Senior SQL Server Database Administrator - FARFETCH

PT Porto
14 May 2022
27 Jul 2022
Full Time
FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.


We're on a mission to build the technology that powers the global platform for luxury fashion. We operate a modular end-to-end technology platform purpose-built to connect the luxury fashion ecosystem worldwide, addressing complex challenges and enjoying it. We're empowered to break traditions and revolutionise, with the freedom and autonomy to make a difference for our customers all over the world.


Our Porto office is located in Portugal's vibrant second city, known for its history and its creative yet cosy environment. You can have an informal meeting in the treehouse or play the piano during your lunch break!


We are looking for an Infrastructure Database Engineer with a DevOps mindset obsessed about automation, scalability, performance, and infrastructure reliability to join our database team. As part of this team, you will be responsible for guaranteeing database stability, performance, and security on more than 15 SQL Server clusters with more than 100 Databases supporting the Engineering teams.


    • Support all areas of the enterprise Microsoft SQL database environment, ensuring all databases run at optimal performance.
    • Work closely with the development team to plan new applications and maintain current ones.
    • Perform research into database performance issues and come up with solutions to address those concerns.
    • Owning, tracking, and resolving database-related incidents and service requests within SLAs.
    • Perform auditing, monitoring, capacity management, and security patching of our database.
    • Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of databases and platforms.


    • Graduated in Computer Science or another technical discipline, or related practical experience.
    • You have more than 5 years of experience in database development and production support in SQL Server.
    • You have a solid knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2016+ and Windows OS.
    • Good experience with SQL Server Always On, Windows Server Failover Clustering, and Transactional Replication.
    • You have extensive experience writing and improving SQL Server T-SQL queries.
    • You have a strong knowledge of backups, restores, recovery models, database shrink operations and DBCC commands.
    • You have troubleshooting experience in SQL Server including performance (query tuning and index optimization), blocking and deadlocking issues, High Availability, and Disaster recovery issues, log analysis.
    • Proficient in English - written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong team player with the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
    • Experienced with the following technologies will be considered a plus: Cloud (GCP/AWS/Azure), SQL Server 2019, Linux, Python, PowerShell, Bash, SaltStack.


    • Health insurance for the whole family, flexible working environment and well-being support and tools
    • Extra days off, sabbatical program and days for you to give back for the community
    • Training opportunities and free access to Udemy
    • Flexible benefits program
    • FARFETCH Equity plan


    • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.

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