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Database Administrator (m/f)

Berlin, Germany
Engineering - Infrastructure

Job Description

At Wayfair, we are looking to grow our Data Technologies team by bringing on board a talented individual to help manage and grow the database infrastructure that supports our large-scale Internet e-commerce platform, call center, and corporate applications. Although focused on MSSQL, this individual will have exposure to a broad range of database technologies including MySQL, Hadoop, and various NoSQL implementations

Some of our bigger projects:

  • Horizontally scaling our database infrastructure to support our dynamic growth and provide increased redundancy
  • Developing high availability, disaster recovery and an infrastructure level business continuity plan
  • Upgrade our MSSQL Server infrastructure to 2016

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with development and business teams to resolve database requests
  • Performance tuning and TSQL code review
  • Identify potential areas for automation or improvement
  • Serve as a technical expert in SQL Server technologies
  • Manage our data storage ecosystem covering MSSQL Server (90%) and MySQL (10%)
  • Participate in software upgrades, revisions and patches
  • Troubleshoot database issues arising between systems or applications


  • Ideally a BA or BS degree
  • Hands-on experience as a MSSQL Database Administrator
  • Experience with HA solutions (AG, FCI)
  • Experience with TSQL code writing, performance review
  • Experience with relational database design and concepts
  • Experience with replication and performance troubleshooting
  • Scripting ability, especially using Transact SQL and PowerShell
  • Knowledge of monitoring tools (Solarwind, DataDog, Kibana) is a plus
  • Experience with MySQL is a plus

Other traits we look for:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • An easy-going, positive, energetic attitude and sense of humor
  • An analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems
  • An interest in being challenged in a fast-paced environment and having fun while doing it

And finally, our proposition to you!

  • Of course the usual competitive salary, bonus and equity
  • We contribute to your gym membership and offer free Yoga classes, as well as Wellness Weeks with massages, workshops and other exciting events
  • The opportunity to work cross-functionally and closely with senior leadership not only in the Berlin office, but also with Boston, London and Galway
  • We offer a vast selection of classes through our learn@work program to enhance your professional and personal development
  • We help you to connect with your team and fellow colleagues through regular social events
  • We’re in the heart of the Berlin startup scene with lots of space to encourage collaboration and teamwork

About Wayfair:

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery.

Wayfair generated $4.7 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 7,700 people.

Requisition ID: 18119