Senior Database Engineer

Senior Database Engineer

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

Our client is a global brand synonymous with Sports and Gaming. Their platform is home to millions of sports fans around the world and provides them with digital media and sports betting. Their app is the most popular of its kind in North America and delivers sports fans unique and highly personalized live scores, news, stats and betting information from their favourite sports teams, leagues and players. Their new betting app delivers a highly immersive mobile betting experience. They are a publicly traded company :)

As part of the team, you will be working with other smart, friendly and dedicated Developers (application and devops), to deliver highly scalable and distributed database systems. Their database system is a hybrid of cloud and on-premise and runs on Kubernetes. They will make you feel challenged and provide you with the full experience of what its like to work at a place this awesome.

Your Day to Day:
- Work with DevOps Engineers to support and maintain the distributed Postgres cluster that spans across multiple data centers and on the Google Cloud
- Audit and monitor database operation procedures
- Serve as the domain expert for the Engineering and DevOps team, specifically on SQL databases
- Take part in disaster recovery planning and drills
- Participate in design and operations of the distributed system

Special Perks:

- Great compensation package that includes benefits, stock purchase plan, educational reimbursements and more
- The best available office hardeware
- Great opportunities for advancement and mentorship
- One of the best office spaces in Toronto (snacks, games, bbq, drinks, the works!) - for when its safe to get back to the office :)

Must Have Skills:

- Well experienced in running PostgreSQL and MySQL
- Well experienced in database monitoring and performance tuning
- Proven experience in building and running databases in containers
- You are well versed in running databases in Kubernetes
- Production experience working with GCP or AWS
- Expert knowledge of database security, backup and recovery
- Willingness and ability to do on-call support (when needed)
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Supreme attention to detail
- Experience with Python, bash or Istio is nice to have


Starting: ASAP