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Senior Database Engineer

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 3 500 EUR/month*Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

We are looking for a Senior Database Engineer contributing innovative solutions for multiple database platforms running on Public and Private Cloud.  The core aspects of this role lie on maintaining and supporting in a secure and stable way database platforms for all Swiss Re business applications. 

The role includes the following responsibilities:

•    Design, evolve and maintain multiple database platforms
•    Create, develop, and own data pipelines to move data across multiple systems
•    Automate data processes and improve overall code base
•    Build and run responsibilities working in an operational setup (incl. working in morning/afternoon shifts and occasional On-Call support)
•    Build close relationship with SwissRe Group IT and Data services 

About the Team

You will be joining a dynamic, very dedicated, and cross-functional Database team located between Bratislava and Zürich within the Global Technology Services department. 

Employee perks, benefits

Swiss Re benefits include:

•    Hybrid working
•    Own the way you work
•    Pension Contributions
•    Life Insurance contributions
•    Other benefits can be listed by HR

Information about the selection process

This job offer is suitable for people who have been impacted by the invasion of Ukraine.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

Minimal requirements

•    University degree in IT, Engineering, or equivalent experience
•    Solid knowledge of Oracle Databases on a RAC environment (preferably Exadata's/standalone)
•    Deep understanding of SQL tuning and its optimization in Oracle
•    4+ years' experience in Oracle technologies
•    Strong analytical and Database Administrator (DBA) skills
•    Experience with ITIL concepts, platforms running in operational mode
•    Commitment to quality, care for detail and solution oriented
•    Hands-on attitude and willingness to learn
•    English language proficiency

Preferable requirements

•    Knowledge of Postgres technologies
•    One/more Oracle Certifications
•    One/more Microsoft Azure Certifications
•    Experienced in scripting in Shell/Bash 

As a Team Player, You will…

•    be working in an Agile (Scrum/Kanban), diverse and multicultural environment
•    keep learning new concepts and technologies
•    keep sharing your knowledge within the whole organization
•    work in a safe place, where integrity, team spirit, and passion to perform are the main core values
•    foster a strong customer orientation
•    be able to speak up, anticipate challenges and seek new opportunities 
•    coordinate with your team to plan hybrid working 

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Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Contact

Contact person: Jakub Varhol