Senior Database Engineer

New York, NY, United States

Position Summary

Shapeways Senior Database Engineer will be responsible for all database related functionality in a high-performance, distributed, scalable 3D Printing Marketplace and Additive Manufacturing ERP system.


  • Own the architecture for the data assets – logical and physical data models, real time and data warehouse relational and non-relational databases, and data security
  • Write and maintain high-quality code with emphasis on security, performance, and scalability
  • Define system architecture and technology strategies, best practices, guidelines and standards that balance short term and long term objectives
  • Review changes in code, queries and the environment to determine impacts on system performance
  • Operate across multiple functional teams interacting with Product, Engineering, Quality, and DevOps
  • Drive planning and architecture roadmap creation
  • Contribute to software design, development discussions
  • Perform technical analysis to present pros and cons of various solutions to problems
  • Mentor team members

Key Goals

  • Defining the architecture to ensure data availability for all business units at Shapeways
  • Leading the on-going design and implementation of logical and physical data models
  • Ensuring that both the physical data model and database technology support scalable, highly available computing (e.g. clustering, active/passive, disaster recovery)
  • Leading the on-going design and implementation of big data technology assets, including data warehouses
  • Working with technical and product leaders across multiple divisions

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of applicable Database Architect experience
  • 8+ years of experience with designing and maintaining relational database systems
  • Expert with MYSQL 5+ (Percona)
  • Expert with Unix/Linux
  • Expert with physical storage hardware and software configurations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with creating and maintaining end to end data architectures including logical, access, and physical data modeling
  • Hands-on technical experience creating and maintaining data warehouse, business intelligence and analytics platforms
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases (HBASE, Hadoop, Cassandra, Mongo, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Exposure to and interest in Open Source frameworks, tools, and technologies
  • Experience with EC2 and other cloud hosting services

How to apply

We are looking forward to your application!

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