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Senior Database Administrator

72% Flex
Full Remote
Mid-level (2-5 years)
  • Remote from:Canada
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Senior Database Administrator

72% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Experience: Mid-level (2-5 years)
Work from: Canada...

Offer summary


Experience in Administering MySQL and MongoDB, Proficiency in Google Cloud Platform or equivalent, Experience with Terraform or equivalent, Familiarity with SaaS products, Experience migrating to Cloud is a plus.

Key responsabilities:

  • Monitor, backup, recover, secure databases
  • Optimize performance, support development
  • Troubleshoot, document, capacity plan
  • Manage disaster recovery, apply patches
  • Assist in on-prem to cloud migration
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Aristocrat Gaming


5001 - 10000 Employees

Job description

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Your missions

Why Big Fish Games?

Big Fish Games is the home of some of the biggest hit mobile casual games including EverMerge, Gummy Drop!, Cooking Craze, Fairway Solitaire, and many more.

  • We are curious and constantly seek improvement in all we do because that’s what our business demands

  • We operate with good intentions, confidence, and humility

  • We welcome diversity of background, thought, and experience

  • We listen actively and value each other

  • We foster a fun environment that inspires creativity 


Do you have a passion for developing highly scalable, highly available software that provides key game
features to millions of users? Are you eager to work in the fast growing, dynamic, and challenging
mobile games space? Our mission is to create an efficient ecosystem for game developers that simplifies
their workflow and accelerates their product launches. We strive to build beautiful software that makes life better for game creators.v

What You'll Do

The Platform Engineering Team is looking for a talented and experienced Database Administrator to join  our dynamic team of 10 talented members from Canada, the US, Central America, and South America. As a Database Administrator, you will be responsible for maintaining our current infrastructure, both the on-prem data center and the cloud systems. You will also facilitate the migration from the on-prem to our cloud infrastructure. Additionally, you will provide guidance in designing, testing, planning, implementing, protecting, operating, managing, and maintaining our company’s databases.

Join us and seize the opportunity to work on cutting-edge systems and tools that deliver key features to a diverse range of games, enriching the experiences of millions of users worldwide!


  • Monitoring: Regularly check database performance and capacity.

  • Backup & Recovery: Ensure data is backed up and can be recovered in case of emergencies.

  • Security: Manage user access and implement security measures to protect data.

  • Performance Tuning: Optimize database performance by fine-tuning queries and configurations.

  • Patch Management: Keep database software up to date with patches and updates.

  • Support Development: Assist developers with database design and optimization.

  • Troubleshooting: Investigate and resolve database issues to minimize downtime.

  • Documentation: Maintain accurate documentation of configurations and procedures.

  • Capacity Planning: Plan for future resource needs to ensure scalability.

  • Disaster Recovery: Develop and maintain plans to recover data in case of disasters.

Tech Stack

  • On-prem data center

  • GCP Cloud 

  • MongoDB Atlas

What We're Looking For

Required Skills

  • Expertise in Database Administration: Administering MySQL. An impressive history of successfully designing and implementing business processes into highly functional and efficient code. Proficient in implementing and overseeing company data management practices and policies, with hands-on expertise in administering, managing, migrating, and optimizing databases. Possesses a strong grasp of data and schema standards and fundamental concepts.

  • Experience Administering MongoDB.

  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform or Equivalent: Extensive hands-on experience with Cloud SQL, MongoDB Atlas, Firebase Firestore, and IAM, or equivalent cloud services.

  • Some experience with Terraform or Equivalent: Hands-on experience with infrastructure as code via Terraform.

  • SaaS Experience: Familiarity with working and integrating with SaaS products and services.


  • Experience migrating from on-prem to Cloud

Soft Skills:

  • Advanced Problem-Solving: Provide a history illustrating your strategic problem-solving skills, which will be critical in shaping the organization’s short-term goals and overall success.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: A record that exemplifies frequent interaction with stakeholders and cross-departmental coordination and positions you as a technical leader who values peer feedback.

Benefits And Beyond

Employees constantly rate Big Fish Games highly for its leadership, flexibility, well-being, diversity and inclusion through quarterly surveys.

  • FLEX-Forward work environment: Customize the when, where, and how you work while delivering goals

  • Health: Medical, dental, vision, life, disability, Teladoc services, employee assistance program (EAP)

  • Work-Life: Wellness Friday (half-days), paid time off, parental leave, flexible work policy, studio holiday closure (Enjoy the week between Christmas and New Year!)

  • Wellbeing: Wellness fairs, weekly virtual workout classes, 24/7 access to mental health and wellbeing support, free therapy and counseling sessions for you and your family

  • Wealth Care: RSSP matching, flexible spending account (FSA), employee discounts, employee stock purchase program

  • Learn & Grow: LinkedIn Learning subscription, mentorship program, career development, individual development plans, educational assistance on job-related professional development

  • Community & Fun: Company social events, employee impact groups, company swag, volunteer opportunities

Benefits And Beyond

Employees constantly rate Big Fish Games highly for its leadership, flexibility, well-being, diversity and inclusion through quarterly surveys.

  • FLEX-Forward work environment: Customize the when, where, and how you work while delivering goals 

  • Health Benefits: Health care coverage on your first day of employment with competitive plans and virtual Health care offered 

  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) + Wellness spending account (500$) 

  • Time Off: 3 weeks + 4 floating days + 7 personal/sick days 

  • Financial Benefits: 100% match up to 4% on Group RRSPs + SuperShare eligibility where for every 2 Aristocrat Technologies (ATI) shares you buy, up to the set maximum, you will receive 1 for free 

  • Team Member Assistance Fund: Up to $1,000 annually in financial support if you fall on hard times and need financial assistance 

  • Community & Fun: Company social events, employee impact groups, company swag, volunteer opportunities  

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning 

  • + Many More ! 

About Big Fish

Building upon our 20-year legacy as a leader in the biggest gaming categories in the world, we are innovating and developing new products within the casual space to add to our extensive portfolio. Big Fish is dedicated to delivering amazing experiences for players to connect, compete and discover play, anywhere and on any device. This means games for broad global audiences in genres that are easy to learn, and difficult to master. Be a part of the team from the start.

Big Fish is part of Pixel United, the free-to-play, mobile-first video games business of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd (ASX: ALL)! 

Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.



Montreal, Montreal, Quebec - Remote

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  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative across functions

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