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Experienced DBA Developer

Can you handle large data sets from 25 databases that keep 10 million kids playing every month? Would you like to bridge operations and development, by keeping our servers running and collaborate with lots of creative colleagues in a company that still has the entrepreneurial spirit intact?

About the Job

As our new DBA Developer, you will be part of the DevOps Team of 6. Here, your main responsibility is to maintain our many databases, performance analyze/optimize queries and database schemas, and mentor our 10+ backend developers on best SQL practices. 

Your typical tasks or projects would be:

  • troubleshooting existing MSSQL by diagnosing performance related issues and assisting in performance tuning applications and systems that interact with MSSQL
  • helping to write automation scripts that configure, install, upgrade, and patch DB servers
  • mentoring our programmers on writing well performing SQL and designing good data models
  • defining/documenting processes, best practices, and strategies for databases
  • analysing emerging industry and database technology trends and evaluating and recommending DBA tools and new DBMS technologies/versions

We are an informal organisation with processes that can be changed as long as it keep our users happy. So with us, you get to shape the content of your job within its framework and take on more responsibility if you want.  Also, we are in rapid growth and constantly changing, so if you need new tools or come up with smarter ways of working, we are ready to try your suggestions.

About You

You love understanding the challenges of your colleagues and translating the challenges into solutions that meet their needs. Being extrovert and cooperative, you are comfortable not knowing what may happen in the course of your work day. You easily switch between tasks – when operations have issues and you need to leave your development tasks, you always keep a cool head, colleagues informed and follow processes and procedures. Moreover, you

  • have at least 3 years operational experiences with MSSQL databases, preferable running large systems, e.g. from a large website
  • are strong in understanding programming/scripting (coding) and great at SQL optimizing
  • are interested in working with other types of datastorages such as NoSQL (DynamoDB), columnar datawarehouses (RedShift) and Spark
  • speak and write English effortlessly, as many of your colleagues do not speak Danish

About Us

MovieStarPlanet ApS is the company behind the games and social networks for kids aged 8-13 years - MovieStarPlanet, BooniePlanet and RoboBlastPlanet. In the virtual worlds each user designs their own MovieStar avatar, Robot and Boonie, which are used to play the games, engage and have fun with other friends. In the games there is a wide spread of options to dress-up, chat with friends, design looks, making movies and scrapbooks, design clothes, building robots and play mini games.

Launched in Denmark in 2009, MovieStarPlanet ApS has since experienced explosive growth. Currently, the games are live in 16 countries across 11 European markets as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Globally we rank among the most popular virtual worlds for the target group with more than 300 million registered profiles.

MovieStarPlanet ApS employs +100 staff at the Headquarter based in the attractive surroundings of the new and modern part of Copenhagen called Ørestad, located very close to the city center and the metro line. Corporate language is English.

Why Work With Us?

Touch the lives of millions of kids every day. You will get to be part of a fast growing company, producing one of the most popular games/social networks in the world for kids. Your colleagues are highly qualified, creative and friendly people. We are very ambitious and strive to connect kids in the best social network by developing and supporting the world´s most inspiring social network for kids by delivering safe digital entertainment for fun, creativity and sharing. We believe in learning by doing and taking ownership of tasks and projects so you will be given a lot of freedom and responsibility from day one!

MovieStarPlanet has more than 20 nationalities working with us, which provides a vibrant atmosphere. We value diversity and believe this contributes to a greater variety of viewpoints, a broader range of individual talents and professional experience. Passion for people and the products makes us an inspiring, fun, casual and challenging place to work and creates an environment where ideas can flourish.

‘Social’ is both what we do and who we are – so every week there is always a social event going on ranging from Friday bars to casual game nights to running clubs. We have a canteen in the building so lunch is served just downstairs and we offer free fruit and healthy snacks on a daily basis. For our future foreign colleagues it could be interesting to know that we offer 5 weeks of vacation for all nationalities (paid when earned), free child 1st sick day and the right to take up to 52 weeks of combined parental leave.
So if you want to work with passionate colleagues who care for kids and work hard every day to give them the best platform to have fun with their friends then MovieStarPlanet is the right place for you.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position online by clicking the apply button below. Your application should contain the following:

  • A cover letter – including a short description of your educational background, working experience and why you are motivated to work at MovieStarPlanet
  • Your CV and exam results

Application Deadline

Application deadline is as soon as possible. We will be holding interviews at the earliest convenience.

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Location Copenhagen

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