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Database Administrator II

ClassyRemote; San Diego, CaliforniaFull-time$79k - $108kDec 5, 2023
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Classy, an affiliate of GoFundMe, is a Public Benefit Corporation and giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about. Classy's platform provides powerful and intuitive fundraising tools to convert and retain donors. Since 2011, Classy has helped nonprofits mobilize and empower the world for good by helping them raise over $6 billion. Classy also hosts the Collaborative conference and the Classy Awards to spotlight the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe. For more information, visit

About the role:

Classy's Product Technology team is hiring a Database Administrator II to help design, build, and maintain our data services and infrastructure that drive vast volumes of financial transactions measured in millions. The ideal candidate will combine solid engineering expertise with product aptitude, driven by exciting technical challenges that come with scale, and thrive in a fast-paced, iterative, and collaborative environment. We want to talk to you if you are unfazed by the idea of optimizing and extending existing systems to make them more robust, maintainable, and scalable. 


What you’ll accomplish:

  • Have a critical role in maintaining robust, fault-tolerant, data integration service layers.
  • Assist Software Engineers in implementing and delivering new features leading to higher adoption of fundraising tools on the platform.
  • Build reporting and monitoring tools to ensure the stability and security of the system.
  • Develop on our highly scalable data platforms that include Aurora (MySQL), Atlas (MongoDB), Redshift and Redis.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot data processing bottlenecks to determine courses of action that predicate microservice design
  • Help develop best practices data management processes with an eye on distributed database architectures and resiliency.
  • Participate in an engineering culture of “always be learning” where the sharing and learning from failures is celebrated and the giving and receiving of constructive candid feedback is highly encouraged.
  • Maintaining existing databases with upgrades, scheduled jobs, backup/restores and security.


What you bring (Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years maintaining highly scalable projects involving cloud-based infrastructures.
  • Excellent understanding of distributed data models with experience debugging distributed databases with high data loads.
  • Strong experience writing performant SQL/MQL queries for relational and non-relational databases with the ability to know what the impact of complex queries entail.
  • Proficient with programming and scripting (for example, Python, Linux Shell, Javascript ES6, Node.js, AWS (Lambda, SNS, EC2, ECS)), with the ability to read and understand existing source code in order to analyze performance and recommend improvements.
  • Experience with APM tools such as NewRelic or DataDog, and how to use those tools to troubleshoot performance issues.
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies.
  • Proficiency in schema design in relational and NoSQL databases (MySQL, MongoDB).
  • A deep sense of quality, and sharp engineering skills with strong computer science fundamentals.
  • Experience with multi-regional cloud computing database infrastructure

What would be awesome to have (Preferred):

  • Knowledge of CRM data architecture, such as Salesforce (SFDC) or Microsoft (Dynamics 365) 
  • Experience with cached data store or search technology for fast runtime access (OpenSearch, GraphQL, Splunk, Solr, Algolia)
  • Comfortable with working on loosely coupled microservices.
  • Experience with code versioning tools (GIT/Bitbucket).
  • Experience supporting Big Data solutions

Why you’ll love it here: 

  • Market competitive pay
  • Rich healthcare benefits, including employer paid premiums for medical/dental/vision (100% for employee only plans and 85% for employee + dependent plans) and employer HSA contributions. 
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
  • Hybrid workplace with fully remote flexibility for many roles
  • Monetary support for new hire setup, hybrid work & wellbeing, family planning, and commuting expenses
  • A variety of mental and wellness programs to support employees   
  • Generous paid parental leave and family planning stipend
  • Supportive time off policies including vacation, sick/mental health days, volunteer days, company holidays, and a floating holiday
  • Learning & development and recognition programs
  • Gives Back Program where employees can nominate a fundraiser every month for a donation from the company
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging are vital to our priorities and we continue to evolve our strategy to ensure DEI is embedded in all processes and programs at GoFundMe. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team is always finding new ways for our company to uphold and represent the experiences of all of the people in our organization.
  • Employee resource groups
  • Your work has a real purpose and will help change lives on a global scale.
  • You’ll be a part of a fun, supportive team that works hard and celebrates accomplishments together. 
  • We live by our core values: impatient to be great, find a way, earn trust every day, fueled by purpose
  • We are a certified Great Place to Work, are growing fast and have incredible opportunities ahead!
  • Our commitment to Sustainability. Classy exists to create a sustainable world for all. 


Dedication to Diversity 

Classy is working toward building a more diverse and inclusive environment that is representative of individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles, allowing all employees to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves in a space that enables productivity and meaningful work.


The total annual salary for this full-time position is $79,500 - $108,000 + equity + benefits.  As this is a remote position, the salary range was determined by role, level, and possible location across the US. 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 based on your location during the hiring process. 


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