Database Engineer

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Who we are

The Workshop is a tech company that develops intuitive software for the online gaming industry. Our motto is to move “Fearlessly Forward” together. Cooperative innovation is at the center of everything we do – from our games, new products and technologies, to how we collaborate and share inspiration with one another.

We understand that great ideas come from great people, and great people thrive when they’re trusted to challenge, change, improve, and perfect our products and processes. Our forte lies in the diversity of our skills – and that comes from the diversity of our people.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace, where we all learn together, trust each other, and value collaboration. We welcome candidates of all genders, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, nationality, belief (or lack thereof), and programming language preference. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer a friendly, supportive working environment for all. It’s a place where you can try new ideas, take risks, and enjoy the support to move Fearlessly Forward.

Your Mission

As the Database Engineer, you will be part of our team and will join our expanding Information Technology Services Group.

 You will be responsible for ensuring the performance, availability, and security of clusters of a range of database technologies including MSSQL and MySQL instances in a mixture of containerized and non-containerized environments. You will be the main point of contact for various teams for databases topics. As well as being responsible for orchestrating upgrades, backups, provisioning of database instances and day-to-day maintenance of Production and Non-Production Databases.

What you'll do

  • Be point of reference for all questions related to our current Data Systems technologies.
  • Provision data systems technologies both in clustered and non-clustered configurations
  • Using company-standard tools, handle common database procedures such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migration, deployment, etc.
  • Prepare quality documentation and specifications, including database design and coding standards, best practices, and training materials.
  • Ensure performance, security, and availability of 24x7 mission-critical databases
  • Work closely with colleagues to improve the performance of existing databases.
  • Provide 24x7 support during on-call support rotation schedule

What you'll bring

  • Demonstrated seniority and overall IT experience, including basic knowledge of Linux and Windows administration.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Consultative approach to supporting various teams
  • Experience in several of the following technologies:
    • MS SQL database management including availability groups.
    • MySQL database management with clustered environments.
    • PostgreSQL administration
    • Elasticsearch administration
    • TSDB: InfluxDB /  Prometheus / Graphite
  • Exceptional troubleshooting skills, with the ability to research and solve technically challenging problems involving integrated systems.
  • Extremely organized with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English. Experience managing end customers will be an asset.
  • Related education/certification

Nice also have:

  • Experience with configuration management tools: Puppet, Ansible, Terraform.
  • Working experience with Cloud service providers

What's in it for you

  • Inspiring and fulfilling work at an innovative and values-driven company creating cutting-edge tech
  • Attractive salary and customizable benefits package
  • Flexible working hours and ways of working
  • Contemporary and accessible office environments with a range of workplace perks
  • Six weeks’ paid leave for every four years of service
  • Relocation package for you and your family including soft-landing package services to help you settle in (applicable in Spain, if you are moving from a different city/country)
  • Being part of a team with a forward-looking, international mindset and agile working practices
  • A friendly, inclusive and multicultural environment (we are made up of over 35 nationalities, speaking almost 30 languages)
  • Wellbeing programmes, learning and personal growth opportunities
  • A range of employee events throughout the year, including team building activities, Learning Labs, Hackathons and Designathons
  • Opportunities to shape the tech community within and outside of the company, through mentoring and knowledge-sharing

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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Our culture

We’re lucky enough to have a home in two of Europe’s best tech cities – London and Malaga – and are proud of our diversity. Our Inventors represent over 40 different nationalities and almost 30 languages.

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