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Sr. Database Reliability Engineer - Distributed Database Systems



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Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Who is Tenable?

Tenable® is the Exposure Management company. 44,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. Our global employees support 65 percent of the Fortune 500, 45 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies. Come be part of our journey!

What makes Tenable such a great place to work?

Ask a member of our team and they’ll answer, “Our people!” We work together to build and innovate best-in-class cybersecurity solutions for our customers; all while creating a culture of belonging, respect, and excellence where we can be our best selves. When you’re part of our #OneTenable team, you can expect to partner with some of the most talented and passionate people in the industry, and have the support and resources you need to do work that truly matters. We deliver results that exceed expectations and we win together!

Your Role:

As a Senior Database Reliability Engineer at Tenable, you will support a suite of data persistence systems, including Elasticsearch, Kafka, CockroachDB, and cloud services such as Amazon RDS/Aurora. You are passionate about resilient systems and are pragmatic about database engineering. You’ll support these systems in a 24x7x365 on-call rotation shared with other DBREs and SREs. Over time, you’ll find ways to automate mundane tasks and focus on building the future.

Your Opportunity

  • Champion Observability: Drive the adoption of robust monitoring tools and practices to gain deep insights into database health and performance. Leverage these insights to proactively identify and prevent potential issues.
  • Embrace Automation: Automate database management tasks wherever possible, freeing yourself to focus on strategic initiatives and building the future of Tenable's data infrastructure.
  • Define and Deliver on SLOs: Establish clear service level objectives (SLOs) for datastore technologies and implement strategies to consistently meet or exceed them.
  • Minimize Downtime: Plan and execute seamless database upgrades with minimal disruption to critical business processes.
  • Collaboration is Key: Work closely with development teams to guide them towards building reliable and scalable services that leverage databases effectively.
  • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Research and recommend best-in-class database technologies to keep Tenable's data infrastructure at the forefront of innovation.
  • Optimization Guru: Provide expert guidance to development teams on optimizing database performance, stability, and security for existing and new applications.
  • 24/7 Support: Contribute to our on-call rotation, collaborating with other DBREs and SREs to troubleshoot and resolve database-related incidents efficiently.

What You’ll Need:

  • Proven Experience: 6+ years of experience managing and supporting distributed database systems in a production environment.
  • Automation Champion: A strong track record of automating complex database administrative functions and tasks.
  • Data Expertise: Solid foundation in data modeling and data structure design principles.
  • Distributed Power: Deep expertise in one or more of Distributed Database Technologies (e.g., CockroachDB, DynamoDB, RDS/Aurora).
  • Streaming Savvy: Experience managing and troubleshooting Elasticsearch and/or Kafka clusters.
  • Cloud Native: Experience administering databases running in a cloud-hosted platform (AWS preferred).
  • Containerization Knowledge: Familiarity with dockerizing databases and running them at scale on container orchestration platforms (e.g., Kubernetes).
  • Communication Maestro: Excellent written and verbal communication skills to collaborate effectively with diverse teams.

And Ideally

  • Troubleshooting Prowess: The ability to dissect complex issues, including performance bottlenecks and data inconsistencies, across server and client environments.
  • Performance Optimization Wizard: Extensive experience with load testing and tuning databases, including leading initiatives to continuously improve performance.

This is the base pay range for this position. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, location and experience, and may fall outside of the range shown. Employees are also eligible for variable compensation in addition to base pay (commission for sales roles, bonus for non-sales roles), depending on company and individual performance. Tenable also offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits which include: medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement savings with company match; an employee stock purchase plan; an employee referral program; flexible spending accounts; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); education assistance; parental leave; paid time off (PTO); company-paid holidays; health and wellness events; and community programs.

US Pay Ranges
$128,000$170,000 USD

If you’ve reached this point, and you’re still not sure if you should apply…..Just do it! We’re human and we don’t fit a perfect mold. Having diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, that’s a good thing! If you’re coming from outside of the cyber industry - great! If you’re looking to try something new - awesome! All we ask is you bring passion to all that you do, crave creativity and innovation, and embrace the hard work of gaining new skills and accepting big challenges.

We’re committed to promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) at Tenable - through all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state and local levels. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact [email protected] for further assistance.

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