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Senior Database Administrator


Your role


The role of the Senior Database Administrator is to provide expert knowledge and guidance to the database administration team within Cloud Operations. In this role, you join a team of highly skilled database and Automation Engineers responsible for the end-to-end ownership and automated delivery of public cloud services. The senior Database Engineer will be responsible for enabling and maximizing our ability to exploit cloud databases for business benefits through Infrastructure as Code, while ensuring customer satisfaction and cost-effectiveness, operational integrity, and adherence to relevant industry best practices. You will be provided with guidance and training to facilitate your development within this role.



As a Senior Database Administrator, your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Provide guidance to the Cloud Operations team and customers on best practice database Operations in public cloud.
  • As part of the Cloud Operations Team, the Database Administrator’s primary focus is the delivery of cloud-related database services and products to internal customers.
  • They are responsible for providing end-to-end database support for cloud services through monitoring, incident response, and incident resolution for the Public and Private Cloud Platform environments. They also support incidents affecting hosted database workloads by providing these services to the owning teams who are customers of the database Platforms, in a timely manner.
  • They monitor the databases to ensure availability, reliability, security, and performance, responding to incidents and escalating them to the appropriate teams as required to ensure SLAs are met.
  • They follow incident, change, release, and problem management processes. Participating and driving root cause analysis on incidents to ensure issues around and acted upon in a timely manner, using those processes to continually seek to improve the stability of the environment for all customers.
  • They are experts in observability, responsible for centralized database platform monitoring and alerting tooling, setting the direction, and enabling greater observability for all.
  • They seek to use automation to remove repetitive tasks, developing Runbooks and Playbooks for use across the organization. They are the experts in database operations in cloud environments, using that expertise to support development teams in taking on more database operations responsibilities and driving DevOps practices to enable the company to efficiently scale cloud database workloads.


Your Skills and Experience

As a Senior Database Administrator your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


  • Experience in managing public cloud databases in a large-scale enterprise environment. 
  • Experience of working with Infrastructure as Code, particularly Terraform.
  • Relevant degree or diploma programme of study. 
  • Experience of working to DevOps principles and in an Agile environment. 
  • Troubleshooting experience in virtual/ cloud databases. 
  • Proven experience of working within supplier-led service delivery models 
  • Proven ability to succeed in collaborative work environments using Agile/Scrum methodologies. 



  • Industry Certification in one or more database engines such as MS SQL, Oracle, DB2, PostgreSQL, and Aurora.
  • Knowledge of AWS RDS with associated certifications.
  • Proficient in the automation of repeatable tasks using appropriate scripting. 
  • Experience in automated testing supporting operational readiness checks. 
  • Experience of running production relational database services in public Cloud


Additional Information


As well as a competitive salary and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:

  • Option to work remotely within Spain even up to 100% - you choose
  • Flexible working hours
  • Wide range of internal and external trainings
  • Free English, German and Spanish classes depending on the needs
  • Ticket restaurant
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan - after 1 year in the company
  • Referral bonus if you bring other talented people like you
  • Special banking and insurance conditions
  • Exclusive Employees discounts

This role may require occasional travel (within Europe typically).

Primary work location is Barcelona, Poblenou. Please apply with your CV in English by clicking on the button “Apply online”.



Who we are


Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.


Diversity & Inclusion


At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.


So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us

Why Zurich


At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great! 
Join us as we constantly explore new ways to protect our customers and the planet.

  • Location(s):  ES - Barcelona 
  • Remote working: Yes
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Alejandra Maria Valladares Espinoza

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