Database Administrator

Cluj, Romania | Job Posted 09/04/2020

As a DBA within Thomsons we are instrumental in delivering a world class data platform supporting our Darwin and Analytics platforms.  SQL Server and MongoDB are core components of our technology stack and critical to the uptime and performance of our applications.  The team currently supports SQL Server 2008 to 2019 and MongoDB 3.x to 4.x.



What will you be doing:

  • Design, develop and maintain database infrastructure to support the live and internal environments
  • Collaboration with DevOps and SRE (Site Reliability Engineers) to ensure optimal uptime, performance, scalability, and deployments
  • Create, monitor and troubleshoot backup and maintenance routines
  • Investigate performance issues alongside Product Support through to resolution
  • Work closely with Development / Architecture to ensure the database design is optimal for the workload
  • Provide mentoring to other members of the technology team

We are looking for a PINK person, with:

  • Solid commercial experience using SQL Server and MongoDB in a highly transactional platform. Experience within a SaaS environment is a plus.
  • Performance tuning using query plans, query store, explain plans
  • Detailed knowledge if indexing strategies
  • Scripting knowledge including T-SQL, PowerShell, JavaScript, Linux
  • Understanding of Data Warehouse design. SSIS is a bonus.
  • Understanding of HA technologies, including clustering, replication, and log shipping.
  • Understanding of Windows and Linux Operating Systems
  • Experience of C# and .Net technologies
  • Ability to identify processes that can be automated and willingness to investigate/solve the challenge
  • A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to the work
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in Romanian and English
  • Flexible attitude, ability to perform under pressure.

What we offer:

  • A yearly budget and the opportunity to build your own flexible benefits package
  • Work as part of a geographically distributed team, with colleagues in the UK and Singapore
  • Fast-paced, agile work environment and the opportunity to work with our impressive clients