Senior SQL Server DBA

Business Intelligence
Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role:

We are looking for a Senior SQL Server DBA to join our busy and dynamic team based in our Bulgaria service office.

The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the Installation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of the critical SQL Server Data Warehouse (DWH) system, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate DWH solution. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the SQL Server DWH, ensuring its operational readiness (security, health, and performance).

Why we need you: -

As Senior SQL Server DBA, you`ll manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems. You`ll configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.

You`ll independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end. You`ll refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes. You`ll assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.

You`ll perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours. You`ll share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.

To provide 24/7 support coverage of our systems, the DWH team is working with on-call shifts and as part of the team, you`ll be required to take part in that schedule.

Who are we looking for: -

You have at least 4+ years experience with MS SQL Server Administration required, Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO) and you have used native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.

You have experience with backups, restores and recovery models and Windows server, including Active Directory. You have solid knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server, and you are familiar with ETL processes.

You are an energetic person and proactive thinker, you have great organizational skills and can plan work independently. You are flexible and easily adapt to a rapidly changing environment. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You can multitask and context-switch effectively between different tasks and teams and have a quality-oriented approach.

You have an academic degree in Computer Science or IT/IS.

As the ideal candidate, you will have: -

As a perfect candidate, you have experience in e-gaming, VLDB, 10s TB and MCTS, MCITP and/or MVP certification.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience so whilst we are not able to provide such details at this stage, we can confirm that we offer an excellent salary and benefits package. You will have 22 days paid annual leave. 

Our benefits include a discretionary annual performance bonus, premium health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (providing you all live at the same address), and a generous company contribution into a private pension scheme each month. 

As an advocate of work/life balance, we offer an annual personal interest allowance where we encourage personal learning outside of working hours; e.g. driving lessons, cookery classes and circus training (to name a few that our people have used this towards). 

We also have an Employee Assistance Programme where you receive complimentary and confidential support from professionals who offer independent advice 24/7. Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career. We offer many more great perks such as an annual travel loan, subsidised massage sessions, free drinks, snacks, hot beverages and fresh fruit every day.

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 BI department.