Database Administrator - Manager

Job Type Permanent
Salary 70000 DOE
Reference 32016

Our client, an independent software company in the iGaming industry, are currently looking to hire a Senior DBA / DBA Manager to join their team either in the UK or Malta. You will report directly to the CTO & work closely with the Head of Infrastructure.

The main responsibilities of the role will be to work alongside our aggregation platform, games, DevOps/TechOps and operations teams and help them throughout the development and support process. This is a great opportunity to join the development team that is creative, fast growing, agile and build a Data Team around your leadership.


  • Extensive experience of MySQL version 5.1+ and have carried out upgrades of Major, Minor and Patch versions.
  • Experience of High Availability tech stack including Galera Cluster, ProxySQL, HAProxy
  • In-Depth knowledge of various storage engines used within MySQL and MariaDB
  • Experience of designing database infrastructure to meet technical and business requirements.
  • Experience of deploying and managing backup/restore strategies for large databases.
  • Experience of using git for database development and deployment.
  • Strong performance-tuning skills in databases handling high transaction rates with many terabytes of data.
  • SQL Development experience including writing, troubleshooting and optimising queries.
  • Knowledge of tools for database monitoring, management and automation (e.g. ClusterControl, Percona)
  • Knowledge of NoSQL DB (e.g. MongoDB, Redis) clustering and management.
  • Good communication skills and able to interface with architecture, development and operations teams.
  • Worked in an agile/Kanban environment and be comfortable with rejecting low priority demands when pipeline if full of high priority tasks.



  • Provide a resilient, stable and performant database platform.
  • Provide dashboards to management to show capacity
  • Provide ongoing performance improvements through optimisations enabling the system to easily handle spikes in transaction rate due to demand and/or promotions.
  • Build systems on an ‘expect failure’ principle providing available/resilient systems
  • Work in an agile way providing visibility to work and outcomes
  • Ensure that backups are run, tested and verified across all critical databases.
  • Develop alerting systems from the monitors including anomaly detection to ensure that both the DBA team and management are aware of emerging issues

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