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Date:  Jul 30, 2022

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Senior Architect, Database

At Sephora, we stand together and we stand for something more. For empowerment, for exploration, for the opportunity to impact people’s lives through the unlimited power of beauty. So we embrace uniqueness, unleash creativity, and pursue progress every day.  Sparked by energy and excitement, our passion is contagious.

We are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty.

Reimagine your future, with Sephora.


Your role at Sephora:

As a Senior Architect, Database at Sephora, you will: Design data replication (“DR”) technologies utilizing best practices to implement solutions for business critical databases. Work on database scalability, performance, and high availability for technology projects. Work on cost optimization across database technologies. Evaluate new database product features and architecture. Design and build highly available and high-volume relational databases. Analyze, develop and implement database solutions that meet growth and performance requirements. Develop database solutions and design proposed systems. Define database physical structure and functional capabilities, security, back-up, and recovery specifications. Perform activities for database design, data maintenance, database security and database management. Maintain database performance by identifying and resolving production and application development problems, calculating optimum values for parameters, and evaluating, integrating, and installing new releases. Use industry best practices to ensure systems are protected from data loss in compliance with established business continuity and DR practices, and apply best practices and standards to build and administrate databases. Mentor junior DBA team members. Lead, design and implement innovative database solutions using Oracle, MySQL and other NoSQL database technologies. Perform detailed analysis of application needs and technical environments and use this in designing quality technical databases solutions. Work with stakeholders and cross-functional teams to develop new solutions and enhance existing solutions. (Work from home is permitted up to 50% of the time with supervisor approval.)

We are excited about you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Systems
  • five (5) years of progressively responsible post-baccalaureate experience in database architecture design and implementation

Experience must include:

  • Data Replication (DR) solution implementation;
  • MySQL databases (Cassandra and Mongo DB);
  • Oracle Database;
  • RAC Clusters; and
  • Oracle 10g and 11g.


Working at Sephora’s Field Support Center (FSC)

Our North American operations are based in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, but you won’t hear us call it a headquarters – it’s the Field Support Center (FSC). At the FSC, we support our stores in providing the best possible experience for every client. Dedicated teams cater to our client’s every need by creating covetable assortments, curated content, compelling storytelling, smart strategy, skillful analysis, expert training, and more. It takes a lot of curious and confident individuals, disrupting the status quo and taking chances. The pace is fast, the fun is furious, and the passion is real. We never rest on our laurels. Our motto? If it’s not broken, fix it.


As a condition of employment, Sephora requires all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date unless they have requested and received an exemption due to a qualifying medical condition, a sincerely held religious belief or practice, or a requirement by law.


Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.


Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.


While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy… 

  • Beauty & Beyond:Every day we reimagine beauty, discover new brands, and influence positive change. Together we inspire ourclients, empower people, and help them become the best versions of themselves. We think this is beautiful.
  • Endless Evolution:You will learn with innovators, artists, and experts in every field. As our business evolves, so will you. Here, you’re empowered to choose your own path, accelerate your growth, and be your best. As part of our family and the LVMH community, your options are endless.
  • Creativity Unleashed:At Sephora,you’re encouraged to explore, innovate,and have fun while working with diverse clients, teams and leaders. You won’t just partner with iconic brands; you’ll help build them. We value your curiosity, your drive for success, and the emotional connections you make. Together we’re defining the future of beauty.
  • Bold Authenticity:Being bold and different has made us a global beauty and retail leader. At Sephora, we celebrate diversity, embrace your unique and winning spirit, and believe that real beauty is being authentically you. You are what sets us apart.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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