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Lead Software Engineer

Company: Horizontal Talent
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:


  • We are seeking qualified Database Engineer / Administrator is responsible for independently analyzing database performance characteristics and collaboratively changing the database design to improve performance and resource utilization.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Administers, manages, and monitors all systems, including databases, in development, test, stage and production environments.
    • Design and implementation of Azure Postgres databases, high-availability solutions, replication, encryption, and disaster recovery solutions.
    • Data Partitioning, Purging and Archiving solutions in the Azure PostgreSQL ecosystem.
    • Azure CLI and/or PowerShell.
    • Writing PostgresSQL, including stored procedures, functions, views, and triggers.
    • Query analysis and troubleshooting Leadership responsibilities.
    • Provide technical leadership through example, develop innovation, strategies, processes, and best practices.
    • Monitor database performance, implement changes, and apply new patches and versions when required.
    • Manage PostgreSQL databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
    • Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
    • Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.
    • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end
    • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
    • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.
    • Own and manage uptime and performance SLAs.
    • Ability to work well with team globally specifically in India.
    • Work with Development and QA team, guide developers on following best coding practices to write optimal & efficient code.


      • 5+ years in database tuning and project support, database server upgrades and migrations, writing and troubleshooting database stored procedures.
      • In-depth knowledge of security best practices including database encryption, column level encryption, SSL/TLS connection encryption, and service specific account permissions.
      • Experience with Azure databases specifically Azure Postgres.
      • Good understanding of DevOps and the role of database administration teams in DevOps.
      • Experience performing database deployments (CI/CD)
      • Advanced knowledge of performance tuning and administration, query analysis, performance monitoring and tuning, and maintenance routines
      • Experience with data warehouse and reporting technologies (specifically Power Bi) a plus.
      • Background in automating processes
      • Experience with creating and maintaining database infrastructure.
      • Experience interacting with customers on an as needed basis.


        • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Business, Engineering, or other related field; or a combination of commensurate experience and education.

          Projects the candidate will be working on:

          • Curo is chartered with transforming care delivery by focusing on the member and leveraging deep clinical expertise, breakthrough technology, and advanced analytics and AI/ML to deliver the right insights to the right clinician at the right time with a focus on leveraging and productizing internal technologies, solutions and components across the enterprise to provide a market-leading solution for Utilization Management, Prior Authorization, Case & Disease Management and Concurrent Review.

            Ideal Background:

            • Experience as a Postgres DBA in a cloud environment
            • Performance Tuning experience with Postgres in a cloud environment
            • Experience in the healthcare industry
            • Good communication skills.


              • Good communication skills, Good understanding of how applications and databases interact and need to be tuned. Good understanding of how the data and the business interact

                Top Requirements:

                • Experience as a Postgres DBA in a cloud environment 5+ years
                • Performance Tuning experience with Postgres in a cloud environment 5+ years
                • Good communication skills

                  Team and Team size:

                  • The Database team consists of myself as manager, 1 Lead, 1 onshore powerbi developer, 1 offshore database developer/powerbi.
                  • We will be adding one more offshore database developer.
                  • The DevOps Team also contains 2 cloud engineers.
                  • We have 3 developer Agile teams onshore and 4 offshore and are quickly expanding.

Keywords: Horizontal Talent, Schaumburg , Lead Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Schaumburg, Illinois

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