Jobs for Developers

Database Engineer (SQL Server and MySQL)

DiligentFull-time$100k - $255k*Budapest, HungaryJan 18, 2024
Apply for this job

About Us

Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG. Empowering more than 1 million users and 700,000 board members and leaders with a holistic view of their organization’s GRC practices so they can make better decisions, faster. No matter the challenge.

At Diligent, you are an agent of positive change. You are joining a team of passionate, smart, creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place. Be a part of a global community on a mission to make a real impact.

Learn more at

Position Overview 

This role is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly motivated global team of Database Engineers, working on critical projects across multiple database systems. The Senior Database Engineer will play a critical role in filling a gap between Database Operations and Development Teams. While tuning and monitoring performance of our extensive database stack will be the primary focus of this role, there will be many opportunities to extend one’s skills into other areas. Extensive training and growth opportunities will be provided, but the candidate should be able to demonstrate high level of competency in SQL and knowledge of inner workings of various database server components. We are ideally looking for a candidate who is willing to learn and grow in a highly supportive team work environment.  Currently the team consists of 10 members in various geographical regions looking after SQL Server, MySQL/MariaDB, Cassandra and Couchbase both on-premise and in the cloud.  

Key Responsibilities 

  • Performance tune SQL queries using industry standard monitoring solutions 
  • Offer expertise and guidance on code optimization 
  • Troubleshoot database Server issues and performance bottlenecks 
  • Produce clear documentation for delivered solutions 
  • Work closely with Development teams (and be their point of contract for performance related enquiries) 
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where applicable automate approaches for system administrations tasks 
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs 
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communication with impacted stakeholders. 
  • Perform on-going performance tuning, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required 

Essential skills: 

  • Proficiency in query tuning using T-SQL 
  • Be able to understand and discuss query plans 
  • Good understanding of performance tuning best practices  
  • Good understanding of inner workings of SQL Server engine 
  • AWS or Azure cloud experience 


  • Experience with at least one of the following Database Management Systems: 
  • MariaDB/MySQL 
  • Cassandra 
  • Couchbase 
  • Automations and scripting (PowerShell, Python or any other) 
  • Data Warehouse (either reporting or ETL side) 

What Diligent Offers You 

  • Creativity is ingrained in our culture. We are innovative collaborators by nature. We thrive in exploring how things can be differently both in our internal processes and to help our clients
  • We care about our people. Diligent offers a flexible work environment, global days of service, comprehensive health benefits, meeting free days, generous time off policy and wellness programs to name a few
  • We have teams all over the world. We may be headquartered in New York City, but we have office hubs in Washington D.C., Vancouver, London, Galway, Budapest, Munich, Bengaluru, Singapore, and Sydney.
  • Diversity is important to us. Growing, maintaining and promoting a diverse team is a top priority for us. We foster and encourage diversity through our Employee Resource Groups and provide access to resources and education to support the education of our team, facilitate dialogue, and foster understanding.

Diligent created the modern governance movement. Our world-changing idea is to empower leaders with the technology, insights and connections they need to drive greater impact and accountability – to lead with purpose. Our employees are passionate, smart, and creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place. 

Headquartered in New York, Diligent has offices in Washington D.C., Baltimore, London, Galway, Budapest, Vancouver, Bengaluru, Munich, and Sydney. 


We are a drug free workplace. Diligent is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, protected veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Diligent's EEO Policy and Know Your Rights. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].

To all recruitment agencies: Diligent does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Diligent employees or any other organization location. Diligent is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Alternative Jobs