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Database Engineer

HYLIION ( is engineering a revolution in the trucking industry with the introduction of the Hyliion Intelligent Hybrid-Electric Drive Axle which delivers up to 30% fuel and emissions savings to heavy duty tractor trailers.  This patent pending technology has won accolades from the U.S. Department of Energy, Wells Fargo, Shell Technology Ventures and NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future. Hyliion brings instant hybrid efficiency and positive ROI to both new and existing tractor trailers. 

Position Overview

The Database Engineer will serve as the lead technical resource in the development, implementation and oversight of the database systems.  Responsible for software and database development, optimization based on best practices and proactive maintenance to ensure database systems integrity, performance, and availability levels meet business and operational needs.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate with Hyliion staff on the ETL processes necessary to successfully incorporate data into our PostgreSQL database
  • Using SQL, query Hylliion data sources to extract information for internal requests of data
  • Perform unassisted research towards the goals of the company
  • Contribute to and lead architecture/design conversations and code reviews
  • Design and implement features for new and existing products, features, APIs, platforms and frameworks
  • Responsible for the design, development and administration of transactional and analytical data constructs/structures.
  • Write complex stored procedures based on business requirements
  • Analyze legacy stored procedures/processes
  • Take ownership of database related adhoc, request, incidents, alerts, escalations, research and respond to resolve in a timely manner.
  • Must be a team player, collaborate with application tams to ensure successful integration testing and delivery.
  • Write scripts to create databases and database objects
  • Write scripts to create views, procedures, and functions in support of application development.
  • Actively contribute to the configuration, layout and performance tuning of the production infrastructure.
  • Prepare and conduct system and programming tests requiring interfacing of hardware and software.

Required Critical Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ yrs’ of experience with PostgreSQL
  • Experience with distributed PostgreSQL (GreenPLUM, EnterpriseDB, PostgreXL/XC/X2, etc)
  • Experience with Java, C, C++ or other OOP language or
  • Experience with Erlang, Go, Lisp, Scala or other functional language
  • 3 years of database development in PostgreSQL
  • High-level PL/pgSQL knowledge and experience
  • Experience with database design
  • Experience building and maintaining complex mission-critical production database systems
  • Experience analyzing issues holistically, from the application tier through the database, down to the storage.
  • Located in, or willingness to re-locate to Austin, TX


  • Help make the world a cleaner place by revolutionizing the trucking industry.
  • Work with a team that operates at an incredible fast pace in a high-energy environment. 
  • Unlimited vacation.
  • Competitive salary, equity and benefits including medical, dental & vision.
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