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Senior DB Engineer

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Zürich, Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

For our client from the banking sector, we are looking for a Senior DB Engineer

Location: Zurich

Duration: first contract for 12 months, but planned as a long term cooperation

Project Description

A traditional Swiss banking institute wants to build up a data warehouse solution hosted on-site. This is a multi-year initiative based in Zurich starting in March 2020.

We are looking for a Senior DB Engineer to work in our team of Architects, Business Analysts, ETL Engineers, DB Engineers and Quality Assurance Engineers. ETL/DB Engineers and Informatica PowerCenter Specialist will be in charge of designing and feeding a highly performant data warehouse solution. The DB Engineer is expected to clearly have the strongest Oracle Exadata skills in the team.


  • design and implement DWH based on Oracle Exadata
  • query optimization
  • performance tuning of the database
  • monitor the database
  • develop and implement database security policies
  • share knowledge and work in close collaboration with the architect, the business analysts as well as the other engineers in the team


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience)
  • Excellent Oracle Exadata engineer (administrator) skills with at least 5 years of experience with Oracle Exadata, including but not limited to technical Datamodelling, designing the database (eg storage structure), performance tuning and monitoring the database
  • Structured mindset
  • Ability to work alone as well as in a team
  • Knowledge of DWH building principles
  • Experience with ETL and in particular with Informatica PowerCenter would be a plus
  • Experience with job scheduling (eg control-m)
  • Flair for developing stable and performant solutions
  • Good understanding of CI/CD principles and best practices
  • Agile-minded and strong follower of Scrum and SAFe models
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving with an ability to work at an abstract level and gain consensus; good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Banking experience would be a strong plus
  • Fluent German is a must
  • Kindly note we only consider candidates who can start in Zürich preferably by March 1st 2020

For further information please contact:

Monika Bednarczyk

(see below)

Reference: 834535867

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