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Database Performance Engineer



Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Salesforce is looking for a Senior/Lead Database Performance Engineer to join the Core Database Performance team. This team is responsible for proactively finding and making performance fixes and optimizations in our production environment by tuning SQL queries, database parameters, etc. to ensure the platform can scale and perform at its peak levels at all times. Team also handles customer escalations with regards to performance and either provides the right solutions or works with other teams in driving the right fixes in our code base.


  • Work on improving Database Performance (SQL/Performance Tuning)

  • Monitor and respond to trends in Production workload performance before they become a problem

  • Work with our Development teams to design and tune Salesforce products for Optimal Performance and Scalability

  • Work with our Operations Staff to triage and resolve Production performance issues

  • Supervise Database Performance and usage, optimizing both queries and the code that generates them

  • Participate in On-call rotation

Basic Qualifications

  • Proven hands on experience in Oracle Performance Tuning,

  • Development and Maintenance of SQL, PL/SQL

  • Experience with PostgreSQL a plus

  • Experience working on multiple Databases?

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent working knowledge of SQL Trace, TKPROF, Statspack, and AWR reports

  • Experience troubleshooting locking issues, wait for events, hang analysis and develop solutions to fix them

  • Experience in identifying bottlenecks for Scalability and Performance

  • Experience with Database Cluster/Multi-tenant/cloud Architecture (RAC, Grid Infrastructure).

  • Experience with PostgreSQL Performance Tuning - should this be a plus

  • Working in a highly collaborative team


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