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Senior Database Engineer

Newport Beach, USA
Closing date
Mar 26, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are a leading global asset management firm with over 3,000 employees across 20 offices in 15 countries; we help millions of investors around the world pursue their financial goals.

We hire critical thinkers. People who thrive in a collaborative culture like ours where we solve real problems while building the future of finance.

  • Are excited to be part of a vibrant engineering community that values diversity, hard work, and continuous learning.
  • Love solving complex real-world business problems.
  • Recognize that cross-functional collaboration is a core component of success for the team.
  • Believe there are multiple ways to solve most technical problems and are willing to debate the trade-offs.
  • Have become a stronger engineer by making mistakes and learning from them.
  • Are a doer, someone who wants to grow their career and gain experience across technologies and business functions.
  • Continuously invest in a high-performance and inclusive culture, in which a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints are celebrated and valued.
  • Encourage career mobility, so you can benefit from learning different functions and technologies, and we gain the benefits of your experience across teams.
  • Run technology pro bono programs that help the non-profit community and give our engineering community opportunities to volunteer and participate.
  • Offer education reimbursements and ongoing training in technology, communication, and diversity & inclusion.
  • Embrace knowledge sharing through lunch-and-learns, demos, and technical forums.
  • Consider our people to be our greatest asset-we will help you learn what PIMCO Technology has to offer so you can participate in activities that benefit your career while delivering impactful technology solutions.
Position Description

Do you love databases, SQL and computer science? This position may be for you. The PIMCO database team is looking for database expert to join our team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with public cloud platforms on multiple database technologies. This position will work closely with various development groups across the firm to ensure our database platforms are scalable, reliable, and secure.

  • Design, build and automate scalable, performant, and secure database solutions for the firm.
  • Collaborate with our development teams to design, implement and operationalize data -driven applications and services.
  • Ability to solve difficult production issues quickly.
  • Work closely with various development teams across the firm to ensure proper use of features, best practices, and alignment to PIMCO database standards.
  • Implement security best practices to ensure data privacy and compliance.
  • Tune complex SQL proactively & reactively as required. Be able to rewrite SQL queries where necessary.
  • Optimize database performance and ensure high throughput, low latency, and high availability.
  • Design, implement, and maintain capacity planning for PIMCO database systems.
  • Develop disaster recovery and backup strategies to ensure database resilience and bu siness continuity.
  • Stay up to date with emerging trends and technologies in database engineering and public cloud platforms.
  • Drive initiatives to improve platform cost and performance efficiency.
  • Be a mentor for other database engineers on the team.
  • Willingness to work off hours/weekends as required.
  • 10+ years of experience as a database developer or database engineer.
  • 10+ years of database development support & and SQL tuning experience.
  • Production experience supporting AWS and Snowflake data platforms highly preferred.
  • Experience with non-relational and/or columnar databases is a plus.
  • Experience with database migration and replication, specifically from Oracle database to public cloud.
  • Solid understanding of database security best practices.
  • Demonstrable record of accomplishment of SQL skills, infrastructure automation and database tuning on VLDBs.
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Management Information Systems, or equivalent.
PIMCO follows a total compensation approach when rewarding employees which includes a base salary and a discretionary bonus. Base salary is the fixed component of compensation that is determined by core job responsibilities, relevant experience, internal level, and market factors. The discretionary bonus is used to award performance and therefore is determined by company, business, team, and individual performance.

Salary Range: $ 150,000.00 - $ 225,000.00

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

PIMCO recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other basis such as medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws.

Applicants with Disabilities

PIMCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including veterans, in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system due to a disability and you would like to request an accommodation, you may contact us at 949-720-7744 and leave a message. This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers with disabilities to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

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