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Sr Database Engineer

at Zuora


Company Overview

At Zuora, we do Modern Business. We’re helping people subscribe to new ways of doing business that are better for people, companies and ultimately the planet. It’s an approach resulting from the shift to the Subscription Economy that puts customers first by building recurring relationships instead of one-time product sales and focuses on sustainable growth. Through our leading expertise and multi-product suite, we are transforming all industries and working with the world’s most innovative companies to monetize new business models, nurture subscriber relationships and optimize their digital experiences.


The Team & Role

We are looking for a Senior Database Engineer (DBE) to join a team of talented Engineers from prestigious companies such as Facebook, Groupon, Netflix, and Yahoo to name a few. This role will be a member of the Database Ops & Engineering group within Zuora’s Technical Operations (TechOps) organization, which supports and scales the Zuora service and underlying infrastructures. The DBE will be responsible for operating, automating of MySQL database instances across all environments.

This is a hybrid position, so you'll work both remotely and in the office.

Our Tech Stack: Java, Spring, Rest API, Microservices, Kafka, Spark, NodeJS, AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform, AngularJS 


As the performance of the database is critical to the response time of the application, and the Zuora service is business critical to every single one of its customers, this role is critical to the success of the business itself. You will make a major difference in how the service scales and sustains data recovery capabilities. The DBE should have significant background and expertise in system administration for Linux and open source environments, and be fluent in best practices in designing optimal systems, storage architectures and automation frameworks. You must also be security minded and continuously exercise good judgment in ensuring the privacy and integrity of our customers’ data.

Prior experience in managing database systems that store highly sensitive data and adhere to regulatory compliance such as PCI and SAS70/SSAE16 is a must. This role will work closely with fellow members of the TechOps team to maintain business continuity and performance.

  • Participate in design reviews with Development to ensure a given release does not compromise the security, integrity or quality of the underlying data structures used by the application 
  • Maintain high security and ethics, adhering to regulatory compliance such as PCI and SAS70/SSAE16 with respect to data storage, management, and access
  • Automate tools and processes to establish trends in data growth and forecast capacity needs 
  • Execute data migrations and database upgrades as part of Zuora's product releases and ensure our automation is keeping up with our exploding database growth
  • Ensure all databases and processes follow best practices and fit into the strategy Initially perform, and longer term provide oversight for all MySQL administration including installation, configuration, replication, backups, and performance tuning
  • Work with the various Engineering groups and ensure database changes are in-line with operational standards and meet the strategies needed to scale
  • Participate in on-call responsibilities, including at the database and storage tier.
  • Work hand in hand with Release Engineering teams to support database changes required for new code deployment
  • You will take part in a shared on-call rotation that won’t cripple your life or kill your soul. 



  • 7-10 years supporting database platforms for online service businesses.
  • Have experience in both OLTP and OLAP design methodologies
  • Drive best practices in monitoring databases with the ability to identify key performance indicators and put facilities in place to alarm on-call personnel for actionable events expertise in various MySQL replication technologies including when to use one method over another, limitations, and alternatives
  • Fluency in horizontally scaling database infrastructures and identifying the most appropriate factors from which to split against based on application design and supported use cases
  • Experience in designing and managing MySQL clustering is required 
  • Strong track record at implementing automated solutions for database operations, including failover, schema changes and sharding to name a few using technologies such as Ansible, Puppet, Jenkins, Terraform
  • Experience with on-call and customer incident investigations and root cause analysis at database and storage tiers.
  • Excellent coding skills using Python

#ZEOLife at Zuora

As an industry pioneer, our work is constantly evolving and challenging us in new ways that require us to think differently, iterate often and learn constantly—it’s exciting. Our people, whom we refer to as “ZEOs" are empowered to take on a mindset of ownership and make a bigger impact here. Our teams collaborate deeply, exchange different ideas openly and together we’re making what’s next possible for our customers, community and the world. 


As part of our commitment to building an inclusive, high-performance culture where ZEOs feel inspired, connected and valued, we support ZEOs with:

  • Competitive compensation, corporate bonus program and performance rewards, company equity and retirement programs
  • Medical insurance
  • Generous, flexible time off 
  • Paid holidays, “wellness” days and company wide end of year break
  • 6 months fully paid parental leave 
  • Learning & Development stipend
  • Opportunities to volunteer and give back, including charitable donation match
  • Free resources and support for your mental wellbeing  


Specific benefits offerings may vary by country and can be viewed in more detail during your interview process.


Location & Work Arrangements

Organizations and teams at Zuora are empowered to design efficient and flexible ways of working, being intentional about scheduling, communication, and collaboration strategies that help us achieve our best results. In our dynamic, globally distributed company, this means balancing flexibility and responsibility — flexibility to live our lives to the fullest, and responsibility to each other, to our customers, and to our shareholders. For most roles, we offer the flexibility to work both remotely and at Zuora offices.


Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace

Think, be and do you! At Zuora, different perspectives, experiences and contributions matter. Everyone counts. Zuora is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.


Zuora does not discriminate on the basis of, and considers individuals seeking employment with Zuora without regards to, race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)


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