Software Engineer, Data Platform - Database Engineer at Recurly

| San Francisco
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As a Database Engineer at Recurly, your focus is on reliability, security, and scale. You’re passionate about systems management, championing best-in-class data practices, and eager to help other technology teams across the organization. With strengths and disciplines in automation, stability, and performance, you make a critical impact to our company and culture.


  • Maintaining stability and evangelizing best practices for performant and secure database systems
  • Automation across all aspects of database management
  • Cross-team collaboration and performance optimization 
  • Implementing self-healing and auto-remediation throughout our database infrastructure
  • Identification and recommendation of data model and persistence improvements
  • Troubleshooting, monitoring, and predicting scale- and performance-related issues
  • Working with teams to define the technology and disciplines implemented across teams around deployment, management, observability, quality and security


  • MySQL and other SQL-like database systems
  • 3+ years managing production databases
  • Scaling production databases in cloud environments
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Familiarity with a variety of programming languages 
  • Automation & scripting for backup, data transfer
  • Sharding techniques


  • Experience working within Google Cloud Platform, AWS
  • Past work scaling database instances
  • Ability to create and modify infrastructure-as-code modules (e.g. Terraform

About Recurly
Recurly, Inc. provides a versatile subscription management platform to manage the entire subscription lifecycle for market-leading brands worldwide. Subscription businesses such as Sling TV, BarkBox, Asana, FabFitFun, Cinemark and depend on Recurly to harness the power of the subscription model and drive recurring revenue growth. Since its launch in 2009, Recurly has deployed subscription billing for thousands of companies across 42 countries.
Offices located in San Francisco, California, Boulder, Colorado, and New Orleans, Louisiana

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Recurly is located in the Mission District

An Insider's view of Recurly

What are some social events your company does?

Every Friday, Recurly hosts a happy hour in the kitchen for people to get together and unwind from the week. I especially enjoy the unique and inspired snack choices that are brought to the table. From regional delicacies like Walking Tacos to varied charcuterie boards prepared on-site, Recurly offers something that can appeal to everyone.

Brandon Cruz

Associate Product Manager

What are Recurly Perks + Benefits

Recurly Benefits Overview

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan to employees, their spouse or their domestic partner, and their children.

In addition to the full benefits, we provide some great perks such as 401K, Company Equity, Flex Time Off, Catered Meals Daily, Social Events, Training/Development, Casual Dress, Pet Friendly and much more!

Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Wednesday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and Learns
Promote from Within
Online Course Subscriptions Available
Customized Development Tracks
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