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Senior Database Developer

| Greater Boston Area
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Senior Database Engineer:


Quilt is an early stage startup tasked with addressing one of the largest problems facing America today: the perfect storm of people living longer AND saving less. As an independent subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company, Quilt has the resources to make a real difference and the agility to succeed where traditional, old school financial services companies have failed in the past.


Currently in the product development stage, Quilt plans to launch its first financial product in mid-2019. We’re looking for an experienced database engineer to join our small but growing team and lead the effort to translate our business concept into an interactive application.


You’ll get to

  • Support the entire database lifecycle, from design to implementation to operation to evolution

  • Identify system and application performance bottlenecks, optimize queries and work with infrastructure and application development teams where necessary to resolve

  • Identify and implement architectural changes to improve the systems’ overall stability, availability, security, and performance

  • Provide architectural design changes to enhance key subsystems like analytics engine

  • Participate in the design and development of AWS-based data platform


In the past you have…

  • Developed experience in database architectural and engineering

  • Managed relational and non-relational databases such as Postgres, MySQL, and DynamoDB in AWS

  • Performed database programming using stored procedures

  • Implemented high availability and disaster recovery architectures for databases

  • Worked with development teams to build and maintain custom database applications

  • Developed familiarity with database security concepts and controls, e.g. access control, encryption, and auditing

  • Participated in Agile software development methodologies

  • Worked with multiple database platforms


It’d be nice if you also have…

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python and JS frameworks


You want to work at a company who values…

  • Having a sense of humor

  • Talking through complex issues while respecting viewpoints of others

  • Working with data and letting the analytics be your guide

  • Collaborative project and product development

  • Thinking about what we’re building - not just how it'll be delivered

  • Keeping it simple

  • Being proactive


Position Requirements

  • 10+ years work experience in software engineering or related field

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, such as computer science or equivalent experience

  • Work from our Boston office

  • Some business travel to other corporate offices

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. with or without sponsorship


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to embody our brand and values as you apply your expertise to build financial products that tackle, head-on, the retirement and longevity issues facing America.


We pay competitive base salaries and provide significant team performance bonuses. Our salary structure is commensurate with experience. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program, including medical insurance, 401(K) with match, and a pension offered through our corporate parent, MassMutual.


Quilt is a high-growth team and equal opportunity employer with many opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. Our team values diversity and encourages all races, religions, colors, origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages, marital statuses, veterans, and abilities to apply.

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