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Database Reliability Engineer V



United States
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Company Overview

ID.me simplifies how people securely prove and share their identity online. The company empowers people to control their data through a portable and trusted login, which means they don’t need to create a new password when visiting sites that have the ID.me button.

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital migration for many critical services. Those services require a trusted identity to safeguard against fraud and help ensure people are who they claim to be. With ID.me, login and identity credentials move with people, which can reduce the time and frustration of having to verify at multiple sites and set up multiple passwords.

ID.me is a credential service provider compliant with federal standards for digital identity verification.

In addition to helping people control their credentials and data, the company’s “No Identity Left Behind” initiative strives to expand access and inclusion for all people. The company offers multiple pathways to verification – online self-serve, live video chat agents, and in person. ID.me is passionate about building a robust identity network that does not compromise access for traditionally underserved groups.

Role Overview

ID.me is looking for a Database Reliability Engineer V to join our team. This position is critical for maintaining the robustness of our data systems. You'll use your skills in both database engineering and DevOps to establish and upkeep our databases. You'll work closely with application developers, data engineers, and platform engineers to create a database infrastructure that is both efficient and dependable. This is a high-level individual contributor role with chances for leading and mentoring within the Engineering department.


  • Lead efforts to maintain the reliability and stability of our database systems, ensuring high availability and performance.
  • Develop and maintain automation scripts and tools to automate database provisioning, monitoring, and maintenance tasks.
  • Continuously monitor and optimize database performance, including query optimization, index performance and resource utilization.
  • Develop and implement database engineering best practices, including testing, documentation, and code reviews.
  • Explore and evaluate new technologies and tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the engineering team.
  • Mentor and guide engineers, helping them to develop their skills and grow within the organization. Ultimately help developers write better queries and implement simpler database designs.
  • Implement and enforce data security best practices, access controls, and encryption mechanisms to protect sensitive data in motion and at rest

Ideal Qualifications

  • 7+ years of professional experience in database administration, with a focus on PostgreSQL or similar database technologies and in-depth knowledge of database security best practices and experience with security implementations.
  • Strong expertise in cloud-based database solutions, such as Amazon RDS, Azure SQL, or Google CloudSQL and extensive experience working with cloud-based platforms, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Proven experience in database performance tuning and optimization for OLTP AND OLAP workloads.
  • Knowledge of engineering practices, ORM’s, caching, data domain design, CAP theorem
  • 5+ years of experience in data engineering, software engineering, or a related field
  • 1+ years of experience with data warehousing technologies (Snowflake, BigQuery, or Redshift)
  • Strong knowledge of data storage technologies, including SQL, NoSQL, and data processing platforms such as Hadoop and Spark
  • Expertise in data streaming technologies such as Apache Kafka or Google Cloud Pub/Sub.
  • Experience working in CI/CD framework and familiarity with data architecture and design
  • Superb time management, prioritization of tasks and ability to meet deadlines with little supervision
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field (Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Technology, or a related). A master's degree is a plus.

Ideal candidate will thrive in the following culture:

  • Must have an obsession for building quality products
  • Flexibility when there are changing priorities and shifting of gears
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a team player with a strong, self-managing work ethic
  • Must be a self-starter with a passion for software engineering, learning and continuous improvement

Note that candidates must be located in the continental U.S.


ID.me maintains a work environment free from discrimination, where employees are treated with dignity and respect. All ID.me employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling our commitment to equal employment opportunity. ID.me does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. ID.me adheres to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, benefits, social and recreational programs, and discipline. In addition, ID.me's policy is to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances where a particular employee works. Upon request we will provide you with more information about such accommodations.

Please review our Privacy Policy, including our CCPA policy, at id.me/privacy. If you provide ID.me with any personally identifiable information you confirm that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in our Privacy Policy.

ID.me participates in E-Verify.