DevOps Database Engineer, Hong Kong

Job Title: DevOps Database Engineer, Hong Kong
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 49616_1555041431
Contact Name: Patrick Chan
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 12, 2019 11:57

Job Description

Aquis Search has been a leading provider of recruitment and executive search solutions for 10 years. Specialising in commerce, financial services and professional services sectors in the Asia Pacific and EMEA (through our London office) region, we offer clients executive search, search & selection, research & advisory and contract payroll services.

We are working with a fast-growing Fintech start-up in Hong Kong in a search for a DevOps Database Engineer. Our client has gone through a huge expansion and grown the team to 90 people today. In order to build the technology platform to support their product and services in the new banking era, they are looking to add a Database Engineer to the highly experienced DevOps team.

The Role

As a database engineer, you will work on empowering the development teams with the right tools and changes for a secure, scalable, efficient database and data storage tiers. You will work directly with the development teams to understand their requirements and then translate that into appropriate code changes across the database and application code.


  • Excellent practical knowledge with RDBMS and NoSQL databases, PostgreSQL is highly preferable
  • Experience with AWS RDS and DynamoDB
  • Excellent knowledge of data sharding, schema and query performance optimisation, data structure tradeoffs, disaster recovery patterns and metrics
  • Good understand of technologies and experience in building a secure, efficient and fault tolerant system
  • Knowledge of the industry's best practices for building a modern automated platform
  • Self-starter, capable of working without direction and able to deliver projects from scratch
  • Scripting skills in Python and Bash, with strong knowledge of Linux/UNIX
  • Public cloud management experience - AWS with Hashicorp Terraform
  • Practical knowledge with Git flow, Trunk and GitHub flow branching strategies
  • Breadth of knowledge - databases, data stores, network storage, distributed computing, cloud computing
  • Familiar with big data concepts, Hadoop, Spark
  • Container Management and orchestration experience in Docker, Kubernetes
  • Monitoring tools Elastic Stack, Prometheus, Grafana
  • Fluent in English