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Database Administrator (DBA) - Leeds

Company: Sky Betting and Gaming
Job type: full-time
Category: Information Technology and Services

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Job description

At Sky Betting and Gaming we don't have team Teams we have Tribes. Each Tribe is made up of small, agile and autonomous squads who work collaboratively with a shared purpose.

So whether you join our Bet Tribe, Early Careers Tribe or anything in between, you will work with a group of people with raw energy, natural talent, and the kind of spirit that helps us think big, act bold, and change the game.

It all means that we've created the kind of workplace that wins awards such as a place on the prestigious list of Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.

As a Database Administrator you will be supporting multiple database technologies, primarily our online gaming platform running on IBM Informix, plus Oracle and PostgreSQL. We work within the DevOps culture at Sky Betting and Gaming (SB&G,) using infrastructure as code principles and open source monitoring tools. DBAs work with and assist most technical teams (Tribes) in the business including Bet, Gaming, Core, MyAccount, BigData and SB&G Italia.

Training will be provided for any strong database administrator transferring to IBM Informix from another RDBMS. The right candidate will have a wealth of experience with relational databases and will ensure the continued stability, availability, recoverability and optimal performance of our key databases.

Key Responsibilities

24x7 management of mission critical infrastructure including incident, investigation, remediation and change

Represent the team and make technical decisions on the team's behalf

Deliver automation solutions within the team in order to develop the Infrastructure as Code model

Automation of database administration duties as required

Ensuring that the database components are maintained with up to date and secure versions of software in accordance with policy, and the creation of automation workflows for these tasks

Automating and extending the system monitoring capability across the estate, and help to expose pertinent information directly to service operations

Supporting the operation of database software components in the test and production environments, working with the developers both internally and with third parties as necessary to resolve problems

Ensure that we continue to improve our ability to comply with our internal, external, Gaming and PCI audit requirements

Working closely and collaboratively with internal customers, service operations and external suppliers to provide efficient resolution of issues

Ensuring that proactive action is taken to ensure sustainable availability, capacity, security and performance and deliver service improvements

Working with suppliers and third parties to resolve incidents and implement new systems or improvements

Delivering high quality processes and technical solutions on a wide range of technologies and business processes in a hands-on manner and in a timely fashion

Assisting in formulating and implementing the database roadmaps

Spreading knowledge of database technology throughout the business and our third parties

To be successful in this role you must have:

Significant experience of automation and development of automated workflows

Relevant degree or equivalent commercial experience

Significant commercial experience of infrastructure engineering in a fast paced online business

Experience of driving sustained and significant improvement in service availability and performance

Experience in monitoring database systems, incident management and reporting

Experience in automation of processes and procedures

A careful approach to implementing changes, making use of appropriate test environments

Excellent knowledge of relational database fundamental principles

Experience of supporting a relational database system in a busy, mission critical, low downtime environment

Willingness to cross-train onto our principal database platform, IBM Informix, if your experience lies with another RDBMS

Excellent SQL skills plus procedural SQL languages like SPL, PL/SQL or TSQL

Experience using database replication technologies

Understanding of backup and recovery strategies

Technical knowledge of Internet and networking technologies and protocols

Knowledge of Red Hat Linux, and to a lesser extent Windows server operating systems

Based in Yorkshire, we have grown to become one of the UK's leading online betting and gaming companies. A business driven by bleeding edge technology, that brings the excitement of sports betting, casino games, poker and bingo to over 200,000 customers a day and growing!

It's a workplace like no other, with a mission to make Betting and Gaming better.

And we want you to be part of it.

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