Database Administrator Expert (m/f/d)

 StepStone ·  12.01.2019 ·  München ·  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG


Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group. Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide. 

AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor's and A+ by A.M. Best. 

Based in Munich and part of the AGCS IT department, you will be responsible to ensure system stability and improvements. The installation and upgrading of the database server and application tools is part of your key assignment. Moreover one of your main tasks will be the correction of errors. These tasks can be done in line organization or in projects. You will be part of a global, multicultural team.

Key Responsibilities

Installation and upgrading the database server and application tools


Allocate system storage and plan future storage requirements for the database system

Modify the database structure, as necessary, from information given by application developers

Enroll users and maintaining system security

Ensure compliance with database vendor license agreement

Monitor and optimize the performance of the database

Contact database vendor for technical support

Produce and edit scripts for optimizing efficiencies  


Documentation 


Develop and create a wide-range of documentation such as presentations, technical designs, functional specifications and system requirements

Update and enhance the existing documentation on a regular basis by guaranteeing quality and completeness

Communicate and train regularly on documentation content as well as keep up-to-date IT design, policies and specifications within the existing documentation

Develop and maintain technical documentation for database specific configurations, access and processes


Stakeholder Management 


Proactively work and coordinate with relevant stakeholders (within IT, the business, strategic vendors / outsource partners, among others) to deliver consultancy and service

Coordinate with other functions e.g. Finance, Operations as necessary

Interacting with provider and vendor to drive the resolution of issues


  Solution Development 


Contribute to the preparation of test cases and work closely with the test managers and analysts

When required work on the effective design of IT solutions by bringing in the element of technology and architecture for the design solution


Governance and Standards 


Conduct analysis on whether IT policies/standards are being followed, follow up and apply in cases where necessary

Perform peer reviews for the code quality and ensure compliance to all standards and guidelines for software programming


Information collection 


Investigate IT procedures, standards and guidelines (including AGCS as well as Group IT standards)

Evaluate existing systems/processes

Interact with stakeholders within the IT department


Relevant experience 


3-5 years professional experience within the IT industry, ideally in the financial services sector

Experience in participating projects / tasks in a global environment

Knowledge in risk management


Education / Certification 


Bachelor degree in related field is required, preferably in IT or Business Administration

Very good command of the English language (verbal and written) is mandatory. Other languages, especially German, would be beneficial


Technical Skills 


Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley or ICOFR reporting in an IT environment

Knowledge of ITIL, SOX compliancy and SDLC

General knowledge of IT based infrastructure and application platforms

OCA Certificate is required


  General Skills 


Analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, identify and resolve issues before they transpire

Strong conceptual abilities and implementation of pragmatic methods and procedures

Good communication and presentation skills

Ability to understand and interpret business needs and associated technical requirements

Proven experience in complex and international organization, as well as the ability to work independently and accurately under time pressure

Experience in participating projects and tasks in a global environment with multicultural teams

Ability to work strategically with focus on the targets

Influencing and relationship management skills especially in conflict situations

Agile and depth Ops knowledge is beneficial


AGCS promotes an individual work-life balance for example the possibility of working part-time. Provided that the job with its respective basic conditions is suitable for this, all positions advertised on a full-time basis can also be filled on a part-time basis. 

If you are currently exempted from statutory pension obligations under section 6 (1) sentence 1 no. 1 SGB VI, please take a look at the important and binding notes in the HR lexicon under: Money / Social Security / Annuity Insurance / Pension Insurance exemption. 




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