Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Database



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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Mission of the role

As part of the DBA team you will perform daily database management and ensure 24/7 availability of our systems. We do not expect you to be expert on all database systems, but you should have advanced knowledge of at least one of our database systems .

Our systems are mostly running on premise, but we are moving towards cloud where possible.
Therefore we are looking for someone who has experience on cloud based database systems and who can help the GfK to set up a cloud database strategy.

As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Database you will have the following key accountabilities:  

  • Database in the Cloud strategy

  • Analysis and resolution of critical issues

  • Planning and implementation of database changes

  • Improvement and optimization of databases systems

  • Incident- and Problem Management

  • Configuration Management

  • 24*7 on-call service

Now that you know what Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Database does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need? 

  • Advanced knowledge of relational database system(s)

  • Cloud database

  • Scripting, at least Linux shell or Windows Powershell

  • Solid understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems

  • Team player who is eager to learn new stuff and is always happy to share her/his knowledge

  • Good communication and self-organizational skills

  • Agile mindset

It would be a great addition if you have:

  • ITIL framework

  • SAFe framework

Join our team and benefit from the following advantages: 

  • Exciting work environment that brings people together

  • Use of the latest digital technologies

  • Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results

  • 3 additional non-working days annually

  • Food vouchers

  • Health insurance

  • Discount program with external vendors

  • Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees

  • Variety of sport activities such as football and traditional Bulgarian dances

  • Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd

All documents will be treated in the strictest confidentiality.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We 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 getting to know you!

Posted: 14 days ago

City: Sofia

Work Area: IT

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00007907