Job Description

Company Description

SG Digital (a division of Scientific Games) is looking for a talented Database Administrator to work on the next generation of online sports betting and gaming platforms. Our world leading sportsbook products process over 70% of all regulated sports bets, on a system that offers unparalleled levels of performance and scalability.

We pride ourselves on product innovation and technical excellence and are constantly adding new applications and new functionality to our product suite, used by billions of end users. And, while many other companies have been downsizing, we continue to see growth across our business.

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Job Description

Job Description - Informix DBA

The Database Administrator is a member of a team of technology experts specialising in various tasks associated with Database (DB) administration and maintenance. The primary tasks are focussed on ensuring excellent uptime and performance of the DB and as such, a DB administrator has a good understanding of RDBMS operation in general, good knowledge of best practices, and a passion for ensuring the highest standards of uptime through proactive monitoring, pre-emptive tuning and general attention to detail. In this role, you will be primarily responsible for Informix databases, with secondary responsibilities for databases from other vendors, so a desire to learn multiple platforms is key. Automation of installation, monitoring and maintenance using Ansible and tools like puppet and chef is key with this role.

As a member of a geographically dispersed group of database experts, the DBA is required to work on a shared backlog of time-sensitive tasks and deliver high quality DB services to the Company. This is only possible through efficient teamwork, prompt escalation and excellent communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

? Proactive monitoring of production DBs and resolution of system generated alerts

? Proactive health checking and maintenance of the DBs including index generation, partitioning, backup updating statistics and performance analysis.

? DB integrity checks including indexes, data integrity, disk/storage integrity

? Reporting and analysis, including extracting data from multiple sources and identifying and resolving inconsistencies

? Database configuration, patching and upgrades according to SG Digital change and release management processes

? Design and implementation of automation using scripting languages such as Ansible

? Design and implementation of database monitoring tools

? Reporting on the stability and performance trends of database systems

? Improvement and maintenance of existing documentation, such as various HowTo documents, Operations Manuals and Alarms Journals.

Skills and Qualifications:

? At least 3 years experience as a DBA

? Good understanding of the administration of a major relational database (preferably IBM Informix)

? Proficiency in SQL

? System administration skills in Linux [preferable] and/or Windows

? Knowledge of at least one other major database product including, but not limited to, Postgres, Microsoft SQL Server, Cassandra, MySQL

? Good knowledge of shell scripting; additional coding skills, such as Ansible, would be advantageous

? Troubleshooting skills and an ability to determine the root cause of an issue quickly

? A willingness to learn and take on new challenges, and a desire for continuous personal and technical development

? An attention to detail

The position is listed as Melbourne but open to Singapore and New Zealand too.


  • Experience with any major relational database (Oracle, SQL Server or Informix).
  • Experience with database migration, performance tuning, and optimization, and setting up and managing database connections
  • Familiar with SQL reporting services including creating, modifying, and managing custom reports
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills
  • Up to Date on the latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience

Additional Information

Why would you enjoy working with us at SG Digital?

  • Competitive benefits, an open and supportive environment as well as a modern and exciting workplace

  • The opportunity to interact with global teams on a regular basis and the possibility to switch teams and projects as you and our business continues to develop and grow

  • Tangible and genuine development - at SG Digital, you can take your career where you want it to go!

  • Exposure to real work, business-critical projects and the chance to develop some of the world’s leading e-commerce sportsbooks whilst working on exciting client projects and interact with lots of code!

And if that’s not enough; you will get to enjoy flexible working whilst we provide you with the guidance and development skills you need to progress quickly and enhance your career.



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