Database Engineer

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Full-time

About the company:

PharmEasy is a series A funded startup that was launched in March,2015 in Mumbai location. We are a Mobile-First, On-Demand, Health Delivery Marketplace.

Currently, Pharmeasy is operating in 7 cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune and Jaipur with over 1 lac active customers transacting 2000+ orders every day. Growing at a rapid pace month on month, Pharmeasy is the biggest and the fastest growing pharmacy aggregator in the country.

Product Vision:

We aim to improve accessibility and affordability to quality healthcare. Broadly we are looking at:

Affordable healthcare: The single most important goal of PharmEasy is to provide affordable healthcare for all. To achieve that goal, we have built a vertically integrated system which involves manufacturers, distributors and retailers. This has enabled us to provide 20% savings on prescribed medicines and over 40% savings on home based diagnostic test services through the commissions we generate.

Personalization: Health is very personal to an individual. We want to provide a personal and unique experience to each user specifically based on their health data. Giving users relevant content on how they can manage their disease better to giving them useful information like side effects of the medicines they are having to maybe popular cheaper alternatives to the medicines they are having. Also reminding them about any periodic checkups or diagnosis that they need to undergo.

True Medical ID: Health data today is broken up into various pieces such as prescriptions, diagnostic reports and lifestyle data. People use various technologies that track their daily health data such as wearables. Imagine a platform that in the future lets users know based on their daily run that they need to get themselves checked for a certain ailment and then book that diagnostic test for them as well. A platform that then regularly checks based on their health data whether they are doing better and when they need to get themselves checked again. Pharmeasy wants to be that one platform that monitors your health and gives you regular updates about it.

Come join us, in building the future of healthcare space at PharmEasy!

 Role Details:

We want to create a Database Team which is responsible for the fleet of databases, sharding, search indices and the transactional queries that we have to provide to be durable, reliable and performant. Initially this person will be expected to understand the technical details of the code base and fully understand how PharmEasy’s existing systems work and also actively contribute to that. Finally, this person’s primary work is to create a Database infrastructure that can scale and be reliable at the same time.


  • Keep the databases working at optimal levels
  • The database should be operationally robust (no data loss, predictable, operational expertise)
  • It should be horizontally scalable both in Storage and IOPS.
  • Its write availability should be high
  • Secondary index support should be present. Our Data can be looked up by the team/clients/partners in various ways
  • No downtime for operations such as expanding storage, backup, adding indexes, adding data or adding columns.


You are an expert in the operation of MySQL, MongoDB, Solr, ElasticSearch, or other similar storage technologies