Senior Database Engineer

Country

India

Job Family

Technology

We show the world what people want.

Join GfK and help us shape tomorrow. As an NIQ company, we are the world's leading consumer intelligence firm, delivering the Full View™ on consumer behavior. We work to enable manufacturers and retailers better understand what consumers really want. Our name has inspired trust for over 89 years because we take pride in discovering new pathways to sustainable growth for our clients, our people, and our planet.

We are always looking for open-minded people who will grow with us, push boundaries, and pioneer disruptive methods in market research, data science, technology, and AI. If you share this passion to drive things forward and the integrity to insist on doing things the right way, we'll equip you to take your future into your own hands and play a leading role in our story.

Job Description

We show the world what people want.

Join GfK and help us shape tomorrow. As an NIQ company, we are the world's leading consumer intelligence firm, delivering the Full View™ on consumer behavior. We work to enable manufacturers and retailers better understand what consumers really want. Our name has inspired trust for over 89 years because we take pride in discovering new pathways to sustainable growth for our clients, our people, and our planet.

We are always looking for open-minded people who will grow with us, push boundaries, and pioneer disruptive methods in market research, data science, technology, and AI. If you share this passion to drive things forward and the integrity to insist on doing things the right way, we'll equip you to take your future into your own hands and play a leading role in our story.

Job Description

As a Database Administrator (DBA) Engineer in GfK's flagship product, you will be provided with a great opportunity to work as part of an agile feature team of technologist within the GfK product ecosystem. Specifically, you will work in a squad (mixing other developers, SREs, UI/UX designers, Product Owners, and Product Managers) dedicated to a project for the GfK Client Platform located in India, UK and Malaysia. For this opening you will be part of the Retail team that is responsible for building the data pipeline for the Retail Platform.

Your Job Details
 

You would initially help us in our migration phase from some of our current internal and external services and splitting some of our core applications into Microservices. Therefore, this role would require someone with a more focused backend experience with Databases and data modelling. You have a good grasp of SQL and data analysis techniques which is crucial for this role as you will lead data transformation, schema design and query read/write optimization efforts.

You will report to the Principal Software Engineer and work with our Product counterparts.

You Will:

  • Lead Database Solution Implementation: Drive the development and implementation of database solutions for data aggregation and UI dashboard serving.
  • Optimize Database Performance: Continuously assess and optimise the database schema, indexing, and caching. Ensure the database design supports the scaling requirements.
  • Guide Backend Development: Provide expert advice to backend teams on efficient database querying and optimisations.
  • Ensure System Scalability and Integrity: Oversee the scalability of database solutions and maintain the integrity of data and applications.
  • Collaborate and Influence Architecture: Work closely with architects and Agile teams to influence system architecture and performance objectives. Document and communicate technical efforts and advancements.
  • Champion Best Practices: Advocate for best practices in database management and development within the team and organisation.

You Have:

  • Extensive Experience with Database Management Systems: Minimum 5 years of experience in managing and administering database systems, with a strong proficiency in PostgreSQL. Familiarity with GCP BigQuery and CloudSQL is a plus.
  • Expertise in Database Optimisation: Proven track record in optimising database schema, indexing, and caching solutions. Ability to lead efforts in enhancing current database structures for improved performance and scalability.
  • Data Aggregation and Dashboard Support: Experience in leading database solutions for data aggregation pipelines and serving data-intensive UI dashboards. Skills in handling both precalculated and dynamic data aggregation are essential.
  • Query Optimisation and Backend Support: Capability to advise backend API developers on efficient query writing and optimisations. Strong understanding of SQL query optimization and execution plans.
  • Scalability and Performance Tuning: Demonstrated experience in scaling database systems to meet growing user demands and expanding datasets. Proficiency in performance tuning and ensuring high availability of database services.
  • Solid Programming Skills: Good programming skills, preferably with some experience in Java (JDK 11+) or JavaScript (Node.js v14+), to collaborate effectively with software development teams.
  • System Analysis and Design: Strong understanding of system analysis, including data structures and algorithms. Ability to influence database architecture and performance goals.
  • Collaboration and Leadership: Strong leadership skills to guide teams and projects effectively. Excellent collaboration skills to work closely with cross-functional teams.

It would be nice you have:

  • Experience with Cloud Platforms: Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or similar cloud services.
  • Understanding of Microservices and APIs: Knowledge of microservices architecture and experience with RESTful APIs.
  • Agile and DevOps Experience: Comfortable with Agile development methodologies and DevOps practices, including CI/CD pipelines and containerisation. Willingness to occasionally assume a Scrum Master role.

Our Benefits:

  • Exciting work environment that brings people together.
  • Use the latest digital technologies.
  • Ongoing trainings to support your development.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Great compensation and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results.
  • Flexible working hours and home office.

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

Learn more about how we are driving diversity and inclusion in everything we do on: https://www.gfk.com/about-gfk/diversity-and-inclusion

At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

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We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

Learn more about how we are driving diversity and inclusion in everything we do on: https://www.gfk.com/about-gfk/diversity-and-inclusion

At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 35 days ago

City: NIQ Pune, NIQ Chennai

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00022720