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Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Data Store



Other Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

About the role:

Forter is seeking a Senior Infrastructure Engineer with a focus on Database Solutions to join our Data Stores team. We are looking for a proactive, detail-oriented individual to be responsible for designing, implementing, and delivering database solutions that are the core of Forter products. If you are passionate about database solutions and want to contribute to a dynamic and innovative team, we would love to hear from you.

As a member of the data stores team, you will work alongside highly technical software engineers shaping the way Forter stores vast amounts of data. You will be entrusted with the designing, implementation, and delivery of database solutions that are the right fit for the requirements. Your unique perspective and experience will bring innovative ideas to the team and help us deliver long-term database solutions.

Some things you should know about the team:

As the Data Stores team, we are responsible for implementing and delivering database solutions that handle and store petabytes of data. Our focus is on scalability, low latency, high throughput, and geo-distributed database systems, capable of ingesting terabytes of data every second. We provide seamless, reliable, and scalable database solutions, which are a key component for Forter's Machine Learning Models that deliver highly accurate, real-time risk decisions to protect our customers from fraud. Continually adapting to the evolving landscape and trends in databases, we implement new database offerings to ensure Forter's innovative solutions stay ahead in the market.

What you'll be doing:

  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable, reliable, and efficient database solutions.

  • Lead and mentor engineers to ensure the seamless operation of our database systems.

  • Investigate and implement performance and cost optimizations for our database solutions.

  • Create or introduce tooling and processes to support the operational aspects required for maintaining large database solutions.

  • Contribute to the continual improvement of our database infrastructure.

  • Stay updated with the latest trends and technologies for databases, and implement new database offerings as needed.

  • Participate in on-call rotations to ensure the availability and performance of our database systems.

What you'll need:

  • Proven experience in designing and maintaining large-scale database solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of database principles, distributed systems, and database management.
  • Experience with both Relational and NoSQL databases, managing Terabytes of Data.
  • Experience with MySQL, Postgres, or MariaDB.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g: Aerospike, Cassandra, ScyllaDB, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Experience with AWS Infrastructure and database products.
  • Strong Linux troubleshooting experience.
  • Proficiency in Bash, Python, or Go.
  • Experience with configuration management (Chef, ansible, terraform, or cloud formation)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills.

It would be cool if you have:

  • Experience with OLAP databases (e.g: Druid, Pinot, Clickhouse)
  • Experience with Kubernetes

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and bonus plan
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
  • Private health insurance, including vision and dental coverage
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Half-day Fridays, every Friday
  • Home office stipend

About us:

Digital commerce is built on trust. At every point along the eCommerce journey, businesses must make a critical decision: Can I trust this customer? Answering this simple question accurately and instantly is powerful—it can accelerate revenue growth and strengthen a company’s connection with its customers. How do we do it? Forter was founded on the insight that it's not about what is being purchased, nor where— but who is behind the interaction.

The Forter Decision Engine finds patterns across more than one billion identities in our dataset. We isolate fraudsters and protect customers—ensuring everyone gets the experience they deserve. Given that trust is central to how we operate, Forter is very much driven by a defined set of values. We attract remarkable talent and have retention and engagement levels that are well above benchmarks. We’re meticulous about strengthening our culture as we grow and ensuring this is an environment where people can have outsized impact.

Trust is backed by data – Forter is a recipient of over 10 workplace and innovation awards, including:

Life as a Forterian:

We are a team of over 500 Forterians spread across 3 different continents. Since 2013, we've raised $525 million from investors such as Tiger Global, Bessemer, Sequoia Capital, March Capital and Salesforce Ventures. We're on a mission to bring trust to global digital commerce so that companies like Nordstrom, Priceline, Instacart and ASOS can block fraud, drive revenue and improve customer experience.

At Forter, we believe unique people create unique ideas, and valuable experience comes in many forms. So, even if your background doesn't match everything we have listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply and tell us why your skills and values could be an asset to us. By welcoming different perspectives, we grow together as humans and as a company.

Forter is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at This information will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of determining an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.
Hybrid work:

At Forter, we have embraced a hybrid work model that combines the benefits of in-office collaboration with the flexibility of remote work. As part of this exciting approach, Team members are invited to work from the office at least 2 days per week. Within these two days, we encourage employees to join each week, for a department Team Day and for a Hub Day within each office. Your recruiter will share the specifics of these days.

Our hope is that a balance of in-person collaboration will aid massively in employee professional growth, development and relationship-building.