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Senior DBA

Position : Senior DBA


Sporty – SPORTY Technical /

Full-Time/ Remote

Sporty's sites are some of the most popular on the internet, consistently staying in Alexa's list of top websites for the countries they operate in

Our DBA team's mission is to provide high availability, high performance, high quality, and secure 'Data & Intelligent Service' to our internal customers. We leverage the power of high quality data to strengthen and equip our enterprise. Our DBA engineers play a key role in ensuring the stability and quality of our infrastructure. With a key challenge being the stability of our database clusters under the heavy load of millions of users.

With plans for rapid growth, our DBAs are vital for cross-functional collaboration, and implementing the latest technologies to ensure a world-class user experience.


    • Database / table schemas deployment; Accounts, privileges management
    • Monitor and maintain the existing database infrastructure via autoscaling, automated alerts and CloudWatch dashboards
    • Take ownership and responsibility for our existing and new database infrastructure
    • Liaise with external security agencies for annual audits as well as perform our own internal security sweeps
    • Aid in reconfiguring existing architecture and database structure to allow for rapid deployment to new countries

    Our Mission

    • Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone

    Our Operating Principles

    • 1. Create Value for Users
    • Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty 
    • Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation 
    • Be Responsible 
    • Preserve Integrity & Honesty 
    • Respect Confidentiality & Privacy 
    • Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability 
    •  Work Hard with Passion & Pride
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    • Openminded and willing to take on new challenges, with the ability to collaborate in a distributed team environment
    • 3+ years of specific experience with MySQL administration for large-scale systems
    • 3+ years of experience with MongoDB shard cluster management
    • Hands on experience on PaaS, such as AWS RDS, GCP SQL, Atlas

    Our Stack

    • Database: MySQL, MongoDB
    • PaaS: AWS RDS, Redshift
    • Business Monitoring: PMM
    • Cloud Services: AWS EC2, Cloudwatch etc.
    • Server Operating System: CentOS
    • Programming: Python, Shell script


    • Quarterly and flash bonuses
    • We have core hours of 10am-3pm in a local timezone, but flexible hours outside of this
    • Education allowance
    • Referral bonuses
    • 28 days paid annual leave
    • 2 x annual company retreats (Lisbon + Dubai in 2022 / Phuket in Q2 2023 + 1 more TBC!)
    • Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
    • Payment via world class online wallet system DEEL
    • Top of the line equipment supplied by market leader Hofy
    • We score 100% on The Joel Test
    • Our teams are small enough for you to be impactful
    • Our business is globally established and successful, offering stability and security to our Team Members

    Interview Process

    • HackerRank Test 
    • Remote video screening with our Talent Acquisition Team + live ID check
    • Remote 90 min video interview loop with 3 x Team Members (30 mins each)
    • Pre offer call with Talent Acquisition Team
    • ID check via Zinc & 2 References from previous employers
    • 24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process
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    About Employer

    Sporty Group is a consumer internet and technology business with an unrivalled sports media, gaming, social and fintech platform which serves millions of daily active users across the globe via technology and operations hubs across more than 10 countries and 3 continents. The recipe for our success is to discover intelligent and energetic people, who are passionate about our products and serving our users, and attract and retain them with a dynamic and flexible work life which empowers them to create value and rewards them generously based upon their contribution. We’re fortunate enough to have already built a capable and proven team of 300+ high achievers from a diverse set of backgrounds with a common thirst for excellence and we are constantly looking for more talented individuals to power our growth and serve our users further via their grit and innovation.

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    Posted in 2023-12-01

    Expired in 2024-01-22

    This vacancy has been closed