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Database Ops
Spark NetworksITFull TimeBerlinGermany
Do you want to love where you work? Over 90% of employees say Spark Networks has a `great working atmosphere!’Spark Networks is one of the global leaders in premium online dating with iconic brands as JDate, EliteSingles, SilverSingles, Christian Mingle, eDarling and Attractive World. After its recent listing on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: LOV), the firm continues its steady growth and we are now looking to strengthen our Infrastructure, Operations and Support Team with DB Ops (f/m/d) position at our Berlin headquarters.


Spark runs completely in cloud, as a mix of databases in S3 buckets, and managed DB services. We have a longer term to not be locked into any specific vendor’s database implementation, so are looking to build out our own DBaaS for our teams. This includes running technology like: Postgres, Mongo (or other document dbs), Kafka, etc

We are looking for an experienced DBOps person who can:

– get the best out of managed services through full automation,

– run our existing databases S3 based through better automation

– Be instrumental in building out (DB as a service) for all our cloud platforms moving forward

Expected outcomes:

  • Work hand in glove with other engineers to deliver a solid DBaaS offering
  • Automate to get the best out of our DB managed services
  • Have a bunch of 9’s reliability (2 is a great start)
  • Be an advisor to engineering teams on how to get the best out of a particular setup


  • Previous experience in DBOps of at least 5 years

Must have:

  • Strong knowledge about automating relational databases (rdbms) (PostgreSQL,MySQL,MsSQL) and NoSQL databases (MongoDB)
  • Understanding of Administration / Maintenance of both cloud and hand-rolled DB environments
  • Performance monitoring, and, when necessary, query optimisation
  • Great at building out building and release processes for CI/CD pipeline
  • Linux operation systems on AWS
  • Kubernetes, Docker, Helm
  • CI/CD processes with Gitlab, Ansible and Terraform
  • System monitoring

Competences we’re looking for:

  • Ownership, cares about work
  • Responsibility
  • Pro-active
  • Build project in competent way
  • collaboration



  • 27 holidays p.a.
  • Flexi-time (where possible)
  • Urban Sports Club membership (subsidized)
  • Weekly in-house Yoga class
  • Team sporting events


  • In-house German language class or Babbel subscription
  • Free access to Blinkist library
  • Monthly training sessions via the ‘Spark Academy’
  • Monthly team insight presentations via the ‘Meet the XX’ series
  • Leadership training via the ‘Leadership Circle’ series
  • Career development plans


  • Relocation support (visa and registration)
  • Company pension (15% company contribution)
  • Cooperation with Berlin nursery (“Kita”) chain (no guarantee for free spot)
  • BVG ticket discount (public transport)
  • Free account on our dating platforms
  • Employee discount program in collaboration with hundreds of brands

Friendly working atmosphere with free drinks, lots of food, company parties, team events and great colleagues from all over the world – check out our Career Video to meet your future colleagues!

See why Spark Networks employees love where they work: check out our Glassdoor reviews and kununu reviews!

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