Database Software Engineer at YouGov

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Published 15 days ago

YouGov is searching for a Remote Database Software Engineer to join our ever growing Survey Systems team, you'll be regarding as a Database expert within the team, overseeing a large PostgreSQL production environment. 


From the beginning we had one simple idea: the more people are able to participate in the decisions made by the institutions that serve them, the better those decisions will be. We are a global online community for millions of people, and thousands of organisations, to engage in a continuous conversation about their beliefs, behaviours and brands, and provide a more accurate portrait of what the world thinks. 


What do I need to bring with me?



  • Have at least 5 years experience running PostgreSQL in large production environments

  • Python web development experience

  • Experience with:

    • Database design and architecture

    • Database connection handling strategies, E.g. pgbouncer

    • Replication and sharding strategies

    • Performance monitoring, query profiling, tuning and optimisation

    • Developing with SQLAlchemy, psycopg, or other DB handling python libraries



  • Understanding of high-volume data tables and highly concurrent transactions

  • Experience working in Agile Development

  • Experience with version control systems

  • Excellent English skills (both spoken and written)


Nice to have:



  • Experience with other database engines:

    • MongoDB, Redshift, Cassandra or DynamoDB



  • Experience with Graph Databases

  • Experience with issues tracking software and CI/CD tools

  • Knowledge about data streaming architectures

  • Experience evaluating and introducing new development methods and tools that simplify our day-to-day work

  • Experience working remotely


This is a full time, permanent remote role, which can be based in any worldwide YouGov Office, or country that we have a legal entity. We are a global team with developers on US central and east coast, and European hours too. Our only requirement time-wise is to attend an online daily meeting to report on your assignments.

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