Database Administrator / Engineer - DBA - nexuzhealth

Software & Analysis, Data
Professional, Freelancer

To realise our ambitions, we are looking for a Database Engineer / Administrator (DBA). At nexuzhealth, we create high-performance and future-oriented platforms and ecosystems for the healthcare sector in which all parties involved in healthcare work together towards a healthier world. We help our customers with the implementation, optimization and further development of the clinical workstation (KWS), the fully integrated electronic patient record (EPD). However, Nexuzhealth wants to be more than just an EPD supplier for hospitals.  We have the ambition to support a community of users in their operation and cooperation. Not only for hospitals, but also for patients, general practitioners, home nursing, ... This way, we provide the necessary digital support for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd line within healthcare. As a Database Engineer / Administrator - DBA you will support the further development of our nexuzhealth SAAS platform: the Mother Of All Patient Records (MOAPR) and our continued growth. Within the SRE team you will be part of, we are responsible for and build the underlying platform on which our applications are developed and deployed. Here, we rely on the well-known SRE and iAC/iAAs principles and strive for the highest possible level of automation.  The nexuzhealth SRE team further supports development by developing the CI/CD pipelines and related tooling, and is also responsible for monitoring, optimising and keeping the production environment that our end users use operational 24/7. An important part of the nexuzhealth iAAS platform concerns the correct and efficient storage of all the data of the various nexuzhealth products that are made on the basis of the platform. Both structured and unstructured data must be stored. Our data persistence components are therefore an important part of our architecture and operational platform. It is here that we are still looking for expansion within the team. 

  • You are bitten by the virus to organise and store data in the best possible way, so that our functional and non-functional requirements can be met to the maximum extent.
  • You work on a daily basis together with the database architect and senior developers within the development teams. 
  • You manage, monitor and optimise the database components within our DTAP environments.
  • You identify possible usage trends and adjust the configuration parameters where necessary.
  • You are involved in the various database schema updates and migrations that will be carried out during the development sprints.
  • Occasionally you will carry out the necessary maintenance work after office hours. 
  • You will participate in a rotation system for permanent incidents. 

What you need to succeed:

  • You have about 3-5 years of experience in a similar position. 
  • Experience with SQL and database technology is a requirement, experience with a cloud provider and in particular GCP (Google Cloud Platform) is a plus. 
  • You know the impact of ACID rules and are familiar with query performance optimisation. 
  • You are hands-on and know when tasks can be scripted or automated and you carry them out.
  • Knowledge of basic system administration or experience in working with system administrators is a plus. 
  • Understanding of Infrastructure-as-code (e.g. Ansible, Terraform, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience with performance troubleshooting, load testing and observability is a plus
  • You have knowledge of Go(Lang) or want to learn more about it (since we use GO to develop automations and scripts for our database) 
  • Not only your knowledge is important, we find your motivation, insight and attitude equally important. You have a dynamic character and are eager to learn 
  • You are a team player, but can also manage and organise yourself
  • You can think in a problem-solving way, are analytical, communicative, customer-oriented and stress-resistant.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and have a good knowledge of English. 

What are we offering:

  • We offer you an interesting job in a fast-growing company with growth opportunities. 
  • You will be part of a passionate and dynamic team.
  • You receive an attractive salary in accordance with your experience.
  • You will enjoy extra-legal benefits (meal vouchers, hospitalisation and group insurance, company car with fuel card, mobile phone subscription, etc.).
  • Your workplace is Leuven (UZ Leuven), Hasselt (Corda Campus) or Ghent, depending on your preference. Partially remote working is certainly possible. 

Aspire to more: our promise to you!

At Cegeka you get all the opportunities you need to develop further as a professional. Together we discover what you really want to do for our clients and colleagues. We would like to invite you to grow with us. In an unprecedented variety of challenging and meaningful IT projects. Make your mark on projects with interesting customers where we can make the difference. Aspire to more!


We are always working together here. Intensively, with lots of fun and commitment. It is a culture driven by family values: full of trust, people-oriented, open, loyal and respectful. We offer a lot of freedom and responsibility. We want you to be part of the next phase of a proud, successful, fast-growing, innovative, European IT company full of ambitions.

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