Staff Database Performance Engineer at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United States - Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product Development Operations

Guidewire's development team is looking for a smart, proactive, and results- oriented Staff level Database Performance Engineer to design databases for, measure performance of, troubleshoot and optimize our software solutions. You will have the opportunity to make an impact and contribute to a sophisticated application suite of software products for the property & casualty insurance industry that generate over 500 million dollars of revenue annually, mission- critical to 100+ enterprises serving more than a million users.

Our SaaS offerings support large scale data volumes, heavy server load, and complex business logic running in the cloud. Our teams are lean, empowered, and collaborative. You'll work alongside intelligent colleagues who've checked their egos at the door.

Successful Staff Database Engineers at Guidewire typically have 10+ years


  • Hands-on experience designing and optimizing relational databases in the context of a Java application.
  • Expertise in SQL query tuning.
  • Curiosity and internal motivation to discover multiple root causes to complex technical problems.
  • Excellent communication skills: speak your mind and defend ideas based on technical & practical merit.
  • Technical leadership skills: mentoring engineers across development and operations on performance problem resolution and best practices.

Key technical qualifications include extensive experience with:

  • Two or more relational databases: Aurora Postgres, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server.
  • Identifying application, database and system metrics for analyzing and benchmarking performance.
  • Database performance monitoring tools (SolarWinds DPA, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Performance Insights).
  • Analyzing performance using AWR and/or DMV.
  • One or more cloud services (AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud).

The ideal candidate has a Computer Science degree or equivalent and shares our core values: collegiality, integrity, and rationality. See and hear from our employees at ****

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Staff Database Performance Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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