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.
Who We Are
Sporty Group is a consumer internet and technology business with an unrivalled sports media, gaming, social and fintech platform which serves millions of daily active users across the globe via technology and operations hubs across an international scale.
The recipe for our success is to discover intelligent and energetic people, who are passionate about our products and serving our users, and attract and retain them with a dynamic and flexible work life which empowers them to create value and rewards them generously based upon their contribution.
We have already built a capable and proven team of 300+ high achievers from a diverse set of backgrounds and we are looking for more talented individuals to drive further growth and contribute to the innovation, creativity and hard work that currently serves our users further via their grit and innovation.
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
Flexible working hours
28 days paid annual leave
Annual company retreat - we all went to Dubai in 2022 and are planning 2 more retreats for 2023!
Highly talented, dependable co-workers in a global, multicultural organisation
Payment via DEEL, a world class online wallet system
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
Our mission is to be an everyday entertainment platform for everyone
Our Operating Principles
1. Create Value for Users
2. Act in the Long-Term Interests of Sporty
3. Focus on Product Improvements & Innovation
4. Be Responsible
5. Preserve Integrity & Honesty
6. Respect Confidentiality & Privacy
7. Ensure Stability, Security & Scalability
8. Work Hard with Passion & Pride
Remote 90 min video interview loop with 3 x Team Members (30 mins each)
24-72 hour feedback loops throughout process
Working at Sporty
The top-down mentality at Sporty is high performance based, meaning we trust you to do your job with an emphasis on support to help you achieve, grow and de-block any issues when they're in your way.
Generally employees can choose their own hours, as long as they are collaborating and doing stand-ups etc. The emphasis is really on results.
As we are a highly structured and established company we are able to offer the security and support of a global business with the allure of a startup environment. Sporty is independently managed and financed, meaning we don't have arbitrary shareholder or VC targets to cater to.
We literally build, spend and make decisions based on the ethos of building THE best platform of its kind. We are truly a tech company to the core and take excellent care of our Team Members.