Database DevOps Engineer, Shared Services - Remote

Tucows provides domain names, Internet services such as email hosting and other valuable services to customers around the world. We also provide mobile phone services all across the U.S., and fibre-based Internet access in select U.S. towns and cities.

We've given some serious thought to who we are as a company, what our goals are, and how we're going to achieve them. We have made a dedication to the principles that guide our everyday decisions.
We work as a team to exceed our customers' expectations. We protect the Tucows brand by delivering the highest quality standards in every aspect of our business. Even though we’re a pretty large company, we strive to limit bureaucracy and get good ideas off the ground quickly. We believe anyone, at any level in the organization, can bring forward ideas, initiatives and creative input.

Our platforms provide 24x7 availability and a high degree of scalability and enable millions and millions of email messages, API calls, and transactions, every day. We work in real-time, so it requires a steady hand and a cool head.

We are inviting experienced hands-on Database DevOps engineers to join our team, which builds and maintains a host of services that are used across all of Tucows’ major business units. We are evolving our platforms to microservices to enable functions within Tucows across all of our platforms.

What You’ll Do:
  • Work as an embedded member of the Database Services team to provide highly available, distributed database infrastructure.
  • Build automation to provision database infrastructure as code to cloud platforms.
  • Enable secure database infrastructure with secure secret storage, dynamic secrets, and data encryption.
  • Collaborate with DBAs to understand the technical data and performance requirements for database services, and ensure the resources they need are provisioned with automation.
  • Build performance test harnesses for end-to-end testing and metric capture for historical and comparative analysis.
  • Employ Agile software development tools and standard methodologies.
  • Learn, grow, and have fun!

Who You Are:
  • Have substantive DevOps experience and a consistent record of automating the provisioning of infrastructure as code using tools like Terraform and Salt.
  • Have experience configuring and administering open source RDBMS, NoSQL, and distributed databases such as PostgreSQL and MariaDB.
  • You have experience with CI/CD automation, and in particular in a cloud engineering environment, using tools like Jenkins and GitHub Actions.
  • Knowledge of schema migrations and standard methodologies to apply schema migrations to production databases.
  • Have years of experience with Linux, server automation, and scripting.
  • You know, and can demonstrate, the value of agile processes, continuous integration, and continuous delivery.
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge, pair-programming and mentoring people you work with.
  • You love to collaborate, are a trusted teammate, an eloquent communicator, an excellent listener, and are fun to work with.

Who You Might Be:
  • Someone with experience with OpenStack.
  • Someone with wholesale or retail domain names experience.
  • A person who’s worked for an ISP.
  • Someone that’s familiar with telcos, especially MVNOs.
  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package with invested growth opportunities. If you are ready to be part of a fast-growing technology company where you determine your future, we want to hear from you.

Equal Opportunity
Tucows is committed to maintaining a diverse work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. If you have any accessibility requirements or concerns regarding the hiring process, please advise us, so we can provide suitable accommodation

We believe diversity drives innovation. We are committed to inclusion across race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. We celebrate multiple approaches and diverse points of view.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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