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Database Administrator at MessageBird
Amsterdam, NL

About us

MessageBird is transforming the communications landscape as one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world. Our cloud communications platform makes it possible for businesses to instantly connect with over 7 billion phones globally, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Our suite provides access to all major messaging channels, from SMS and Voice to WeChat, Messenger, Facebook, WhatsApp and more. We provide out-of-the-box solutions with our own applications like Inbox and Flow Builder, plus a robust set of APIs that simplify workflows and automation.

With over 20,000 customers — including some of the world’s biggest brands like Facebook, Deliveroo, Uber and WhatsApp — it’s likely that you’ve benefited from MessageBird’s omnichannel technology at some point. For small and mid-sized businesses, we also offer support and solutions through an Online Self-Serve (OSS) dashboard.

Our global team is a powerhouse of 350+ employees, who work across eight international offices. We’re excited that you’re here and interested to #jointhenest.

How we work

We work fast, grow fast, and build fast. Life at MessageBird moves in fast-forward motion. We’re a team that focuses on making an impact — right from day one. We are go-getters, industry leaders, and dreamers. Risk takers. Roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. We thrive on transparency, and we value solution-minded attitudes.

We are all driven by one ethos: Get Shit Done. We love shaping things together and leveraging different perspectives, because that makes our products better. Our Birds are empowered with freedom and opportunity; in return, we expect honesty, courage, and agility. We own our work, and sometimes we fail. And then we get back up and cross the finish line — together as a team. Sound refreshing? We think so, too.

The role: Database Administrator

Your responsibility as a database administrator (DBA) will be the performance, integrity, and security of a database. You'll be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as in troubleshooting any issues.

In this role, you will work closely together with project managers, engineers and database programmers.

What you’ll do

  • Contributing to the development of the solutions that sit on top of the databases you administer, by developing the data model in accordance with the functionality requirements 
  • Monitoring and optimizing performance
  • Ensuring that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
  • Managing and test back-up and recovery plans
  • Maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures, and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata)
  • Control access permissions and privileges
  • Carry out capacity planning
  • Work closely with project managers and database and front end engineers
  • Communicate regularly with other technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security

What you’ll bring

  • Extensive experience (3+ years) of managing Microsoft SQL Server in an enterprise environment
  • Superb skills in database design and performance analysis
  • The ability to write efficient database queries, supported by your familiarity with execution plans
  • An understanding of availability groups
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Business awareness and understanding of business requirements of IT
  • A willingness to keep up to date with developments in new technology

Psst … some added perks

  • Top-notch work equipment (including Bose headphones!)
  • Free lunch and healthy snacks, every day. Yup, you read that right!
  • Friday after-work drinks at the office
  • MessageBird swag to keep you well-dressed
  • Weekly kickboxing, pilates and boot camp sessions on our rooftop
  • Company and team outings (from dinners and paintball to gaming and movie nights — and everything in between)
  • A swanky new, spacious office with a ping pong table and gaming systems galore
  • A team of (fast-)forward-thinking, talented and fun colleagues from more than 50 countries!

If you think you’re a match for this role and can bring some great skills to the MessageBird team, please apply! We’re excited to get to know you.