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Database Architect - RSC Platform



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Database Architect - RSC Platform

About Team & About Role:

As a database engineer on the RSC Platform Engineering team, you’ll own the fundamental database infrastructure components that all other Rubrik Security Cloud product teams at Rubrik build upon. You’ll own database architecture for both online and analytics/offline use cases. This role requires strong SQL expertise including schema design and performance tuning. This is an exciting time to join as we are constantly innovating on scaling and operating our foundational services to support product growth.

What You’ll Do:

Rubrik Database Engineers are self-starters, driven, and can manage themselves. We believe in giving engineers responsibility, not tasks. Our goal is to motivate and challenge people to do their best work. Bottom line, if you have a limitless drive and like to win, we want to talk to you - Come make history!

Experience You’ll Need:

  • 12+ years of experience designing and managing relational databases with a focus on performance, security, scalability, reliability, high-availability, and disaster recovery.
  • Experience working with high traffic OLTP databases preferably MySQL.
  • Experience with scripting and automation using languages such as Go/Scala/Python/Java.
  • Experience with backend development and distributed systems.
  • Experience operating database layer of a large scale SaaS product
  • Experience operating mission-critical database applications in on-premise, cloud or in hybrid cloud environments.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in database design and architecture supporting large enterprise customers with high SLO and SLA requirements.
  • Deep expertise in MySQL or relational database internals and diagnosing issues around storage, memory, performance and tuning. ETL experience is also preferred.

About the job

  • Ensure we maintain high availability and durability of our databases
  • Ensure our customers can backup and recover their data without any glitches
  • Design, implement and maintain relational database systems for performance and reliability
  • Own and evolve the data model for various Rubrik cloud product lines
  • Establish best practices for internal teams to write performant SQL queries
  • Tune and configure our databases as well as build tools and scripts to monitor, troubleshoot, and automate our systems
  • Propose test plans, interface with external groups, developers and application owners to arrive at optimal solutions
  • Perform periodic database upgrades minimizing downtime for our customers
  • Design and enhance disaster recovery and backup procedures

With your technical expertise, you design, implement and improve processes, procedures and automation for all database-centric areas. You also test the systems in place and interface with external groups.


  • Identify customer pain-points proactively, and help improve customer experience through software enhancements, tools, documentation, guidelines, and more.
  • Develop relationships with internal product teams, product managers, and key enterprise customers and engage with them to address issues and recommend best practices like query tuning, schema design, instance sizing, flag settings, extensions, and the likes. Help customers perform experiments and scale with different settings to tune (MySQL) instances for their workloads.
  • Perform capacity planning, scaling strategies on production databases to support projected growth.
  • Contribute code actively to improve the product and the core database observability, and to make it more secure and robust.
  • Provide advisory and training to the engineering team.
  • Partner and help drive great cross-functional relationships with internal leadership, stakeholders, and partners to help create highly reliable database services experience for our feature engineering teams.

About the team

Rubrik’s mission is to secure the World’s Data.

The Polaris Platform Bangalore team (a.k.a. Legion team) at Rubrik provides the core platforms and systems that enable product engineers to efficiently build and operate scalable and reliable applications in the cloud and also the on-prem version of the control plane. Polaris Platform has a horizontal charter with our customers being both external customers as well as Rubrik internal teams.

Presently, the Legion team is working on enabling product led trials, license management & enforcement, making its cloud deployment infrastructure more efficient. Legion team also owns the on-prem RSC (RSC-P) version and is currently working on supporting it on different deployments, while ensuring it scales and is performant like its cloud counterpart.

About Rubrik:

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™, delivers data security and operational resilience for enterprises. Rubrik’s big idea is to provide data security and data protection on a single platform, including Zero Trust Data Protection, Ransomware Investigation, Incident Containment, Sensitive Data Discovery, and Orchestrated Application Recovery. This means your data is ready so you can recover the data you need, and avoid paying a ransom. Because when you secure your data, you secure your applications, and you secure your business.

We are a leader in data security, have been recognized as a Forbes Cloud 100 Company, named as a LinkedIn Top 10 Startup and are proud to have earned Great Place to Work® Certification™. There has never been a more exciting time to join Rubrik, and our future is even brighter. The work you do will help propel our next chapter of growth as you do the best work of your career.

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