Database administrator (PostgreSQL)

Sofia, Bulgaria IT Permanent

The role: Database administrator (PostgreSQL)

We are looking for Database administrator (PostgreSQL) to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

As a Postgres DBA, you will be responsible for supporting the operational elements of GSTP database infrastructure as well as involved in project delivery.

The DBA is a member of a team responsible for the daily management and administration of a variety of database clients at various levels. While your role is very technical in nature you will be called upon to discuss these matters to business-minded individuals inside the customer’s organization. Technologies are focused on PostgreSQL.

Your prime responsibility as DBA would be supporting the operational availability of these systems daily.

Why we need you: –

You are familiar with the full cycle of PostgreSQL instance/database management: software installation/patching; upgrade; configuration and deployment of instance/database; capacity planning; monitoring of capacity, availability, performance of the instance/database; performance analysis and tuning; backup, restore and recovery; setup replication and high availability; architect customized backup solutions; scripting jobs for automation; problem fix; Security management and auditing; documentation etc.

In this position, you`ll interact with application teams and peer support teams (DBA, SA, Storage, project management etc.) for project implementation and ongoing support. You`ll take initiative to improve the performance, efficiency of the database assurance operation; being cohesive to standard methodology and collaborate/coordinate with the DBA peers on change management, problem management, and work management.

Our team works on 24×7 on-call rotation and troubleshooting problem tickets and response to customer requests and change controls and as part of the team, you`ll take part in that schedule. You`ll support other DBA/project activities and help desk. You`ll overall contribute to knowledge and experience sharing

Who are we looking for: –

You have been involved in the installation/setup and maintenance of Oracle and Postgres database software with updates/patches. You have developed and maintained accurate documentation of all areas encompassing the database infrastructure.

You have experience in Database Security – access, authentication, auditing, vulnerability assessment. You have performed migration and upgrade tasks while minimizing downtime. You have been involved in database backups, restore, and recovery tasks. You have a solid grasp of planning and executing DR planning/testing, SQL, PL/SQL programming, application DBA (data modeling).

You have good analytical and problem-solving and skills. You are proactive and easily communicate with both technical and non-technical experts. You are an outstanding teammate and a good performer under minimum supervision.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: –

You have over 2 years’ experience as a Database Administrator working with Postgres in an enterprise capacity. Experience with MySQL in a production environment is an asset. You had exposure to Linux/VMware environment.

Availability to provide 24×7 on-call support would be considered a plus.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and also like to throw in a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we provide advice and financial relocation assistance to those moving to Bulgaria.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). In addition, you are entitled to a personal allowance interest which encourages our employees to upskill themselves or pursuit a hobby. A baby bounty is offered to our employees as well, granting 1000 BGN upon the birth of a child.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. In the office there is always free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. In addition, we contribute a certain amount to the transportation and lunch expenses of our employees.

Our employees can always enrol to our sports program, and in terms of relaxation we have a playroom, including a PlayStation and a pool table. Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies.  This role is in the Group’s Bulgaria service office in the GSTP department.