Who We Are

Spread Group is a renowned global provider of customized apparel and lifestyle products, distinguished by our commitment to made-to-order technology. Our core business model revolves around producing precisely what our customers desire, precisely when they desire it. As pioneers in this space, we combine sustainability with on-demand personalization, enabling individuals and businesses to express their unique identities through bespoke creations. Join us to be part of a global leader in the exciting world of personalized apparel and lifestyle products. Spread Group is revolutionizing the way we connect sustainability with cutting-edge customization, offering our customers and partners an unparalleled experience in the fashion industry.

As we continue to expand our horizons, we are seeking a talented and driven individual to join our dynamic team as the Lead Database Administrator (f/m/d) and drive innovation forward.  The role is full-time and offers the flexibility to work on-site at our Leipzig headquarters or remotely within Germany.

What Will Your Role Be

As Lead Database Administrator, you will be an integral part of our Database Operations Team. You'll play a role in planning the future development of our database systems, ensuring they remain reliable and aligned with our objectives for data preservation and security. You will be the team's most experienced member, carrying the primary responsibility for key technical services. Your expertise will play a pivotal role in shaping significant decisions, guiding our direction, and ensuring our database systems align effectively with our goals.

What You’ll Do

  • You will be responsible for the management (planning, coordination, installation, administration, monitoring) of the provided services in the area of databases and messaging.
  • You will gain in-depth knowledge of our deployed technologies and jointly manage them with your team colleagues.
  • This includes technologies such as MySQL/Percona XtraDB/Galera Cluster, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, ElasticSearch, Filebeat, Patroni, Zookeeper/KRaft, etc.
  • You will take ownership of multiple technologies and actively drive the development of these and the entire tech stack.
  • You will serve as a point of contact for performance, troubleshooting, scalability, and high availability questions.
  • You will assist users of our services in general usage as well as in specific inquiries and requirements.
  • You will maintain continuous communication with our system engineers in neighboring teams, as well as with the team and tech leads of other teams to coordinate work beyond team boundaries.
  • You will evaluate new technologies, plan changes, expansions, and updates, and independently or collaboratively implement these and new ideas with your colleagues.
  • You will play a crucial role in the evolution and future shaping of the database landscape and technologies.
  • You will organize your own work and the team's work in alignment with agile methods.

What You'll Bring

  • You have several years of experience in handling and administering Linux systems and servers.
  • You possess advanced knowledge in our technology stack.
  • You are proficient in at least one scripting language such as Python, Bash, Ruby, Go, or similar.
  • You have prior exposure to Configuration Management Tools like Puppet (preferred), Ansible, or Chef.
  • Your strong analytical and logical thinking enables you to independently solve problems.
  • You are keen on advancing your knowledge in the field of database administration and other contemporary technologies.
  • You are unafraid to evaluate and implement new technologies in the realms of databases, searching, and messaging.
  • You're prepared to take on responsibilities for various subject areas and technologies, ensuring their optimal care and development.
  • You are a dedicated team player and communicate effectively with your colleagues.
  • You have a good command of the English language.

Why Should You Join Us

  • Flexibility & Trust: Enjoy flexible working hours and remote work options, all based on mutual trust, ensuring a healthy work-life balance that suits your needs.
  • Time to Recharge: Take advantage of a generous 30 days of holiday, and relish family-friendly working policies that cherish your precious moments with loved ones.
  • Transparency & Growth: Attend regular General Assemblies (GAs) to be part of our vision, knowing you contribute to a bright future. Benefit from our in-depth onboarding program and visit production sites in the Czech Republic to deepen your understanding of our operations.
  • Learn & Excel: Elevate your skills with German and English language courses, interdisciplinary workshops, and training, empowering your professional growth.
  • Perks That Delight: Enjoy the convenience of using our company car, and revel in a remarkable 50% discount on all our products, along with exclusive access to irresistible discount campaigns.
  • Inspiring Spaces: Work in modern offices designed to inspire creativity, boasting a rooftop terrace and cozy kitchens for breaks and after-work events.
  • Celebrate Success: Join our lively company events, from invigorating hiking days to unforgettable summer and Christmas parties. Relish Fridays with refreshing drinks, making every moment memorable.
  • Be You & Belong: Embrace a warm and inclusive atmosphere where authenticity is celebrated, with no dress code to limit your self-expression. Bring your four-legged friends along for an uplifting work environment.
  • Discover Spreadster Life: Connect with team members through our unique "Meet-a-Spreadster" program, gaining insights into our diverse world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We value diversity at Spread Group. We are proud of and continue to encourage the increasing diversity of our company culture and community. Your skills, talents, and experience are our focus no matter your age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or disability status.

You can find our data protection information for applicants here / Unsere Datenschutzhinweise für Bewerber findest Du hier: https://www.spreadgroup.com/data-protection-applicants/

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