Senior Database Administrator

The Senior Database Administrator reports to the Database Administrator Team Lead and is responsible for the planning, building and maintenance of robust and reliable database clusters.
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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.

What we believe

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.

Our commitment to you

The Workshop is 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.

What you'll do

The Senior Database Administrator reports to the Database Administrator Team Lead and is responsible for the planning, building and maintenance of robust and reliable database clusters supporting our system infrastructure. The key objective of the Database Administration Team, and thus the Senior Database Administrator, is to ensure that globally deployed database infrastructure is stable, scalable and efficient.  To reach this goal, you will collaborate with the Team Lead to define, refine and execute the processes and tasks required. The Senior DBA will help to mentor other team members in their day-to-day tasks. You will also support the Team Lead in planning, technical decisions and collaborating with teams we support for their database needs to develop new insights that could further enhance our platform. 

  • Guide the Database Administration Team through the creation and execution of our database management;
  • Define and enforce availability and performance SLAs to maintain our high standards;
  • Maintain detailed, up-to-date documentation of internal data assets;
  • Use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to automate creation and destruction of clusters;
  • Define and enforce monitoring and alarming policies to minimize system downtime or performance degradation;
  • Ensure systems are patched, secured and backed up to our standards;
  • Oversee the tuning of database engines for improved efficiency and cost;
  • Co-ordinate with cross-functional experts throughout the company to validate and develop new insights;
  • Collaborate with and support development and other teams in delivering on business objectives;
  • Expert analytical and data-driven decision-making skills;
  • Creative thinking and motivated self-starter with an ability to quickly grasp complex concepts and technologies;
  • Comfortable leading projects from start to finish with minimal supervision;
  • Strong ability to work within aggressive and dynamic timelines;
  • Excellent team player and positive contributor to the culture of the business;
  • Participate in On-call rotation for publishing platform.

What you'll bring

  • University degree or diploma in related field and 5+ years of relevant DBA experience;
  • Expert in large scale MySQL database cluster administration;
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL optimization;
  • Experience implementing and maintaining best practices for database backups;
  • Basic Linux system administration experience;
  • Comfortable administering Mongo or a similar document based database system;
  • Intermediate understanding of PostgreSQL database systems;
  • Virtualization experience, specifically AWS cloud computing and clustering;
  • Strong analytical and data-driven decision-making skills;
  • Ability to work within aggressive and dynamic timelines;
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to interact with all levels of end users and technical resources.
  • Experience managing infrastructure with code (Terraform, Ansible, etc);
  • Sufficient knowledge of scripting languages such as Python or PHP for task automation and monitoring components;
  • Familiarity with the Atlassian Stack management tools (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket).
  • Experience in data warehousing considered an asset;

What's in it for you

  • Inspiring and fulfilling work at an innovative and values-driven company creating cutting-edge tech
  • Attractive salary and customisable 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

    Fully 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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