What you'll be doing

You are designing, building and managing database solution for Bigbank banking system. What we have in mind is a Database-as-a-Service like solution, which is part of containerised solutions platform.

Why is this important to Bigbank?

We like our customers and want them to have a delightful user experience. This is where you come in as a Database Engineer. How? The banking system needs secure, reliable and high-performing databases. You are going to build it together with other Bigbank engineers.

How you'll spend your day

  • Gather requirements from product teams about the requirements towards databases

  • Design and implement database solutions

  • Monitor and maintain databases to prevent problems

  • Automate deployment processes to enable continuous deployment of services

  • Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning

  • Drive the company through disaster recovery tests, where we manually turn down pieces of infrastructure to test the overall resiliency to failures in our systems

  • Conduct periodic on call duties

  • Provide support and cooperate with product teams

  • Research and investigate reported site reliability or performance-related issues

Things you’re already doing:

  • You dont need to have expert level experience with all mentioned tools and technologies. We are happy if you have the interest to obtain those skills. If we find common agreement, it's always possible to learn while you are working

  • You prefer automation over manual work and thus use tools like Puppet/Ansible in your daily activities

  • You value personal time and thus prevent problems instead of being a hero and fixing them in the middle of the night

  • You use monitoring solutions to be aware of the health of the databases

  • You know that together everybody achieves more and thus train your colleagues to be able to prevent and solve issues themselves

  • Preferably you have experience with storage systems (e.g. NetApp, EMC etc.)

  • You have experience with capacity management and planning to foresee when there is a need for additional resources to keep services running smoothly

Things we're working on

First we transformed from old school offices-based banking to purely digital banking. Next we dove into the digital journeys of our customers and figured out what they need for excellent experience. Now, we are building a new banking platform, renewing our entire technology stack.

Our Technology Stack

PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL, MongoDB, NetApp, RHEV, CentOS, Docker, OpenShift3, Puppet, Ansible, Git

You'll be rewarded like this

  • Competitive salary (reviewed yearly based on your performance)

  • Good people to collaborate with – check out @lifeatbigbank and #bigbankwow at Instagram

  • Good conditions for professional and personal development

  • 'Let's do this' mentality in international banking environment

  • Monthly sports benefit + free participation at 2 national sport events

  • Additionally 2 paid important personal days

  • 3 paid ‘stay at home and get well’ days


You have a dedicated contact person always ready to answer all your questions. Just write to Harles Paesüld, the Head of Site Reliability Engineering, or call him at +372 520 4440


Fill in the form below or send us an email jobs@bigbank.eu by November 30, 2017.

Are you a good fit?