Senior Database Administrator (US, Canada)

Posted on Jan 27, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🌎 North America

About Pex

Here at Pex, we're on a mission to democratize digital rights for everyone.

We are the team behind the Attribution Engine, a licensing infrastructure for the Internet enabling fair compensation and increased access to content. With its advanced identification technology, Attribution Engine ensures compliance and safety for platforms, gives rightsholders total control of their content, increases access and confidence for creators, helps law enforcement prevent toxic content, and provides brand safety for advertisers.

Building the first solution capable of identifying, attributing, and licensing content in real-time, even before it’s published, is no small feat, so we’re looking for a new Lead Database Administrator to join us on our quest to bring freedom, fairness, and transparency to the Internet.

Pex is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Since Pex is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals, we strive to ensure that people with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know when applying for a particular role in the “Additional Information” section.

The Position

The Team

Our Infrastructure Engineering team is a fully remote, cross-functional, and autonomous team made up of talented engineers from various backgrounds and skill levels. At Pex, we value transparency and clear communication, and we strive to create an environment where all team members feel safe and supported to take initiative, experiment, learn from mistakes, and share opinions freely.

The Role

We are looking for someone who cares deeply about data, and database hygiene. We have several large, mission-critical, traditional and non-traditional databases upon which you would gain ownership when joining us. You will both lead, and implement regular hardware, OS, and software maintenance efforts for Postgres, Postgres+Citus, Foundation DB, Scylla and Elasticsearch deployments, etc. You’ll lead the regular assessment of data hygiene of various databases, and participate in vacuum’s, index creation, etc in collaboration with our existing team of data architects.

Our Stack

  • Go, C++, Python
  • Postgres, Citus, Foundation DB, Scylla (Cassandra), Elastic, InfluxDB, Prometheus
  • CI/CD pipeline backed by Jenkins and Flux
  • Kubernetes, Docker
  • Azure


We have a lot of people who did not follow the traditional career path. We value people who are curious and collaborative and bring their unique perspectives to work each day. While we’re excited to learn what you can bring to the team, there are a few key things you’ll need that are essential to your success in this role:

  • Experience administering both traditional SQL and NoSQL databases at scale and high 9’s
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work with Data Architects, and Software Development Engineers alike
  • You hate toil and are highly proficient at scripting and automating in at least one language
  • Interest and awareness of current and future trends in the database realm, cutting-edge is your middle name and you love to be ahead of the curve

Our Hiring Process

Fit is really important, for you and for us. That’s why our hiring process is designed to help both of us make an informed decision. We invite your candid questions. One thing you’ll notice up front: We value your time. Our goal is to get to know you and determine if Pex is a place where you can grow and help push the company forward. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Our recruiters will reach out to you and set up a 30-minute get-to-know-you call.
  2. Next, you'll speak with the hiring manager to get more granular about your skills and accomplishments.
  3. We'll send you a take-home challenge designed to help us understand how you approach and solve problems. Once complete, we do our best to get back to you within 3 business days.
  4. The team you'd work closely with will review your challenge and if you proceed, you'll get a chance to meet with them individually.
  5. The whole process normally takes about 2 weeks, but we're generally flexible to move at your speed
  6. We'll let you know regardless of the outcome. We won't leave you hanging!


  • Salary: $140,000 - $200,000 USD/year
  • Equity, with perks like a 10-year exercise window
  • Competitive health insurance (99% employee and 70% dependent premium coverage for US-based employees)
  • 401(k) with a considerable match for all US-based employees
  • 30 days of paid time off + 9 paid holidays + the day off on your birthday
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • A fully remote working environment and supportive culture that cares about both excellent work and work-life balance
Senior Database Administrator (US, Canada)at Pex