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XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. Help us shape the future – for a better working life!
XING provides advice and support to its more than 16 million members during the upheaval processes in the world of work. In an environment marked by a shortage of skilled workers, digitalization, and changes in values, XING helps its members achieve as harmonious a work/life balance as possible: For a better working life.
Database Engineer / DBA (m/f/x)
XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. Help us shape the future – for a better working life! We currently have an opening at our headquarters in Hamburg.
The Site Operations team is responsible for ensuring 24/7 operation of the XING platform. We support XING’s physical and virtual servers. We manage the back-up and storage systems, databases and the data center’s entire network. The team consists of around 15 people, who work on our databases, hosting services and network. We use Chef to manage our infrastructure and are great fans of automation and monitoring. We mainly use Ubuntu Linux as our operating system, MySQL for our databases and Ruby on Rails for our applications. As a “Database Engineer” you are responsible for the hosting of the various databases and for optimizing the database usage by supporting the development teams.
A challenging task
• You’ll strengthen the operations team and work closely with our development teams
• You’ll maintain, improve and monitor a variety of databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra etc.)
• You’ll help us plan and carry out our migration to cloud-based solutions
• You’ll determine needs with your colleagues and ensure top development support and consulting
A convincing background
• You have excellent skills in designing, implementing and maintaining our high-availability database infrastructure
• You are an expert in MySQL (Replication, HA, Backup & Restore, Monitoring)
• You have good knowledge in PostgreSQL
• You know non-SQL databases such as CouchDB, MongoDB and Cassandra
• You have in-depth experience with web application services running in Linux, and therefore also excellent Linux skills
• Knowledge in MySQL ecosystem toolset like gh-ost, orchestrator and ProxySQL is a plus
• Experience in debugging and optimizing SQL statements is mandatory
• Experience with scripting languages like Ruby or Python would be advantageous
• Fluent written and spoken English
An inspiring environment
XING offers a dynamic environment. As well as flexible working hours, you’ll have an opportunity to unleash your skills and acquire new ones. We offer a wide range of training courses in addition to German, English and Spanish lessons, regular team and offsite events, and lots of fun. We also provide free drinks and organic fruit as well as a ProfiTicket public transport ticket, restaurant vouchers and travel insurance. And let’s not forget the smartphone or iPad that you can use privately. You’ll also be provided with a high-end Macbook Pro, and our offices have table football tables. If you’re feeling really sporty, we also have great gym deals, and various other benefits….
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