Senior Database Engineer, PostgreSQL

Engineering San Mateo, California


IPSY is an innovative fast-growing beauty company headquartered in San Mateo, CA. We are looking for an experienced PostgreSQL Database Engineer to join our growing Engineering team. You will be responsible for database performance tuning and the overall health of our databases in the AWS RDS / Aurora environments. You will also work with other engineers to build good data infrastructure and monitor and ensure proper database usage.

Are you hands-on and thrive in a fluid, high-performance, entrepreneurial environment? Do you have a passion for learning and innovating? If so, we want to hear from you!

Must-Have Qualifications:

  • Expert level knowledge of SQL and query optimization.
  • Expert level knowledge of PostgreSQL.
  • Expert level knowledge of schema design, including star schemas.
  • Experience with AWS RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with ETL pipelines.
  • Experience with data warehousing.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Nice-to-Have Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Java and JDBC.
  • Experience with hibernate or grails/GORM.
  • Experience with Amazon Redshift.
  • Experience with big data and analytics tools.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

About us:

IPSY was founded with one singular mission: to inspire individuals around the world to express their unique beauty. That’s how the IPSY Glam Bag came to life. With five products personalized for you—plus articles, videos, and more on—you’re free to try new things and express who you are. IPSY Shopper takes our mission to the next level by making beauty more accessible, rewarding, and liberating than ever before. And with IPSY Gen Beauty, Open Studios, and all the creator content that we post each day, our intention has remained the same: to give every individual the tools to form their own definition of beauty. With over 3M members and 8K digital content creators in our community, and generating over half a billion monthly content views, we’re just getting started.

IPSY is headquartered in the Bay Area with an office in New York City and a studio production and editing facility in Los Angeles. The company achieved profitability in its first year and raised a series B round of $100M with Sherpa Capital and TPG in 2015. We owe all of our success to our inspiring, energizing employees who make exceptional things happen every single day—fearless thinking, tenacity, and a pioneering spirit push us forward. From marketing and media to engineering and operations, we are united in our goal to democratize beauty, making it accessible and affordable for everyone and fearlessly representing individuality and inclusivity. We dream. We empower. We create. And we have great fun doing it together.

Take a look at for some exciting opportunities to join our team. And check us out at, @ipsyofficial on Snapchat, and @ipsy on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.