About Us

Since 2016, dbt Labs has been on a mission to help analysts create and disseminate organizational knowledge. dbt Labs pioneered the practice of analytics engineering, built the primary tool in the analytics engineering toolbox, and has been fortunate enough to see a fantastic community coalesce to help push the boundaries of the analytics engineering workflow. Today there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and over 4,100 dbt Cloud customers. You can learn more about our values here.

About the role:

This role is open to candidates located in Ireland.

Our current database management capabilities require enhancement in deep technical expertise across a variety of database technologies to manage performance optimizations, complex troubleshooting, and scalability challenges effectively. The Database Reliability Engineer will bring specialized knowledge that will help in managing multiple database systems efficiently, ensuring continuous operation and optimal performance across all platforms. Centralizing database reliability expertise within this role enables other teams to focus effectively on their primary development and operational responsibilities.

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Effectively and efficiently manageme various database environments with high availability and optimal performance.
  • Proactive and continuous improvement in database health, including performance tuning and troubleshooting across all utilized database technologies.
  • Provide successful mentorship and strategic guidance to development teams, infrastructure teams, and architects, enhancing overall database utilization and operational efficiency.

You are a good fit if you have:

  • Extensive experience with various database technologies, including relational databases like PostgreSQL and MySQL, and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB or Cassandra.
  • Proven track record with cloud database solutions (e.g., AWS RDS, Azure SQL Database, Google Cloud SQL).
  • Solid understanding of database replication, high availability strategies, and disaster recovery techniques.
  • Strong problem-solving skills combined with analytical prowess.
  • Excellent communication skills for effective collaboration across technical and non-technical teams.
  • Organizational and proactive skills in managing database environments.

You'll have an edge if you have:

  • Familiarity with emerging database technologies tailored to specific business needs (e.g., time-series databases, graph databases).
  • Experience with database proxy solutions like PgBouncer, Amazon RDS Proxy, or similar technologies.
  • Experience in guiding development practices in ORM frameworks for various programming languages.


  • Have 4+ years experience in Infrastructure Engineering experience
  • Minimum requirement of Bachelors degree in related field (computer science, computer engineering, etc.) OR
  • Completed enrollment in engineering related bootcamp

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity Stake*
  • Benefits - dbt Labs offers:
    • Unlimited vacation (and yes we use it!)
    • 401k w/3% guaranteed contribution
    • Excellent healthcare
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Wellness stipend
    • Home office stipend, and more!

What to expect in the hiring process (all video interviews unless accommodations are needed):

  • Interview with a Talent Acquisition Partner 
  • Technical Interview with Hiring Manager
  • Team Interviews 
  • Final interview with leadership team member


Who we are

At dbt Labs, we have developed strong opinions on how companies should practice analytics.

Specifically, we believe that:

  • Code, not graphical user interfaces, is the best abstraction to express complex analytic logic
  • Data analysts should adopt similar practices and tools to software developers
  • Critical analytics infrastructure should be controlled by its users as open source software
  • Analytic code itself — not just analytics tools — will increasingly be open source

It turns out that a lot of other people believe this too! Today, there are 30,000 companies using dbt every week, 100,000 dbt Community members, and 4,100 companies paying for dbt Cloud. Our customers include JetBlue, Hubspot, Vodafone New Zealand, and Dunelm. dbt is synonymous with the practice of analytics engineering, defining an entire industry. We’re backed by top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, and Altimeter. 

dbt Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to building an inclusive team that welcomes a diversity of perspectives, people, and backgrounds regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected status. We feel strongly that whether or not your experience exactly fits the job description, your passion and skills will stand out and set you apart even if your career has taken some twists and turns.  If you are on the fence about whether you meet our requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway! Please reach out to us directly at recruiting@dbtlabs.com if you need assistance or an accommodation

Want to learn more about our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dbt Labs? Check out our DEI page here

dbt Labs reserves the right to amend or withdraw the posting at any time. For employees outside the United States, dbt Labs offers a competitive benefits package. Equity or comparable benefits may be offered depending on the legal or country limitations.


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