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Syapse

Sr. Database Administrator Syapse
San Francisco, California

Syapse enables healthcare systems to implement precision medicine programs, streamlining operations and improving clinical outcomes.

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About Syapse

Job Description

About Syapse

Maybe you’ve supported a friend or family member who’s dealing with cancer. Maybe you’ve battled it yourself. At Syapse, our mission is to enable healthcare providers to deliver the best care to every cancer patient through precision medicine, and our personal connections to this mission are what unite us.

We integrate genomics and clinical data on a single platform and allow doctors to share important treatment and outcomes information across a national network. Our customers manage more than 1 million active cancer cases at hundreds of hospitals across the US and Asia. Now, we’re racing to meet growing demand and bring precision cancer care to every patient, regardless of location or income.

About the Cloud Operations Team

Our team is responsible for the Cloud platform that enables healthcare providers to bring precision medicine to every cancer patient today.

This organization is responsible for the platform reliability, Information security, customer support, innovating user experience leveraging Cloud technologies and improving product delivery excellence.

We’re now in the process of scaling our platform and expanding access to precision cancer care. Because most cloud technologies aren’t HIPAA-compliant, we often build from the ground up. Our autonomous, feature-focused scrum teams work in two-week sprints and own projects end to end, while our domain-based guilds encourage collaboration across teams.

As Syapse continues to grow, we’ll expand our use of Containers, micro-services, CI/CD tools, automation frameworks, Cloud capabilities on data visualization and data metrics tools to expand the scalability features of our platform. And we’ll do that while prioritizing collaboration, ownership, and career progression. Our belief is the focus on building a reliable high performing Precision Oncology platform will help doctors deliver the best cancer care.

About the role

The Syapse precision medicine SaaS platform depends on a rock-solid and and performant PostgreSQL based datastores. We are looking for a experienced and multi-talented PostgreSQL DBA who wants to work in a complex and dynamic database environment.  You’ll be working with other members of the Cloud Engineering, Software Development and Service Reliability Development teams to lay the groundwork for our services to grow in an efficient and reliable way. You should bring rich knowledge of best practices and design patterns along with a solid background in troubleshooting and performance tuning of PostgreSQL databases along with the drive and energy to get things done at a startup pace.

Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Use your PostgreSQL expertise to tune and improve their performance to meet SLA
  • Syapse uses AWS RDS. Understand the database architecture and design, identify and improve read and write database performance
  • Partner with Software development teams to move data from the database that is non-customer data
  • Test and implement database replicas to improve platform performance on read related queries
  • Identify expensive queries and tune on an on-going basis. Understand all database connections and tune database connection pool
  • Identify opportunities to improve the Syapse application platform by identifying improvements to the code base
  • Leverage standard database functions effectively to improve Syapse application platform like materialized views, auto-vacuum, indexing, shared memory settings etc.
  • Archive database periodically to manage database effectively
  • Work closely with software development teams to design and build enhancements to existing and new product functionalities
  • Recommend and implement and maintain a strategy for Disaster recovery, monitoring database performance and overall health
  • Troubleshoot issues across the entire stack (AWS infrastructure, application queries and database server)

What you bring to the table

  • Willingness to not accept status quo and be persistent to improve....
  • 5+ years experience with managing PostreSQL databases
  • Solid experience in systems administration, Database automation, and sql
  • Strong experience in at least one scripting language (we are a Python shop)
  • Ability to collaborate, quickly learn and share ideas with other teams.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

Bonus points if you

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with automated dev-ops technologies within AWS (Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt, etc)

Benefits and perks

Amazing Coworkers

Competitive pay and ownership in the company

100% company paid medical, dental and vision for employees

401(K) matching

Flexible time off

Transit assistance

Weekly catered lunches and office snacks

Company sponsored gym membership

Next steps

After submitting an application a team member will reach out to you shortly.  While each interview is unique to the role, our interview process typically consists of an introductory phone conversation with a recruiter, a second phone or video interview with a hiring manager or senior team member, and wraps up with a visit our to our office, usually lasting +/- 4 hours.

Have a quick question about the role? Email careers@syapse.com or simply apply here.

About Syapse

Syapse enables healthcare systems to implement precision medicine programs, streamlining operations and improving clinical outcomes.

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220 employees

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  • Route 53
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  • Sendgrid
  • Gmail
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Syapse

San Francisco, California, United States, 94107