Senior DBA


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

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
  • 24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process

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