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Junior Support DBA specialist

Join the Magic

Our Mission

At Puratos, we create innovative food solutions for the health and well-being of people everywhere. As the global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients, we help our customers to be successful with their business, by turning technologies and experiences from food cultures around the world into new opportunities. We are more than 10.000 employees in over 70 countries and a consolidated turnover of 2.2 billion euros (in 2021). Our passion for innovation, a pioneering spirit and the unique Puratos culture drive our solid growth and vision for the future This, along with our commitment to our local communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.

To strengthen our team in Portugal we are looking for:


Database Administrator (m/w/d)

(Sintra, Portugal)


Your Mission

The main mission consists of the administration and support of our MS SQL Servers. You’re member of the Group Systems Team which is based in Belgium. This team is responsible for the design and L3 support of the different production and cloud systems of the Puratos Group. Among these Databases, VMware, Microsoft AVD, Active Directory, 0365, Storage, Intune, SCCM, …

What you will do

The DBA will be point of contact in his/her domain from a functional and technical point of view and main focus is Database support

The key tasks are:

  • Ownership of our data stores, including monitoring and proactive maintenance.
  • Review and enhance existing database configurations, schemas, and queries.
  • Prototype, evidence and deploy enhancements to data stores supporting Continuous Delivery.
  • Deliver and implement robust data architectural patterns for storage, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Ensure data accuracy, security, resilience, and performance in all areas.
  • Tuning queries, identifying bottlenecks in the databases and instances and take steps to resolve them.

What we expect from you

  • Strong knowledge in MS SQL Server databases and interfaces (Integration Services). Also in routine maintenance, recovery, and handling failover of a database
  • Good understanding of Windows Server operating system.
  • General understanding of storage technologies and networking
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to interact with both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Hands on mentality, taking initiative
  • Acts with integrity and takes personal responsibility for outcomes. Asks for feedback and actively listens.
  • Driven to continually improve skills and abilities. Have a 'learn-it-all' mentality.
  • Prepared to travel for short periods (1 week max) at most 2 or 3 times per year
  • Understand the needs of the business and willing to go the extra mile when required
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).
  • Analytic skills for problem solving.
  • Ability to work in an international environment and a team split across the world.
  • Well organized and good time management skills.

What you can expect from Puratos

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative. We cultivate an inclusive global workplace, that fully embraces diversity and equal opportunities for all. We strive to reflect the richness of our customers, communities and society, accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver on our commitments.