Software Engineer - DBA

Mountain View, CA | Software Engineering Team

Job Description

Please submit personal projects also, they will be reviewed. We want to see aptitude for a programming and releasing software.


As a consultant member of our 24x7 tech operations team you will be optimizing all things database. The adventure: scale the company database's over time as the company grows from thousands of users to millions. Keeping the platform database's lighting fast is a goal, speed is a feature, uptime is key. You will be working with the ops team and engineering team.

This job will be based in our headquarters, "the chronoplex" in the Mountain View, CA. We offer a competitive compensation package.


  • Keeping MySQL servers up 24x7
  • Query analysis and tuning
  • Hardware configuration and performance tuning
  • Implementing replication topologies
  • Profiling, monitoring, and alerting
  • Automating maintenance tasks
  • Schema migrations (strategies for minimal downtime, etc)


  • MyISAM and InnoDB storage engines
  • Operating system performance tuning (Ubuntu / XFS / LVM / ext3)
  • MyISAM full-text-search
  • External full-text-search tools (Sphinx, Lucene)
  • Object Relational Mapping (Active Record and AREL experience a plus)
  • Backup/ restore strategies and tools (LVM snapshots, Percona Xtra Backup, mysqldump)
  • Startup work ethic
  • Good, positive energy and attitude
  • Mastery of all things MySQL
  • You have to be an algorithm junkie


  • 4+ years of experience as a MySQL DBA working with SaaS web applications.
  • Ability to communicate technical information and ideas in a manner that is easily understandable by others
  • Experience guiding decisions relative to costs and benefits of different technical options
  • Prefer a Master's or PhD; or another avenue of showing your smarts


  • Experienced with working with core technology for distributed systems such as: Exadata, Google GFS, Oracle Engine, Google Big Table, Google Dremmel, Green Plum, MongoDB, Neteeza, SQL Server Engine, mySQL, and Google Core Infrastructure
  • Python and/or Django specific experience
  • Taking our "healthcare hacker challenge" and getting a good score will impress us


  • Stock options
  • Competitive salaries
  • Vacation days & time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life & disability coverage
  • 401k & commuter benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts ( FSA )
  • Apple gear - iPad, iPhone, Macbook
  • Company stocked snacks & beverages
  • Build something that makes the world a better place
  • Be excited to come to work knowing you are making difference


drchrono is a medical platform for doctors and patients.

We are crafting only the best mobile healthcare experience, with a focus on iPad, iPhone and web. The driving force of our efforts is in changing the way people engage and experience healthcare through electronic health records. We’re building some fascinating stuff.

We are a Silicon Valley startup, working out of the chronoplex in Mountain View, CA. Our focus is on building artistic, intricate, and useful products.

To thrive as a member of team drchrono, you must embrace our driven, creative, work-hard/play-hard environment. Picture a roller coaster with beverage and snacks breaks, free-lunch-fridays and ping-pong competitions. You would be part of an entrepreneurial, quick-witted, tough and curious team.

Since our inception, we have attracted over 70,000 physicians, 4 million patients and 500+ million in medical billing processed per year.

drchrono is ranked by INC 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, growing 1834.1% over the last 3 years.

Silicon Valley Business Journal designated drchrono as the 4th fastest growing private company in the Silicon Valley and was voted the #1 mobile Electronic Health Record 2 years in a row by over 22,000 physicians in a survey conducted by Black Book Rankings.

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We are always asking ourselves, how can we make physicians and patients life better through technology? Our team works on making healthcare better day by day.

What we do and look for in people we work with-

  • We don’t settle.
  • Passion, be inspired.
  • Develop entrepreneurs.
  • Put a dent in the universe through healthcare.

No global movement springs from individuals. It takes an entire team united behind something big. 

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