Postgre Database Architect, mobile banking services

  • Monese
  • Harju County, Estonia
  • Sep 26, 2017
Full time Design Developer

Job Description


About Monese

At Monese we believe that access to banking and financial services is a right that everybody should enjoy. We are on a mission to ensure that anyone in the world who needs a bank account can get one. By using leading edge technology via smartphones, we offer services that are easy to access, simple to use and cheap to run for anybody.

The first Monese product already serves tens of thousands of customers in the UK and Europe, and we are adding new services on a regular basis.

Our fast-growing team is located in London, UK and Tallinn, Estonia. By working with us, you will be part of a carefully selected team who are great at what they do and share the belief in our mission of making banking available to everybody. We’re not just a start-up with an idea; we have a proven business model that is growing exponentially and generates strong revenues.


About the role

We opened our doors 2 years ago. Obviously - we have systems working, databases up and running. But this is a start-up – i.e. we add functionality, polish stuff, expand and grow fast (clients, transactions etc.). So far, our awesome Engineering team has been planning the architecture of databases and optimised these. But you probably know there is a moment this kind of systems badly need a dedicated geek with experience to take over and own it.

So, now we are looking for a talented Database Architect to make sure our mission critical systems are up and running, and several aspects are taken care of:

  • Global scalability
  • Archiving
  • Optimising
  • Planning of distributed DB systems


Buzzwords: PostgreSQL, AWS, RDS, cloud, sharding, Linux


We are looking for:

  • 4+ years of experience of large scale PostgeSQL databases setup, design and maintenance
  • 2+ years of AWS experience
  • Someone who only needs to take one look at a database schema and process tables, and already know what can be improved
  • Experience in working in agile development environment
  • Strong prototyping skills
  • Good balance of planning and executing
  • Can do attitude
  • Fluent English skills
  • Team player


What we consider a plus:

  • Knowledge of big data
  • Start-up experience


Benefits of working at Monese:

  • Opportunities to progress in your career, being an essential part of a growing team and processes.
  • An opportunity for independent and self-reliant work.
  • Knowing your contributions matter on every level in making our service the best it can be.
  • International team and fun office environment with plenty of perks.
  • An incredible team of open-minded people dedicated to creating the best banking product yet.