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PayU: Improving financial access for millions worldwide through in-house technology

Database Engineer

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Database Engineer

We Need You to:

  • manage very large databases in an enterprise environment
  • work closely with other infrastructure team members and application developers
  • handle a workload consisting of both long-term projects and short-term tasks

Your responsibilities and main activities will be:

  • providing 24x7 support for critical production systems
  • monitoring performance and fixing database performance issues
  • managing backup, recovery and replication solutions for databases
  • performing root cause analysis for database related incidents
  • installing and maintaining database patches and upgrades
  • managing documentation of all database systems

We expect you to:

  • have experience with MySQL and PostgreSQL database administration
  • understand and use replication and backup solutions
  • have a strong analytical and problem-solving skillset
  • have the ability to function under pressure
  • participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation


  • experience with Oracle database administration
  • experience with configuration management and source control management tools (puppet, ansible, git)
  • experience with storage systems, Linux or network administration
  • practice in PCI DSS-certified environments
  • involvement in cloud services projects using e.g. EC2, Amazon Aurora, RDS, Redshift

About us:

PayU, the fintech-arm of Naspers, is a leading financial services provider in global growth markets. We use our expertise and heritage in cross border and local payments to extend the services we offer to merchants and consumers. Our innovative technology, developed in-house as well as through investments and strategic partnerships, empowers billions of people and millions of merchants to buy and sell online, extending the reach of financial services.

Our local operations span 18 growth markets across Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Here we deliver fast, simple and efficient financial services technology that unlocks access to more than 2.3 billion consumers in our regions.

PayU at a glance

PayU: Improving financial access for millions worldwide through in-house technology

PayU focuses on Financial Services, E-Commerce, Payments, Finance, and Mobile Payments. Their company has offices in Berlin and Hoofddorp. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.payu.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.