Database Administrator (DBA)

Snowfall is one of the fastest growing travel technology companies in Europe and North America, with offices in Sweden, Germany, Croatia, France, Spain and USA. With over a decade of experience designing, building and implementing award-winning software solutions, we attract partners that are the largest amongst the airline, train and sea travel industries in the world.

Our pursuit of excellence and results-driven approach have lead us to work with some of the most successful companies in the world such as MTR, SAS, MTR Express, Air Canada, American Airlines and Panasonic.

Job description

Snowfall is looking for a dba to join our ranks that can help us to take our applications and services to the next level to ensure our continued growth. Snowfall currently uses Amazon Web Services as our base of operations and we offer a very tech savvy team with a lot of potential to work with new technology and products.

Main areas of responsibility

  • Designing schema, access patterns, locking strategy, SQL development, and tuning
  • Modifying the database structure
  • Optimizing application and end-user queries (reactive tuning)
  • Archiving data
  • Generating needed ad hoc reports by querying from the database
  • Proactive performance tuning
  • Enrolling users and maintaining system security
  • Controlling user access to the database
  • Parameter configuration and tuning
  • Cache management
  • Job scheduling
  • Alerting
  • You will be responsible for designing Snowfalls data warehousing
  • You will also assist in supporting our developers during development of our applications with database related queries and questions
  • You might on occasion be hosting education for our developers about databases


  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • 3+ years experience of working as a dba (MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB)
  • 2+ years working with cloud based services

Additional requirements

  • Loves to work with automation ♥
  • Experience working with dataware housing


  • Love the open source community and loves to contribute to different projects on github
  • Experience implementing and configuring monitoring & logging tools (Prometheus, ELK, Graylog)
  • Experience working with Continuous Delivery (Jenkins) or equivalent
  • Experience working with Grafana

Language requirements

  • Fluent in English – both written and speech

Competency and behavioral expectation

  • Initiative: ability to identify and complete tasks on your own
  • Top-notch troubleshooter: ability to dive into issues, resolve them and find the root cause quickly while under duress
  • Clear and effective communicator: ability to effectively work with internal and external customers and partners
  • Multi-tasker: ability to manage multiple tasks and properly prioritize them
  • Ability to document your work and keep that documentation up to date
  • Thrives in an environment with very strong colleagues
  • Knows the value of keeping deadlines

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work schedule
  • The ability to work with the latest technology
  • Superb colleagues
  • You will work with big and important projects that has a great impact on a lot of people in their daily lives
Posted on November 15th
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We are always looking for talented people with a passion for technology to join our team. At Snowfall we are proud of who we are and what we do, and we take great pride in offering our employees the opportunity to grow. We encourage and embrace curiosity and new thinking, and together we create a fun and enriching work environment. Apply here