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Cloud Database/Storage Lead (f/m/d)

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Date: 15-Mar-2023

Location: Düsseldorf, DE

Company: Uniper



Our Operations & IT team is looking for YOU!



What we offer
At Uniper, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer competitive salaries, company pensions and performance related benefits. Our people can also take advantage of our extensive flexible benefits package with discounts on high street vouchers, health and dental care, holidays and more.



How we work
Our people are key to our success. Our core objective is to provide them with a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration. This allows our people to take responsibility and make optimal use of their skills. Together, we want to shape the future of energy.



What we are looking for


This is an ideal opportunity for a forward thinking technical individual to join Hosting & Cloud Technology (HaCT) within Uniper. The successful candidate will help HaCT in design & adopting the latest technology & techniques and bring the solutions to end users in an easily consumable manner.

  • Be service owner for Cloud Database (IaaS and PaaS) as well as storage (on-prem and cloud) and archiving topics
  • Taking ownership on governance of DB on IaaS as well as DB on PaaS and (Cloud) Storage
  • Create, publish and advertise usage guidelines for DB IaaS and DB PaaS and (Cloud) Storage
  • Act as knowledge multiplicator for the those guidelines in the area of responsibility
  • Run an offshore DBA team to support DB on IaaS workloads
  • Shape the Uniper system landscape with regards to databases based on the Uniper strategy and the cloud strategy
  • Actively contribute to the Hosting and Cloud Technology roadmap
  • Improve processes to create a more stable system landscape and enhance the user experience
  • Implement automation to avoid human error and reduce effort and process overhead
  • Identify optimization potential in resource usage, work efficiency and processes
  • Face internal and external audit - making sure all requirements and artifacts are met and provided - ensure 100% compliance in area of responsibility
  • Act as escalation point for any (operational) issues in the services
  • Guide application teams to migrate their workloads to PaaS offerings (primary (but not exclusive) focus area PostgreSQL)
  • Guide and govern data usage pattern
  • Assist teams outside of HaCT in finding the right data architecture by leveraging the available PaaS offerings



Who we are seeking


  • University or higher degree with at least five years related experiences Azure, Oracle, SQL and Azure storage
  • Experience in leading a multi diverse team of experts
  • Having an appetite for new and innovative technologies e.g. which can be used to analyse, optimize and automate
  • Good interpersonal in verbal and written communication skills such as chairing meetings, facilitating workshops, presenting to peers and building personal networks
  • You will need strong conceptualisation skills,
  • A demonstrable record of being able to translate abstract concepts into concrete technically-sound recommendations for action across a broad spectrum of technologies.
  • You should have excellent communication skills with the ability to explain technical details in non-technical terms.
  • Influence senior stakeholders, and to operate both tactically and strategically to influence in the short and long term.
  • Fluent in English language, German language skills an advantage
  • Solid Oracle and MS SQL Server background knowledge, PostgreSQL skills/understanding advantageous - this includes understanding of the licensing (in particular Oracle)
  • Solid understanding of the Azure cloud - focus areas on IaaS (VMs, disks, performance) as well as DB PaaS offerings and storage offerings
  • Understanding of cost mechanisms in Azure
  • Project management skills
  • Experience leading and guiding an offshore development team
  • Strong mindset on improving and shaping the system landscape
  • Ability to find solutions by applying common sense and matching Uniper level goals at the same time
  • Solid understanding of Azure Data offerings and ability to draft/architect solutions that make best use of (multiple) Azure PaaS offerings to fulfil the given requirements
  • Experience with modern/cloud based (Azure) data architecture ranging from small solutions up till large and complex applications




If you have any questions about this role, please contact:

Nadine Peralta da Margarida

Please note that applications by e-mail cannot be considered for data protection reasons.



Job information

Contract type: Unlimited  
Working Hours:     Full time,  
Start Date: 01/12/2022

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Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.