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Posted on: 13 May 2024





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Database Administrator

Company Description

lastminute.com is the European Travel Tech leader in Dynamic Holiday Packages. It operates a portfolio of well-known brands such as lastminute.com, Volagratis, Rumbo, weg.de, Bravofly, Jetcost and Hotelscan. 

Our mission is to lead the travel industry by leveraging technology to simplify, personalise, and enhance our customers’ travel experience. Experts in brightening up online travel, we help our customers find and do "whatever makes them pink". 

We continuously invest in talented people who ensure our offering is closer to the needs of the customers and keep us at the cutting edge of technology evolution. More than 1,700 employees spread across our offices worldwide develop our own products and services to power the entire traveller journey for millions of people.

At the heart of our culture is a commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

lastminute.com N.V. is a publicly-traded company listed under the ticker symbol LMN on the SIX Swiss Exchange. 

Job Description

lastminute.com is looking for Database Administrator with certified experience for our Technology department.

On top of the responsibilities below Datastore Engineer will collaborate directly with software engineers, SREs and DevOps  in order to pursue our vision to let engineers use the right technology for the right use case, self-use the platform delegating also part of Data management in a safe way.

Key Responsibilities

  • As Database Administrator we are responsible for the availability, performances, monitoring, and incident response of company databases running on multiple environments mainly based on MySQL, including also other datastore technologies like Redis, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Kafka.
  • We are responsible to Develop, implement and maintain automation tools and manage and monitor diverse database technologies 

  • Contribute to Self Service capabilities 

  • Installation, configuration, monitoring, upgrading and maintaining complex databases in production and non-production environments

  • Collaborate with developers in defining optimal datastore needs and support them to optimize the usage.

  • Root cause analysis of database related issues

  • Create, support, and maintain business continuity and disaster recovery practices such as backup and recovery processes and implementation of high availability features ensuring DB are recoverable from backups/snapshot.

  • Manage tracking, alerting, and reporting of database servers

  • Be on-call for production databases on a rotation basis



  • Strong experience and knowledge of AWS and related Datastore services 

  • Minimum 4 years of experience as  DBA/DRE working with MySQL

  • Familiar with Linux OS (specifically, CentOS) and able to use the OS tools to investigate performance issues

  • NoSQL MongoDB/DocumentDB, DynamoDB, RDS, Elasticsearch, Elasticache/Redis knowledge

  • Strong understanding of configuration management tools like Ansible and IaC tools (Terraform) and their best practices.


  • Knowledge of Mysql HA solutions (ex. Galera Cluster) and related traffic balancing methods.

  • Working experience in an Agile Environment would be a plus. 

  • Experience working with product owners or product managers

  • Certifications in one of above described fields

  • Good understanding of hybrid cloud architecture

  • Experience in the programming language Java


  • Proactive attitude, strong team working, communication and collaboration skills

  • Leadership attitude and mental flexibility

  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal skill is a must

  • Good spoken and written english

Additional Information

What we offer

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment
  • Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective
  • Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day
  • Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning
  • Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings
  • Work partially or fully remote according to local laws
  • Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform
  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel
  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering
  • Welfare platform (Corporate Benefits) where you will find dedicated discounts with more than 1500 partners


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