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Database Administrator (MySQL, Postgres)



San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by over 14 million students worldwide, is currently looking for a self-motivated MySQL and/or Postgres Database Administrator to join our team. In this role, you’ll be working with our Systems and Database team to improve our existing database infrastructure. You will join a team focused on our database’s reliability and performance. The ideal candidate should love experimenting with new technologies, enjoy being part of a team, and be unintimidated by juggling multiple projects.

This is a full time position with a hybrid work schedule in our San Mateo, CA office.


  • Administration of PostgreSQL, MySQL and MongoDB databases throughout the development and production lifecycles
  • Develop and maintain processes for optimizing database security and standards
  • Manage backup, replication, and disaster recovery functions for the database environments
  • Monitors performance issues on all production and non-production databases (as applicable) implementing performance monitoring and trending on all production and applicable non-production databases
  • Assist development groups in optimizing SQL statements in applications, batch jobs, and reports and in designing and using databases and database applications and processes for maximum performance, security, reliability, and availability.
  • Participate in capacity planning as it relates to production databases
  • Cross-training in NoSQL database administration (Cassandra and MongoDB)
  • Automate repeated database tasks


  • BS in Computer Science or IT related field
  • 4+ years of IT experience
  • 3+ years PostgreSQL Database Administrator (working with PostgreSQL v11.0 and above)
  • In-depth knowledge of PostgreSQL Architecture
  • Working knowledge of Patroni HA Cluster
  • Working knowledge of Amazon RDS (Postgres, MySQL, and Aurora)
  • Strong knowledge of Linux and shell scripting
  • 3+ years of experience in any other database administration is a plus
  • Strong communication and interaction skills
  • Eagerness to learn

Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The base salary range for this full-time position is $110,000 to $150,000 + benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.


At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.