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Database Administrator

General information


Paris - Paris - France


Software & Product Development

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Description & Requirements


UKG is looking for our Database Reliability Engineer for one of our product line. At the same time, you will be dedicated to the teams of the Document Manager Product Line and participate to the overall data strategy through our data tribe.
Our Database clusters are hosted in 5 mains places (DE, FR and 3 in the US) and are all managed with ansible and for some of them in OpenStack VM. We are in a project to move these clusters to GCP in the coming year.

UKG has organized the team with agile methodology and continues to be up to date as possible, each member of the team can be involved in research project to push new technologies in our stack. UKG is a regular sponsor of PostgreSQL meetup in France, and encouraged the employee to attend technical conference or talk at them.
The position is open in Paris or can be full remote in France or Germany.

The successful candidate will be required to have:
- Great ability to work in team environments (R&D and other DBA's)
- Expertise on PostgreSQL
- Curiosity for technology in general
- Curiosity for the product side and customer focus
- Love to share his/her knowledge with others
- Fluent in english and good ability to work in an international environment

Your key missions will be:
- Work closely with the Engineering teams of the Document Manager Line
- Perform regular database schema changes with no downtime (blue green principles)
- Solve performance issues and suggest optimizations
- Automate recurring DBA tasks
- Be part of the DBA team on-call
- Monitor database environment to maintain high availability and proactively identify and tackle issues
- Work with software engineers to produce good schema design and write efficient queries
- Monitor and ensure our backup solutions are safe and secured


Competencies required:

- 5+ years of proven ability with Postgres architecture, monitoring, troubleshooting and backups. RLS is a plus.
- Expert knowledge with SQL and overall knowledge in Databases Management System
- Good communication skills
- Knowledge of logical replication and PostgreSQL internals
- Experience in GNU/Linux environment
- Experience with Ansible or any other app deployment software
- Experience with GCP / Cloud SQL is a plus
- Knowledge of Datadog monitoring platform is a plus

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

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