DBA / Database Engineer (PostgreSQL/AWS)

Job description

Zooplus AG is Europe’s leading online retailer of pet supplies. With over 6,8 million active customers in more than 30 European countries and 1,342 billion Euro revenue in 2018, zooplus is comfortably the market leader in the online segment. At zooplus, we believe e-commerce to be the sales model of today and for the future. E-commerce has become one of the fastest developing areas of business. Modern logistics centers, and the use of big data and personalization, mean that online sales can be handled with increasing efficiency.  

We’re an agile company, our IT Culture fosters cross-functional teams (a.k.a. Feature Teams) where the focus is on product specialization, and trust is one our core values. 


At zooplus every software development team has full ownership of their stack, this means also deploying, monitoring and maintaining their products on the cloud. They’re also responsible of design, optimize and maintain their databases. This freedom it’s great for our software development strategy, but it’s a challenge for database administration inside the company.  

In this role you will have the opportunity to be working as a technical expert in PostgreSQL acting as Database Administrator for PostgreSQL. You’ll join an international team with expertise in data and will work helping other developers across the company. The tech stack you’ll work with includes (but is far from limited to):  

  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS Aurora Postgres

What you will be responsible for 

  • Act as a reference in the Postgres, Aurora and RDS services for the software development teams using these services. 
  • Help development teams on taking the ownership of the architecture, scaling, security, availability, performance tuning, and data availability. As well as performance analysis to find scalability bottlenecks and solutions before and after an outage. 
  • Work closely together with the Data & Analytics team in Madrid and Munich. 
  • Create documentation for developers to easily onboard, develop and operate deployments of PostgreSQL 


What we are looking for 

To work together in an optimal way in this position, we wish your qualifications to include 

  • Wide experience and deep knowledge of PostgreSQL 
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS RDS and PostgreSQL/Aurora 
  • AWS cloud-based database administration experience 
  • Ability to build relationships with the different development teams that will need your help 
  • Data admin background 
  • Fluent English 

What we are offering you

Become a part of our success story and seize the opportunity to take on a real challenge in a dynamically growing company where there is huge scope for development and short decision-making processes. We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Our Spanish office is at a great location in Madrid, with great infrastructure links. Additionally we offer competitive benefits such as:


  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ vacation (plus Dec 24 and 31 when they fall on a labor day)
  • Medical insurance
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Free drinks and fresh fruit
  • Discount in zooplus shop

Did we make you curious? 

Then send us your application - resume and motivation letter in Spanish or English via our online application form.