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Senior Database Administrator


About Gartner IT:

Join a world-class team of skilled engineers who build creative digital solutions to support our colleagues and clients.  We make a broad organizational impact by delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that power Gartner.  Gartner IT values its culture of nonstop innovation, an outcome-driven approach to success, and the notion that great ideas can come from anyone on the team. 

About the role:

Sr DBA/Database Engineer will provide technical expertise in designing, managing, and administering Databases on premise and in Cloud (AWS & Azure) to meet the shifting organizational demands. You will engage in modernization activities to migrate application databases to open source and cloud and will be part of automation efforts to enhance provisioning and operations of all types of datastores.

What you’ll do: 

  • Ensure 24x7 availability for critical database systems hosted “on premise” and on AWS & Azure Cloud

  • Implementation, maintenance and enforcement of effective industry standard processes and policies within our QA, DEV and Production environments.’

  • Participate in the architecture and design phases of databases to support critical applications.

  • Engage with DBAs, Apps Dev, and other technical teams to implement solutions.

  • Work with managers and staff of “Apps Dev" teams to follow the tactical and strategic directions of Gartner.

  • Prioritize work based on the project needs and work effectively with minimum supervision.

  • Support the tactical and strategic directions for Gartner's database infrastructure.

  • Provide routine status reports to leadership and escalate as necessary.

  • Maintain Service Levels and department goals for problem resolution.

  • Follow security stands and effectively manage software patches and upgrades.

  • Mentor junior team members and share knowledge within the team.

  • Ability to Lead projects independently and working closely with the rest of the team members.

  • Adopt to change technology environment and embrace newer platforms to support.

  • Work in an agile environment and engage in DevOps practices.

  • Works closely with other Cloud and Data Center Management staff to ensure departmental consistency.

What you’ll need:

  • 8+ experience in Database Engineering and Operations with a bachelor’s degree.

  • Extensive hands-on experience and authoritative knowledge of various database platforms (i.e. MSSQL, Postgres, AWS Aurora) to support high volume OLTP &DW systems.)

  • Experience in building and managing Databases in cloud (Azure and AWS)

  • Ability to troubleshoot performance issues in real time.

  • Understanding and ability to work with IaC, CI/CD Pipelines, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Aws Lambda, Azure Resource Manager, Ansible etc.

  • Skilled in scripting languages such as Powershell,shell, python.

  • Working knowledge of  Neo4J or other graph databases.

  • Ability to work on SQL Server, Azure Synapse and related Data Analytics tools.

  • Knowledge and ability to work with data replication tools such as Goldengate & strim.

  • Good judgment, prompt decision-making ability, responsibility, and accountability.

  • Commitment to teamwork as a contributor and able to be on-call rotation for 24/7 support.

  • Ability to envision and create automation for provisioning and administration tasks.

  • Database & Cloud certifications preferable.

  • Good to have knowledge of Oracle.

What you will get:

  • Competitive compensation packages.

  • 23 days annual holiday.

  • Private Medical and Dental Care.

  • Life and Disability Insurance.

  • Public Transport Subsidy.

  • Ticket Restaurant Card.

  • Childcare Vouchers (Ticket Guarderia).

  • IncentiFit - annual reimbursement for health-and-wellness-related activities.

  • Pension Scheme.

  • Tuition Reimbursement.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

  • Employee Assistance Program.

  • Gartner Gives Charity Match.

  • Relocation Assistance - a specialist to help you with all the appointments and paperwork.

  • Limitless growth and learning opportunities.

  • A collaborative and positive culture - join a diverse team of professionals that are as smart and driven as you.

  • A chance to make an impact – your work will contribute directly to our strategy.

  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities.

  • Hybrid environment with flexibility and more.

  • New offices close to Glòries and the beach in the fantastic, “innovation and tech” 22@ district of sunny Barcelona.

  • Fresh fruit, snacks, selection of teas, fair trade organic coffee and a fridge full of beer for our Thursday Beer O’Clock.


- Applications must be submitted in English.

- A valid EU visa/passport is required for this position.


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