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Senior DBA
Sporty Group

Senior DBA

Sporty Group
3 751 - 6 431 USDNet/month - B2B
Type of work
Employment Type
Operating mode

Tech stack

    Shell Scripting
    nice to have
    Amazon AWS
    nice to have
    nice to have

Job description

Online interview
Friendly offer

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.

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Our Mission:

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

Our Operating Principles:

1. Create Value for Users

2. Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty 

3. Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation 

4. Be Responsible 

5. Preserve Integrity & Honesty 

6. Respect Confidentiality & Privacy 

7. Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability 

8. Work Hard with Passion & Pride

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

Working at Sporty:

The top-down mentality at Sporty is high performance based, meaning we trust you to do your job with an emphasis on support to help you achieve, grow and de-block any issues when they're in your way.

Generally employees can choose their own hours, as long as they are collaborating and doing stand-ups etc. The emphasis is really on results. 

As we are a highly structured and established company we are able to offer the security and support of a global business with the allure of a startup environment. Sporty is independently managed and financed, meaning we don’t have arbitrary shareholder or VC targets to cater to. 

We literally build, spend and make decisions based on the ethos of building THE best platform of its kind. We are truly a tech company to the core and take excellent care of our Team Members.

3 751 - 6 431 USD


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