Senior Database Engineer

Draper, UT (or Remote)

About Us

Canopy is a fast-growing SaaS company in Draper, Utah building simple, efficient software for accounting firms. We are looking to revolutionize the accounting space with modern, user-friendly software for a neglected industry.

Our goal is to help our clients unlock the firm they’ve always wanted with our Practice Management Suite. We place strong emphasis on delighting our customers, spotting and solving problems, and being good people along the way.

Click here to see why our clients love Canopy.

Interested in learning more about Canopy & the industry? Check out our blog here where you can find great information on our product features, industry news, practice management, and more!

The Opportunity

We are hiring a Senior Database Engineer with a profound commitment to ensuring that our databases run seamlessly and passion for writing great SQL code. If you’re someone who is eager to work on maintaining multiple databases, obsessed with optimizing performance, and uphold the best practices for a modern SaaS platform, you’re just the person we’re looking for! Our Senior Database Engineer will be key to our backend engineering efforts, working alongside developers, product managers, and QA engineers to refine our database structure and empower our platform's capability and reliability. Our powerful DevOps tools and microservices architecture allow our teams to release code to production hundreds of times per month. We pride ourselves on agile practices, and you’ll be integral to ensuring minimal downtime during database maintenance and leading the team toward data excellence.

This is a fully remote role. Please note we are approved to hire in the following states: UT, NC, FL, OH, and TX.

What You'll Do:

  • Oversee the maintenance of multiple databases to ensure optimal performance, security, and reliability.
  • Regularly monitor database health, identifying bottlenecks, and recommending actionable solutions.
  • Refine and refactor our database structures to align with best practices and enhance the ease of data access for backend developers.
  • Advise on and implement modern database best practices to elevate our platform's reliability and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with teams to write and optimize complex database queries and migrations.
  • Spearhead initiatives to minimize downtime during database maintenance, ensuring a seamless experience for our users.
  • Provide mentoring and training to team members on database insights and optimizations.
  • Participate in interviews of candidates to help us maintain a team of the best talent in the industry.
  • Develop and communicate SQL “best practices” to engineering teams.

Your Skills Include:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Database Engineer, with a track record of managing and optimizing databases.
  • 5+ years of experience writing SQL and experience with PostgreSQL.
  • Comprehensive understanding of RESTful API principles and how they interact with database systems.
  • Acute ability to diagnose database performance issues and provide solutions.
  • Proven experience in implementing database best practices and ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Excellent communication skills, fostering collaboration and understanding across teams, while showing mutual respect for others’ opinions.
  • A relentless passion for ensuring data integrity and accessibility, combined with a drive to build innovative, scalable solutions that have a genuine impact on customers.

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience with warehousing techniques, enabling better analytics and reporting functionalities.
  • Proficiency with various programming languages (Python and/or Java are a plus).
  • Experience with managed cloud database infrastructure (RDS preferred).

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Why You Want to Work Here:

🌴 Flexible Paid Time Off - that you’re actually encouraged to use plus 10 company holidays!

❤️‍🩹 Health Benefits - including Medical, Dental, and Vision and an HSA Match. Canopy covers Medical premiums at 100% for Employees only.

💰 401(k) - we match 100% up to 3% of your contribution. Eligibility is immediate with 100% vesting.

🧠 Mental Health - all employees have access to Impact Suite & to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

👶 Paid New Parent Leave & Birthing Parent Leave - so you’re able to care for your little ones.

➕ Supplemental Benefits - including 100% company paid Basic Life & AD&D insurance and long & short-term disability coverage.

🌟 Motivosity - our peer-to-peer recognition program to help our employees recognize the amazing work being done by other Canopians!

🥳 Company Events - including monthly company-wide meetings, summer parties, and more.

💡 DEIB Committee - to plan initiatives around continuing education, community outreach, recruiting, onboarding, and more.

☕ Fully-stocked kitchen - Keto? Vegan? Flexitarian? Mandalorian? We’ve got you covered.

Our Values:

We approach our work every day with a few things in mind:

🔑 Own - we own this place! We focus on outcomes, holding ourselves & each other accountable.

🏆 Win - we win by delighting our customers with the very best products and services.

👍 Do Good - we work hard to be good people!

💡 Embrace Curiosity & Candor - we approach everything with curiosity & we understand that candor is kindness and give the gift of feedback.

To learn more about us & our values, click here.

Interviewing @ Canopy:

We know application processes can be a little stressful. Here’s are the stages of a typical interview process:

  • Once your application is received, we will review it and get back to you if we feel like it’s a mutual fit!
  • 20 minute phone call with the People Team
  • 60 minute video technical interview with the Hiring Manager
    • Note: you will be writing SQL in real time with the Manager
  • 1-3 rounds of interviews with the Engineering Team.

Interview processes can vary depending on the role. The People Team will give you a role specific overview of the process during your first phone call.

Remember: This is your interview too! We know candidates are evaluating us just as much as we are them. We encourage you to bring questions to each of your interviews—our hiring teams will always make sure to save time for questions at the end!

Canopy is an equal opportunity employer. Canopy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, marital status or veteran status.