus.

Job Duties

  • Install, configure, and maintain PostgreSQL database systems.

  • Monitor database performance and optimize as necessary to ensure optimal performance and reliability, particularly in large-scale environments.

  • Implement sharding strategies to horizontally scale PostgreSQL databases.

  • Plan and execute failover procedures with minimal impact on service availability.

  • Manage database upgrades and migrations to newer versions of PostgreSQL.

  • Conduct optimizations to improve database latency and efficiency.

  • Implement and maintain high availability and disaster recovery solutions.

  • Collaborate with development teams to design and implement database solutions that meet business requirements.

  • Develop and maintain documentation related to database configurations, processes, and procedures.

  • Stay current with emerging technologies and best practices in database administration.

  • Design and maintain effective Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) to ensure efficient database design.

  • Work closely with product development teams to ensure adherence to database best practices and standards.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

  • 12+ years of experience with software development and/or system administration related roles, preferred

  • 5+ years of experience in Database Administration, preferred

  • Proficiency in PostgreSQL database administration, including installation, configuration, and performance tuning.

  • Experience operating databases at scale and implementing sharding strategies.

  • Solid understanding of database security principles and best practices.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

Advanced Requirements (preferred but not required)

  • Experience with cloud-based database technologies, such as Google Cloud SQL.

  • Familiarity with database automation and orchestration tools, such as Ansible or Terraform.

  • Knowledge of other database systems, such as MySQL or Oracle.

  • Experience working in a DevOps environment and familiarity with CI/CD pipelines.

  • Relevant certifications, such as PostgreSQL Certified Administrator.

  • Experience with PostgreSQL high availability solutions like Patroni.

  • Familiarity with connection poolers like pgProxy.

  • Experience migrating on-premises databases to cloud-native database solutions.

  • Experience designing and maintaining Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs).

Work Environment

At MX, we utilize a hybrid work model, which allows us to attract top talent and increase impact through collaboration. Our team members enjoy a balance of remote work and in-office days. Travel expectations for remote employees is about 15%, and the company covers travel expenses for remote employees. Local employees will utilize in-office time on a weekly basis Tuesday through Thursday. Both local and remote employees can take advantage of our incredible office space with onside perks like company-paid meals, onsite massage therapist, golf simulator, and meditation room to name a few.


The expected on-target earnings (OTE), which is comprised of a base salary and other forms of cash compensation, such as bonus or commissions is currently $150,000 to $180,000. This pay range is just one component of MX's total rewards package. MX takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location, skillset, peer compensation.



MX is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, military or veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We particularly welcome applications from veterans and military spouses. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. You may request reasonable accommodations by sending an email to hr@mx.com.