Senior Database Engineer

Salesloft (View all Jobs)

Warsaw, Poland

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Interview Process

1. Phone interview 2. Take-home project 3. Cultural-fit interview 4. Technical interview where candidate modifies take-home project

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, SQL

Job Title: Senior Database Engineer

Location: Remote, Poland


Although we’re proud of our history, we’re just as excited about the future.  We want to create a world-class culture and company that attracts, develops, engages and retains the nation’s elite talent.  

At Salesloft, our Senior Database Engineers are pivotal to our company’s success.  You will be a key member of our fast-growing and high-performing Database Engineering Team. In addition to working with amazing colleagues who exemplify our ‘team over self’ core value, you will also have the opportunity to interface with stakeholders throughout the company. Our Senior Database Engineers regularly work with engineering teams, data science teams, and other operations teams.  You will have an opportunity to make a difference. 


We are seeking a Senior Database Engineer to provide an experienced backbone to our Database Engineering Team in the form of problem-solving, automation, capacity planning, and overall database platform and infrastructure management.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for managing and maintaining data in all production and non-production databases inclusive of monitoring and troubleshooting.  You will maintain backups, replication, data integrity and data security.  In addition you will work closely with various teams throughout the organization to build and maintain database structure and standards to meet enterprise requirements and solutions.  You will drive research into new DB technologies through various proof of concepts.  You will work with a team constantly innovating to meet the needs of our rapidly growing database layer. Whether developing new HA solutions, architecting new storage infrastructure, or automating processes to drive more efficiencies, you will drive big results for our team and ultimately our customers. You will assist in query performance tuning and aid in problem resolution where appropriate.  You will plan, build, and maintain our production database infrastructure.

If you’re passionate about database technology, providing a world-class customer experience, and thrive in a fast-paced, hyper-growth startup environment, then becoming a Senior Database Engineer is the career path for you!


Our Salesloft Database Engineering Team is comprised of seasoned database engineers who are all aligned on one vision and mission:

  • Vision: Be the authoritative source for database design and infrastructure, orchestrating smart systems for smart people.
  • Mission: Maintain, protect, and grow our data resources and ensure they are leveraged efficiently to drive meaningful solutions for Salesloft customers

The Database Engineering Team consists of people passionate about solving customer problems, both internal and external, and who are unflappable in the face of technical challenges. They are also the epitome of our core values - Lead with humility and respect. Earn customer trust. Put team over self. Redefine what’s possible. Deliver big results. 



  • You’re naturally curious and enjoy tackling the most difficult technical problems.
  • At least 7 years of experience working with relational databases (PostgreSQL/MySQL preferred)
  • Experience with cloud database offerings (AWS RDS and/or GCP CloudSQL) including administration
  • Experience with database deployments on EC2 and/or GCP compute instances 
  • Expertise in SQL and query optimization/tuning
  • Demonstrated experience with large scale enterprise databases including monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Experience with high availability databases and failover clustering (Patroni is a plus)
  • Experience creating and managing databases through automation with tools such as Terraform, Ansible, and Scripting (Bash/Python) 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, love collaborating on a team, and get satisfaction from improving the lives of your teammates.
  • Continuous learner and constantly looking for ways to use and improve your skills.
  • Good understanding of the engineering lifecycle and how teams work in agile.


  • Attend Salesloft’s New Hire Orientation, where you will learn our Salesloft story and understand what makes our “Lofters” unique
  • Attend an Engineering Department orientation
  • Begin 1:1’s with your manager, understand your 30-60-90 plan, meet & shadow current members of the Salesloft team, and delve into your territory 
  • Establish access to all Existing database environments tools


  • Join the on-call rotation for the Database Engineering Team
  • Set your MOaTs (Metrics, Obstacles, and Tactics) with your manager and develop an action plan to achieve them
  • Start to independently answer escalated tickets
  • Understand the process for and participate in escalations both to and from Engineering as needed in the course of troubleshooting issues
  • Understand tools used for monitoring, logging, and error reporting


  • Mentor junior engineers and lead database engineering projects
  • Prepare and review maintenance plans for production changes


  • You will become part of an amazing culture with a supportive CEO and smart teammates who actually care
  • You will work with an amazing team you can learn from and teach
  • You will experience joining a high-growth/high-traction organization
  • You will hear “Yes, let’s do that!” and then have the opportunity to successfully execute on your ideas
  • You will build community with Lofters of many cultures and backgrounds through ERGs and DEI initiatives
  • We have a vibrant, open office that utilizes modern technology
  • You will grow more here than you would anywhere else, that is a promise

Salesloft is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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