As a leader in the identification and authentication industry, the ZETES People ID division has run and is still running several ID-related contracts on different continents and issued more than 40 million e-documents over the past 15 years. The Belgian eID, e-passport and driving license contracts are some of the most known contracts.

To support its future development, Zetes is looking for a Database Administrator


As member of the Zetes People-ID Corporate team (PASS), you are in charge of managing several mission-critical 24x7 databases. These databases will be managed from Belgium, but occasionally there will be projects in the EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa), Asia or LatAm (Latin-America) region.

The projects can include solutions with regards to people enrolment, AFIS services, National Register, Border Control, e-documents such as e-passport, e-ID, e-visa, driver license, etc. For most of these projects Zetes is leading as the prime technical contractor and works with local partners.

We currently work with Oracle, RAC, Postgres, SQL server, MariaDB/Galera.


Main tasks (after initial period of working with other Zetes PASS DBA):

  • Installing, upgrading and patching
  • Managing standby’s and backups
  • Monitoring databases
  • Performance tuning
  • Securing databases
  • Production support
  • Ensuring GDPR compliance
  • Supporting developers for queries
  • Troubleshooting
  • Technology evaluation
  • Documentation
  • Travel outside Belgium within the scope of project execution whenever necessary
  • Respecting licensing rules

Requirements and Skills

General qualification:

  • Teaming skills (easy to work with, easy integration)
  • Capable of showing initiative and out of the box thinking
  • Stress resistant
  • Willing to learn


  • Very knowledgeable in relational databases
  • Graduate/Licensee in Informatics or equivalent engineering degree is preferred
  • Very good knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with using Oracle, RAC, Data Guard installation on Linux
  • Experience with using Oracle, RAC, Data Guard
  • Experience with rman
  • Experience with postgres is a plus
  • Experience In HA clusters is also a plus


  • Flexibility
  • Being challenge-oriented
  • Optimistic nature
  • Result-driven
  • Team Player
  • Reachable after hours when required

Language skills:

  • Our internal working language is English
  • Fluent French or Dutch, oral and written
  • Good English, oral and written
  • Ability to speak an extra language (Spanish, Portuguese) is a plus

We offer

  • A lot of fun
  • Some homework is possible
  • A high level of autonomy
  • A full-time job in the ZETES office in 1601 Ruisbroek (Flemish Brabant)
  • Continuous learning in the market of People-ID
  • Attending relevant seminars and specific training courses
  • Work within a dynamic team experienced with large-scale projects
  • An attractive remuneration package and fringe benefits in-line with your experience

More information about Zetes

If you are fascinated by this challenging opportunity, please send your application letter and cv to the HR director :

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