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Database Administrator

PayPay Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥7M ~ ¥12M annually
  • 🏡 Fully remote (from Japan)
  • 🧪 3+ years experience required
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About PayPay

PayPay Minato-ku, Tokyo

With over 55 million registered users (as of February 2023), PayPay is the country’s most popular mobile wallet. Half of all of Japan's smartphone users are using it, and more than 2 billion payments made per year.

Key benefits

  • International engineering team
  • Japanese lessons on company time
  • Incredible scale

About the position

PayPay is looking for DBA engineers who work with databases at scale on mission critical systems.


  • Database operations, including monitoring, configuration management, upgrade, scaling, backup, and data migration
  • Troubleshoot stability and performance problems
  • Educate software engineers on database best practices
  • Research and test new tools in database ecosystems, and adopt them in PayPay

Tech Stack

  • Python, Shell, Go, SQL, PL/SQL
  • Aurora, MySQL, ElasticSearch(ELK), TiDB
  • AWS
  • GitHub, Terraform, Jenkins, Ansible, Flyway
  • Newrelic, Grafana, Prometheus
  • Slack, Zoom, Jira, Confluence


  • More than 3 years of DBA experience with at least 1 year of it using MySQL.
  • Experience in distributed database, such as Cassandra, DynamoDB, TiDB or HBase, Elasticsearch.
  • Familiar with and specialized in one relational database’s configuration, backup, optimization, and monitoring. Possess deep insight and knowledge about your expertise.
  • Familiar with shell and Python

Nice to haves

These aren’t required, but be sure to mention them in your application if you have them.

  • Familiar with Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS
  • Experience troubleshooting critical issues online
  • Experience working with NoSQL or NewSQL databases
  • Experience working with TiDB


7 to 12 million JPY annually.

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