Open Source Database Specialist

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As an Open Source Database Specialist, you play a pivotal role in supporting clients at both operational and tactical levels with open source database issues. You will be involved in CI/CD development processes, ensuring the functionality and high availability of complex database environments.

Your responsibilities extend to designing, implementing, and tuning platform performance, as well as query optimization. You act as a trusted advisor, providing improvement proposals, tooling recommendations, and contributing to the overall landscape’s efficiency.

If you are a dynamic and ambitious professional looking for a challenging role with ample opportunities for growth, this project is the place for you.


  • Design, implement, and tune open source database platforms for optimal performance
  • Act as a trusted advisor for clients, providing improvement proposals, tooling recommendations, and overall landscape enhancements
  • Conduct health checks, quick scans, and prepare reports with conclusions and recommendations
  • Participate in the development of OptimaData’s services and initiate new tools and products for open source platforms
  • Serve as a focal point for general database issues within OptimaData Consultancy, expanding, documenting, and tracking knowledge and expertise
  • Engage in skills uplift activities, blogging, attending events, and potential training opportunities


Hard skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1–5 years of experience with databases, preferably with MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, and GCP is a plus
  • Strong affinity or even experience with Kubernetes is a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with Linux, Ansible, and Terraform are a plus

Soft skills:

  • Communicatively skilled: you seek the question behind the question
  • Enthusiastic and driven, with no 9 to 5 mentality
  • Eager to learn: you find it important to continually broaden, deepen, and share your (technical) knowledge
  • Flexible and easy-going, but respectful towards clients
  • Analytical: you quickly grasp complex situations by understanding observed facts, possible causes, and consequences
  • Willing to travel: a conference in London or a HealthCheck in Groningen is no issue
  • A team player, but working independently is also not a problem for you

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Lease car or mobility plan
  • Phone, Laptop
  • Support in your growth
  • Free training
  • Participation in company results
  • Best development opportunities in a future industry
  • A diverse team that shares the same enthusiasm

About the project

Unlock the full potential with our partner, a Netherlands-based multi-platform data service provider specializing in open-source database management systems. Their seasoned team of database consultants and Database Reliability Engineers excels in delivering top-notch services, including consultancy, support, maintenance, monitoring, and training.

The company also offers staffing solutions for both temporary and permanent IT capacity needs. With expertise across diverse platforms such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, NoSQL, and PostgreSQL, their high-profile team thrive in complex environments.

Join this project in a journey to become a market leader in database services, where your skills and enthusiasm are valued and rewarded!

Job Category: Open Source Database
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: hybrid Netherlands
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