Database Engineer

Mariia Sotnikova
Mariia Sotnikova
Recruitment Partner


Singapore, Singapore

For people in Singapore, traveling far means traveling by air, and that means Singapore Airlines (SIA). The carrier flies to about 65 cities in some 30 countries, primarily in the Asia/Pacific region but also in Europe and North America. It boasts a fleet of more than 100 aircraft. SIA extends its network via code-sharing with fellow members of the Star Alliance marketing partnership, including United Airlines and Air China. (Code-sharing allows airlines to sell tickets on one another's flights and thus offer service to additional destinations.) 

The successful candidate will join the Information Technology Division, Cloud & Platforms Department. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Set the technology roadmap and standards for database technologies covering traditional RDBMSs as well as modern NoSQL / specialised databases

  • Implement and maintain full operational lifecycle procedures from deployment, to maintenance/patching, backup/recovery and decomm using extensive automation

  • Provide 24x7 operational support of database systems with responsibility for uptime, overall system performance, identifying root cause and implementing improvements to avoid recurrence

  • Perform security compliance activities, e.g. security reviews, implementing security controls, logging etc

  • Provide end-to-end support and advisory including support required by application developers


  • Possess a degree in Information Technology or related fields with good experience in multiple data or database centric roles

  • Strong understanding of database concepts with deeper knowledge of Oracle and MySQL

  • Experience is required in the following areas:

    • Strong understanding of operational processes and automation

    • Shell scripting, ideally using Python

    • Performance, capacity planning and database/query tuning.

  • The ideal candidate will have:

    • Experience working with Continuous Integration and Delivery and how it impacts persistent data tiers

    • Experience working with other infrastructure teams / technologies

  • Strong logical and analytical skills with the proven ability to learn new subjects quickly

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