Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
Porto, PT
há 6 dias

Farfetch exists for the love of fashion. We believe in empowering individuality. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We’re a diverse and global community made up of Farfetchers, our partners and our customers, which we believe is at the heart of our success.

Everything we do is centred around our values - Be Human, Think Global, Be Revolutionary, Todos Juntos, Be Brilliant, Amaze Customers - which define our beliefs and our actions.

We welcome difference and foster a consciously 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 disrupt, with the freedom and autonomy to make a real impact 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.

We welcome new ideas and a large number of our people. From Account Management to Technology and Product, whatever your skills are, you'll find your fit here.

You can have an informal meeting in the treehouse or play the piano in your lunch break!

The role

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 to guarantee database stability, performance and security. We maintain more than 700 VMs, divided into more than 50 clusters for SQL Server, Cassandra and MongoDB.

What you'll do

  • 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.
  • Who you are

  • Graduate 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+.
  • 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.
  • Experienced with the following technologies will be considered a plus :
  • Cassandra, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Azure SQL Databases.
  • Cloud (GCP / AWS / Azure) and Linux.
  • Python, PowerShell, Bash, SaltStack.
  • Proficient in English - written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong team player with the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
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