Job Description: Tech Lead / Full-stack Developer — AI Startup, DBtune
DBtune is an innovative AI startup based in the vibrant Malmö area, a short train ride away from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Lund and Helsingborg, Sweden. Since our founding in 2020, our dedicated team of engineers and Ph.D. researchers has been on a mission to revolutionize cloud and database systems using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
DBtune's core technology is a fully automated service designed to optimize databases. Our optimizer, based on machine learning, tailors each optimization to the specific customer workload and hardware in use. This approach leads to improved key performance indicators, making the process of database tuning more efficient and scalable across hundreds of instances. By utilizing DBtune, users enhance their databases' performance while significantly reducing cloud costs and environmental impact.
We have garnered support from institutional and angel investors in the EU and the US, along with pre-seed funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). With a growing customer base, DBtune is poised to expand its influence even further, scaling our operations to bring AI-driven database optimization to a broader audience.
DBtune is seeking an accomplished engineer with a strong background in building complex software solutions. As a Tech Lead / Full-stack Developer at DBtune, you will play a pivotal role in transforming our ML engine into a more scalable and robust SaaS solution. Working closely with our existing development team, you will be responsible for building the software infrastructure of the DBtune product, with a strong focus on the back-end and overseeing the front-end development. Additionally, you will lead the effort to streamline our internal deployment processes, maintain our cloud-based services for high availability, and implement robust monitoring and alerting systems. Your expertise will drive the creation of a cutting-edge platform hosted on AWS, catering to the needs of our growing customer base.
DBtune encourages employees to attend and represent DBtune at prominent database conferences, sharing expertise and insights on performance engineering and AI-driven database optimization solutions. This role provides a unique platform to contribute to our ongoing mission of revolutionizing cloud and database systems.
The precise position title is kept flexible between Tech Lead and Full-stack Developer based on experience. In this role, you will report to the Technical Product Manager.
Design and build the software infrastructure of the DBtune product in collaboration with the development team.
Contribute to the development of tailored solutions for database optimization.
Apply critical thinking in feature development and the product roadmap.
5+ years of software development experience.
Strong software architecture skills for cloud-based systems.
Experience with API design (REST or GraphQL), databases, and SQL.
Knowledge of infrastructure as code (e.g., Terraform), CI/CD tools (e.g., GitHub Actions), and testing.
A proven history of delivering high-quality work on stringent timelines.
Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
Oral and written proficiency in English.
Degree in Computer Science or related field.
Experience with other cloud platforms (e.g., Azure, Google Cloud).
Familiarity with infrastructure monitoring tools (e.g., Prometheus, Grafana, Datadog).
Some knowledge of UX design (e.g., Figma) and website design principles.
Previous experience in startups or other fast-paced environments.
DBtune fosters a dynamic and collaborative work environment where innovation thrives.
As a tight-knit team, we value diversity, embrace differences, and we are constantly committed to creating a culture, where everyone feels safe, valued, respected, and included. In our journey, we emphasize a culture of continuous learning and professional growth. We believe in the power of creativity to transform the industry, and we encourage each team member to bring their unique perspective to the table. Our team is multinational and is located partially on-site in Malmö and partially fully-remote.
This is a permanent position, presenting abundant opportunities for professional growth and development at DBtune. We take pride in offering a robust Swedish benefits package, ensuring our team's well-being and security. Furthermore, we are committed to investing in our team's continuous learning and skill enhancement. This commitment is exemplified through workshops and conferences, to foster personal and professional growth. In recognition of the importance of work-life balance, we provide flexible work hours.
We will prioritize candidates who are local to Malmö or the neighboring cities, such as Copenhagen and Lund, and keep a 2-day in-office policy, but will keep an open-minded attitude for applicants in other countries and regions close to the CET timezone. Our team in Malmö is part of the Minc startup incubator, which has hosted companies such as Neo4j, Polar Rose, Hövding, and Debricked.
Applications must be written in English and compiled into a PDF-file. They should contain:
Links to previous work/artifacts such as code samples (e.g., Github, personal site, LinkedIn, direct files, blog posts, etc.).
Contact information of at least two professional references. References will be contacted only after the candidate has been informed and following the initial interview stage.
Copies of relevant certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
If you are passionate about AI, machine learning, and creating impactful software solutions, we encourage you to apply! Be part of our journey to transform cloud and database systems and contribute to a more efficient and sustainable future.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.
Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
We want to take you from good to great.