IT Operations - Database Administrator

Stockholm, Sweden
Klarna makes shopping smoooth. And we do it with flair because shopping is fun. Every day, we help customers, businesses, and partners explore just how smoooth the modern shopping experience can be. 

It means we’re constantly changing the game. Always trying out new things. And we encourage our people to do the same. To grow. To develop. Because we don’t believe roles have to stay fixed. Instead we inspire our people to take an irregular career path. As a company of 350 dynamic start-ups, our whole business is built for it. So once you’re in, there’s no telling what will happen next.

Our team

This is a mini startup-like team that has all the functions a normal IT department should have! It is a small but very strong team that is looking for the best fit soul for the data handling activities. We have all kinds of financial systems that we provide and support for Klarna to run. We need an eager soul to fine tune our systems from a database expert view and bring the awesomeness to the business. 

You'll get the chance to work with:

We have some different flavoured databases that are all SQL based which could use your expertise for further fine tuning. Are you a SQL professional that always strives to make any database run as smoooth as possible? Are you into data, ETL, and streaming? Do you like to move data, view data, use data here and there and everywhere to optimise the system and let them deliver the best result of what they are supposed to?
We have in-memory computing databases, we have transactional databases and we also can build any database we are allowed to, to help the business to perform easier. We run on cloud and we run on flexibility. So if you are also curious about the cloud world with all kinds of data, this is a great opportunity for you. 

So how will we do all that?

We will provide you the training you need to on board you with the knowledge that you need for the job. We also need your expertise to help us grow together. We encourage new ideas, we appreciate a can do attitude, and we do not just leave you facing the issue alone but work as a team to achieve what we strive for.

We want a team member who can grow with us together. We will need you to work on some SQL server administrative job, that should be easy! We will need you to learn and work on some data ETL tasks with streaming and some graphic flow in one of our financial systems. We will need your help to play with the data, the capacity, the performance and the tables etc in some monster sized in-memory computing database. If you love modelling and developing tasks based on any type of database, that will be a great quality to have as well.  

You should have

    • Professional experience with MS SQL database administration (optimisation, tuning, configuration, monitoring)
    • Experiences with any Cloud flavours like AWS, Azure or GCP
    • If you understand GIT, Terraform, cloud formation and Ansible playbook, it will be a very nice plus (but not mandatory)
    • Great analytical skills and the ability to understand complex systems
    • Good knowledge of SQL query performance optimisation
    • A healthy appetite to learn new things, sometimes even outside your comfort zone!

You might also have

    • Good knowledge of database scaling techniques for high-performance databases
    • Good knowledge of the Linux operating system and windows systems
    • Good knowledge of other databases like SAP HANA , or Sybase IQ etc.
What we offer

Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with people from all over the world in our English speaking office in Stockholm/Berlin city centre.
Learning - We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and regular internal technical talks.
Compensation - You’ll get an attractive salary, pension, and insurance plans, along with 30 days annual leave. We recognise that life is more than work, and offer benefits for gym memberships, marathons, and all sorts of activities that promote physical health. We also have generous parental leave (for men and women).
Relocation - We can offer full relocation support to Stockholm for senior candidates. Remote work is not something we can accommodate.

We know diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our teams include women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the college-educated, and people from all over the world.

We also believe in making contributions back to the open source community. You can find some of our work at

Interested in finding out more?
Send over a CV or LinkedIn profile in English.

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then, we’ve changed the banking industry forever. And now we’re creating the world’s smooothest shopping experience. We serve 80 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 190,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world’s leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by +2,500 people from 90 nationalities.