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Platform Support DBA III

  • DepartmentProduct Development and Operations
  • LocationSpain - Madrid
  • Location TypeHybrid
Guidewire is looking for a proactive and solution-driven Cloud Platform Support DBA to join our dynamic Platform Support team. The Platform Support DBA will work collaboratively within the Product Development Operations (PDO) team, serving our customers in both Guidewire Cloud and on-premise environments. This role requires a keen understanding of our platform, backed by the continuous learning provided by Guidewire Education, Product Development, and Cloud Engineering teams.  You will be learning new and exciting AWS processes as we embrace our journey to the cloud.  In addition, you will learn additional database platforms which will expand your skills in both database administration, performance tuning, and Cloud Computing. The successful candidate will be part of the Product Development Operations (PDO) organization working in a hybrid environment that delivers 24x7 service to customers who are using our software in the Guidewire Cloud. 

Role requires working 10 days per month from Office.


  • Function as a primary contact to research, address, and promptly fulfill Database requests and resolve cases in adherence to team standards, thereby ensuring we meet and exceed customer satisfaction.
  • Provide support for the Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Aurora (MySQL/PostgreSQL) production and non-production databases.
  • Document and maintain technical articles, including troubleshooting guides, knowledge base articles, and runbooks, in order to meet objectives for customer request fulfillment and issue resolution. 
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of our database through company-sponsored training and experience 
  • Assist in daily administration activities including setup, configuration and monitoring of databases to ensure backups, availability and performance are all maintained to the highest standards.
  • Tuning, troubleshooting and production support for database environments deployed in multi-AZ AWS environments both on the EC2 and RDS/Aurora platforms.
  • Monitor and work the JIRA ticket queue for requests to make schema changes, security changes, execute scripts against the databases and refresh non-production databases.
  • Collaborate with the application development and support teams on process bottlenecks and provide database tuning to ensure optimal performance.  Develop and maintain strong relationships with customers and stakeholders, acting as a trusted advisor and technical point of contact.
  • Assist the support staff to troubleshoot SQL and any other database errors.
  • Report weekly to management about abnormalities and critical issues; provide root cause analysis and recommendations; work with infrastructure team, application team and/or other teams for problem resolutions, following the escalation path if needed.
  • Contribute to an environment that encourages information sharing, team-based resolution activity, cross-training, and an absolute focus on doing what is best for the customer

Required skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or a related STEM field), or related experience
  • General desktop with Windows and Linux server experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in database administration
  • 3+ years’ experience in Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL or other database scripting language
  • Deploying or migrating databases into AWS (ec2 or RDS) or any hands-on experience working with AWS or other public cloud providers is a distinct advantage.
  • Highly proficient in one or more of these RDBMS technologies:  MS SQL Server  , AWS RDS/Aurora MySQL, AWS RDS/Aurora PostgreSQL , AWS RDS Oracle
  • Working knowledge of one or more database high availability scenarios such as: AWS Multi-AZ database deployments,MS SQL Server Always on Availability , GroupsOracle Data Guard
  • Knowledge of one or more database data replication tools such as: MS SQL Server transactional replication, Oracle Golden Gate, AWS DMS/DMT
  • Unix/Linux general administration skills and/or bash/python/powershell scripting a distinct advantageKnowledge of ANSI SQL Language (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, JOIN, WHERE, etc…).
  • Strong analytical, communication both written and verbal and quality control skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with different deadlines.
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated and uses sound judgment.A team player who works well with others.
  • Desire to learn and improve your skills.
  • Experience in working with AWS services, such as EC2, S3, RDS, and (Kubernetes) ECS/EKS, to deploy and manage Java applications in a cloud environment is a plus.
  • Experience solving problem software code and reporting progress; preference for experience with a commercial customer incident tracking or CRM like
  • Experience using a software defect tracking system such as JIRA preferredSkills to read and interpret application server log files
  • 3+ years’ experience working directly with customers or key internal partners; preference for support for a B2B software company
  • Outstanding troubleshooting skills; ability to think critically and display an aptitude for problem-solving
  • We provide 24x7 support and while the many of our shifts are Monday through Friday during daytime hours, we rotate shifts monthly so there will be some evening and weekend shifts included in order to cover after-hours production emergencies
  • Read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Score bonus points if you can also have skills in another language such as French or German

Personal Qualities and Soft skills

  • You enjoy teaching and being a mentor to others
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Display a strong work ethic and do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • A highly positive can-do attitude with a knack for being a team player
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain complex technical concepts to a varied audience
  • Demonstrate strong follow-through and consistently keep commitments to customers and employees


  • Competitive market SalaryBonus
  • Company pension contributions
  • Fully funded medical insurance for you and your family
  • Annual Wellness Reimbursement
  • 26 annual leave days
  • 16 weeks paid maternity and paternity leave
  • 3 paid days volunteering in the community

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 540+ insurers in 40 countries, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1600+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

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Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.



Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.



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