Principal System Engineer - PostgreSQL

 StepStone ·  28.06.2019 ·  Ingelheim am Rhein ·  Boehringer Ingelheim

Principal System Engineer - PostgreSQL
Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate) Ingelheim Job ID: 199284 Job Level: Experienced Functional area: Information Technology Schedule: Full-Time
For our global and diverse IT team, we are searching for an expert in PostgreSQL who helps us to implement this new technology and make it a standard at Boehringer Ingelheim (BI).

In close collaboration with your colleagues, you work for the best solutions for database services across all business areas of BI and applying Agile/Scrum as well as Waterfall methodologies in your daily work.

Are you a team player with commitment, flexibility and fun at work? Would you like to collaborate in a global virtual team and are you open for travelling from time to time? Do you strive to grow in international collaboration, technology and project work? Then read on and apply!

Tasks & Responsibilities

You plan, design and implement solutions and standards for database services in various technologies with a strong focus on PostgreSQL.

In your role, you also focus on performance and deployment optimization and ensure a high availability architecture.

This includes consulting, analysis and client support in PostgreSQL for BI´s database platforms.

Furthermore, you ensure security and compliance requirements.

You work on the automation of tasks related to database activities.

Additionally, you are always looking for innovation and continuous improvement for your field of responsibility.


At least Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent

A few years of professional experience in PostgreSQL database environment (including underlying Operation System Linux) or projects

Experience with virtualized environments (preferably VMWare), clustering (Linux, Windows) and high availability solutions

Broad technical background with in depth knowledge of IT infrastructure (e.g.,  storage, networking and compute)

Ability to gain insights and define user requirements for coding and to write code for automated processes

Scripting experience (Perl, Bash, and/or Powershell would be preferred)

Best practice overview (e.g., ITIL processes) and open minded for IT trends (IoT, Cloud-computing, ML, …)

Excellent communication skills in English, German would be a plus

Our benefits

Good compatibility of work and private life

Good development opportunities with in-house education and various training options

Gym and variety of company sports groups

Competitive salary plus bonus payments

Long-term account

Who we are

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals.

 As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key, because your growth is our growth.

 Want to learn more? Visit and join us in our effort to make more health.

We look forward to receiving your online application!


For further information please contact Recruiting Services: Mrs. Natalie Scheid, Tel: +49 (0) 6132 77-144649

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