Out-of-pocket healthcare costs are skyrocketing each year, forcing people across America to make difficult decisions about their health and money. We started Lively because we believe no one should have to sacrifice their personal health for their financial health. Lively makes it easier to manage rising costs through Health Savings Accounts (HSA) that allow people not only save on the costs of healthcare today, but plan for the costs of tomorrow.

Located in San Francisco, Lively is backed by the top institutional and individual investors including Costanoa Ventures, Y-Combinator, Ally Ventures, The Durant Company, SV Angel, Point Judith Capital, Streamlined Ventures, among others. We have just raised a $27M Series B financing round (over $40M raised to-date) and we want to grow our product development team rapidly with talented engineers. At Lively, we promote a productive and collaborative culture. We work hard, have fun, and treat people with respect.

Job Description

We are looking for a Database engineer to join our team. As an integral member of the engineering team, you’ll be helping us build a sophisticated, next generation financial services and benefits platform. Our customers trust us with a lot: integrating seamlessly across financial institutions, moving money, tracking balances, helping with their healthcare decisions, and keeping their data extremely secure. In order to take on this mission we're building our applications on a solid web stack based on Node.js/Typescript, React and Postgres.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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  • Work closely with the rest of engineering to design highly optimized data stores and models
  • Monitor, maintain and tune databases in all environments.
  • Tune complex SQL queries to be highly performant.
  • Create data migration scripts.
  • Create and maintain documentation on data dictionaries.
  • Be accountable for production database uptime, security and reliability.

We take great care and pride in building features that will delight our customers. You will be responsible for a lot so you should feel comfortable in a fast paced, growing, and nimble environment, keeping in mind that everything we do is to better the lives of our users!


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of experience in database engineering.
  • Experience with relational databases (preferably Postgres)
  • Document-based database is a plus.
  • Experience with debugging and optimizing SQL queries.
  • Working knowledge of database replication, security and administration.
  • Working knowledge of ETL techniques and tools.
  • Bonus: working knowledge of database offerings in AWS.
  • Demonstrated appreciation and understanding of the product domain the data model is built for.
  • Someone who isn't afraid of responsibility, a good sense of humor and a down-to-earth personality.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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