Senior Database Engineer – Miro Group – Amsterdam

Miro Group

The Database and Storage Fundamentals team is part of the Infrastructure and Data stream. We work at the rendezvous point of code and infrastructure. We advise teams on database architecture and design, optimizing for data access patterns. We are responsible for efficient sharding and routing, evaluation of new database and storage technologies, research into driving more efficiency and performance through the data and storage layers.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced and strategic Senior Software Engineer with database experience (SQL and NoSQL) to join the team that leads design, optimization, and overall reliability of our mission-critical stateful systems. You will shape technical direction and infrastructure strategy, mentor other engineers as you ensure the exceptional performance, security, and scalability of our data assets. You will work on foundational pieces of database platform architecture, such as schema design, sharding, regional data residency, encryption and observability.

What you’ll do

  • Backend application development focused on supporting databases for mission-critical applications
  • Contribute to design of highly scalable and resilient future-proof stateful systems that can handle large volumes of data and support critical applications
  • Proactively identify and resolve design issues through reviews
  • Contribute to establishing and maintaining database development standards
  • Perform performance analysis and tuning
  • Develop and maintain robust strategies for high availability and disaster recovery, ensuring minimal downtime and safeguarding critical data
  • Guide and mentor junior engineers, fostering their growth while establishing best practices across the database team
  • Participate in incident resolution and root cause analysis process as needed
  • Automate processes and document procedures to enhance efficiency
  • Participate in on-call rotation as necessary

What you’ll need

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer, with a proven track record of leading database initiatives within complex, large-scale environments;
  • Excellent knowledge of Java;
  • Expert knowledge of relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle;
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL databases like DynamoDB, MongoDB and Redis;
  • Advanced SQL skills, including experience in stored procedures, query optimization, and complex data modeling;
  • Experience with cloud-based database systems (AWS);
  • Working knowledge of microservices architecture;
  • Knowledge of ORMs and database migration tools;
  • Proven track record in pushing the boundaries in performance tuning, query optimization, and systematic troubleshooting.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of infrastructure as code tools, like Terraform, CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience building platforms
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience in implementing and working with open-source databases and tools
  • Experience in implementing Data Governance policies

What’s in it for you

  • Competitive equity package
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks provided in the office
  • Wellbeing benefit and WFH equipment allowance
  • Annual learning and development allowance to grow your skills and career
  • Travel allowance for your commute
  • Opportunity to work for a globally diverse team
  • Inspiring workplace in the heart of Amsterdam

About Miro

Miro is a visual workspace for innovation that enables distributed teams of any size to build the next big thing. The platform’s infinite canvas enables teams to lead engaging workshops and meetings, design products, brainstorm ideas, and more. Miro, co-headquartered in San Francisco and Amsterdam, serves more than 60M users worldwide, including 99% of the Fortune 100. Miro was founded in 2011 and currently has more than 1,800 employees in 12 hubs around the world.

We are a team of dreamers. We look for individuals who dream big, work hard, and above all stay humble. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do and through our work together we hope to create a supportive, welcoming, and innovative environment. We strive to play as a team to win the world and create a better version of ourselves every day. If this sounds like something that excites you, we want to hear from you!

At Miro, we strive to create and foster an environment of belonging and collaboration across cultural differences. Miro’s mission — Empower teams to create the next big thing — is how we think about our product, people, and culture. We believe that creating big things requires diverse and inclusive teams. Diversity invites all talent with different demography, identities and styles to step in , and inclusion invites them to step closer together. Every day, we are working to build a more diverse Miro, cultivate a sense of belonging for future and current Mironeers around the world, and foster an environment where everyone can collaborate and embrace differences.

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