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Senior Database Administrator


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 22/09/2017

Job Category:

IT and Telecommunications / Database Dev. & Admin

Job description:

Senior Database Administrator

Apply now Job no: 493757
Work type: Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: IT Infrastructure

The Job

As Senior Database Administrator at Sportsbet you will engage and work with a team of highly capable technical specialists to be responsible for the stability, performance, compliance and security of the various Database Management Systems used at Sportsbet. 

You will be part of the infrastructure team that underpin a digital business that supports peak transaction volumes unlike any other business in Australia.You will be part of the team that are undertaking a major transformation of our infrastructure capability as we shift our platforms and capabilities to Cloud based services. You will need to deliver results and outcomes which are required to enable Sportsbet delivery teams to continually deploy new products to Sportsbet customers.

We want to attract and engage an incredible Database Administrator who is passionate about leading by example culturally and technically, implementation, administration, troubleshooting and maintenance of network infrastructure and enterprise network solutions. As a senior member of the team you will provide in-depth technical skills and experience to the capability of the team,provide a point of escalation for more junior and less experienced members of the team for the resolution of incidents and underlying problems, and collaborate in the design solutions in an agile approach as required to meet specific business objectives.


The Team

The team consists of DBA and Systems Engineers who are highly skilled and capable engineers, located in our head office. The team has been responsible for delivering incredible infrastructure capabilities that have supported sustained growth for many years.


The Company

Sportsbet is Australia’s biggest & best online betting company, just ask our customers! We are crazy dedicated to providing them with the best value, entertainment, technology and a superior online experience. We also want to make this the best place you’ll ever work and we’ve got some slick offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin with 700 odd bloody awesome humans in them.


 The Perks

  • Amazing growth opportunities, we’re part of a global company so the world’s your oyster. Plus, we’ll hang our hats on Sportsbet’s commitment to assist our peeps to develop their careers (just ask the all the people who took new internal roles with us this year). This specific position will contribute significantly to Sportsbet technology operating model with regular face to face engagement with GM, Exec level.
  • Super generous employee bonus program, plus free brekky, flexible hours, a Shares program……. did we mention the brekky?
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave (say whaaat)
  • Best in class Parental Leave program with 6 months for Primary Carers PLUS 2 months for secondary carers. #welovebabies

Is this role for me?

  • Aligned values(Agility, Relentless will to win, Low Ego, Collaboration,Integrity),
  • Specialist skills in all aspect of Database Administration (Informix, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Redshift)
  • Skills in the design, development, and implementation of Database Management Systems
  • Proven ability in scripting/programming (UNIX Shell, Stored Procedures, SSIS, SSRS)
  • Strong technical documentation skills
  • Strong communications and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Expert Knowledge of highly- available database cluster environments (Informix, SQL Server, MySQL, Cassandra, Redshift)
  • Expert Knowledge of programming/scripting languages (UNIX Shell, Stored Procedures, SSIS, SSRS)
  • Exposure to cloud services (ideally AWS)

We encourage you to apply immediately as we will begin shortlisting within 1-2 weeks of advertising. Heads up - we use ability assessments, video assessments, interviews and a few toys in our Talent Assessment process!


Responsible Gambling

At Sportsbet we are committed to making Sports Betting a fun and entertaining experience while protecting those with potential gambling problems. We offer people tools to help them assess their gambling habits, manage their betting activity, and provide access to problem gambling help services. For more information about how we are aiming to lead the way in responsible gaming visit our website


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