Database Engineer I

  • Remote, Any City, Home Office, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom.

Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide! Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.

Job Description

Our database engineering team is responsible for data availability, data quality and data safety in the process of empowering school systems across the country to take data-driven action. As a member of this team, you'll improve data reliability, database systems’ observability, optimize performance and enforce data security, integrity controls. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Maintain core database infrastructure pieces, implement automated approaches for ongoing maintenance and proper capacity management 

  • Ensure hardware configurations, clustering, replication and currency of database versions are optimal and promote stability 

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot database issues across all levels of the stack including configuration, health monitoring, backups and availability, data security, and performance 

  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve data queries and pursue modern and secure practices 

  • Execute database activities in support of product upgrades to ensure customers can take advantage of the latest product releases 

  • Participate in on-call rotation, react to monitoring alerts and take corrective action 

  • Liaise with peer groups like Development, DevOps, QA teams to ensure issues are communicated and resolved efficiently 


For this role, you must have: 

  • Proven, demonstrable interest in industry leading relational and non-relational databases (MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, SQL Server) and desire to learn 

  • Knowledge of data definition language, data manipulation techniques, intermediate programming skills (Python, Bash, PowerShell, PL/SQL) 

  • Proven, demonstrable interest in technologies the database is hosted on (servers, storage systems, virtualization, network concepts) and operating system (Linux, Windows) 

  • A curious, self-starter with good communication skills and a knack for automating processes. 

Bonus points for: 

  • Proven, demonstrable interest in virtualization, container and cloud database technologies (AWS, RDS) 

  • Experience in database administration, tuning and application troubleshooting 

  • Great analytic skills, able to independently troubleshoot issues 


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Salary Range - $54,500 - $89,925   This range is based on national market data and may vary by location.


  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • 401K with generous matching
  • Generous Tuition & Professional Development Reimbursement
  • 10+ paid holidays and Vacation Time Off
  • 2 Volunteer Days off yearly
  • 14 weeks fully paid family leave

At Renaissance our mission is: “To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” Inherent in that guiding principle is dedication to serving all identities by recognizing the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our organization, our work, and our products.

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented minorities will only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we write our job descriptions to articulate our flexibility and we encourage all applications. Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need into the future. NO ONE ever meets 100% of the criteria in a job post. We hope you're open to learning new skills to grow with us. Make our team, your team!

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