Senior/TeamLead DBA

Cyprus / Poland
IT /
Full Time /
Remote
About Finom

Finom is a European tech startup headquartered in Amsterdam—and we’re on a journey towards revolutionizing the financial landscape for entrepreneurs worldwide. Our mission is to develop an all-in-one financial B2B solution that integrates banking functions, accounting, financial management, and invoicing into a seamless, mobile-first platform.

Over the past two years, our team has fuelled exponential growth, securing $50 million in investments and propelling us into hyper-growth mode. We’re on track to become a unicorn start-up by 2025, backed by global funds like General Catalyst (known for supporting Airbnb, HubSpot, KAYAK, and Stripe). Finom has expanded its reach across 10+ EU countries, with a strong presence in key markets like Germany and France.

At Finom, we’re not just redefining the entrepreneurial experience—we’re empowering our employees to make a real difference. Your work matters, and your impact extends far beyond product metrics. We nurture innovation and an inspiring work environment where bold ideas thrive, prioritizing thorough research, swift implementation of solutions, and ensuring that every effort we make benefits our users, employees, partners, and our business as a whole.

Maintaining our start-up spirit, we prioritize thorough research, swift implementation of solutions, and ensuring that every effort we make benefits our users, employees, partners, and, of course, our business.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Database Administrator to join our dynamic team. As a key player, you will manage our PostgreSQL databases, ensure optimal performance, and drive the automation and monitoring of our database systems. Your expertise will be crucial in resolving incidents and enhancing our database infrastructure to support high-load environments. Join us to help shape the future of our data management and contribute to our innovative solutions!

Responsibilities

    • Administer PostgreSQL Databases: You will manage and maintain our PostgreSQL databases, ensuring their optimal performance and availability.
    • Administer Non-Relational Databases: You will handle the administration of non-relational databases such as Elasticsearch, ClickHouse, etc.
    • Analyze Performance Issues: You will identify performance bottlenecks and propose effective solutions to resolve them.
    • Automate and Monitor: You will automate maintenance tasks and monitor database systems to ensure smooth operations.
    • Conduct Load Testing: You will perform load testing to evaluate and enhance the performance and scalability of our databases.
    • Resolve DBA Incidents: You will address and resolve database-related incidents promptly and efficiently.
    • Configure PgBouncer: You will configure PgBouncer to manage database connections and improve performance.

Required Experience and Skills

    • Database Administration: At least 5 years of experience as a database administrator, including working with high-load systems.
    • PostgreSQL Expertise: Deep understanding of PostgreSQL internals, including index types (b-tree, sp-gist, gist, gin, rum) and maintenance tasks (indexes, statistics, scripting).
    • Performance Tuning: Proven experience in identifying and resolving performance issues in databases.
    • Configuration Management: Ability to modify PostgreSQL configuration files (postgresql.conf) and manage PostgreSQL database roles (user management).
    • SQL Proficiency: Strong knowledge of SQL, including working with stored procedures, functions, and views.
    • Data Warehousing: Experience in creating and managing data warehouses (DWH).
    • Backup and Recovery: Understanding of backup principles, including types of backups, automation of backup processes, and recovery techniques.
    • High Availability: Knowledge of high availability principles, including clustering and database replication setup.
    • Airflow and Spark: Experience working with Airflow and Apache Spark.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Linux Systems: Knowledge of Linux-based operating systems.
    • Cloud Databases: Experience working with cloud-based database management systems.

What We Expect from You

    • Experience: At least 5 years of experience as a database administrator, particularly with high-load systems.
    • PostgreSQL Knowledge: In-depth understanding of PostgreSQL internals and performance tuning.
    • Problem Solving: Ability to analyze performance issues and implement effective solutions.
    • Technical Proficiency: Strong skills in SQL, database configuration, and user management.
    • Automation and Monitoring: Expertise in automating database maintenance and monitoring systems.
Join us to leverage your database expertise and play a crucial role in enhancing our data infrastructure, ensuring high performance, and contributing to the success of our innovative projects!

What You Will Get In Return

Make a genuine impact on the product

Join our upward trajectory, and grow with us. We provide the resources and opportunities for continuous personal and professional development, empowering you to make a genuine impact on our evolving product.

Work in the EU

Embark on this exciting journey with us, working from our elegant offices in Paphos (Cyprus) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), with upcoming hubs in Poland and Spain. Enjoy the flexibility of traveling and working in a remote/hybrid model across Europe.

Become a stock options holder

Unlock your inner entrepreneur and align your aspirations with ours through our Stock Options Program. This exciting opportunity is available to every team member, from junior team members to our founders.

Receive unwavering support and care

Finom stands by you at every step, embodying our commitment to your well-being and success reflected in our modern, friendly, and eco-conscious corporate culture. We offer constant support and care to ensure your Finom experience is successful and fulfilling.

Work & Swim program

Immerse yourself in our exclusive Work & Swim Program. Spend one month in a comfortable corporate apartment in enchanting Cyprus. It's the ideal opportunity to strike the perfect work-life balance while enjoying breathtaking Mediterranean views.

Next Steps

Your application will be reviewed and if successful, a member of the Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch within the next few days. 

Standard interview process: 

- Application Review - 3 - 5 days
- Recruiter Interview - 30 min -45 min
- Hiring Manager Interview - 45 min - 1 hour
- Test Task - up to 1 hour
- Final Interview - 45 min - 1 hour
- Offer

Please note the order and duration of each step can vary depending on the type of position and seniority level.

Equal Opportunity Statement 

At Finom, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We embrace diversity and invite applications from all walks of life. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.