Senior Database Administrator



Software Engineering, IT
Ireland · Remote
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024

We’re defining what it means to build and deliver the most extraordinary sports and entertainment experiences. Our global team is trailblazing new markets, developing cutting-edge products, and shaping the future of responsible gaming.

Here, “impossible” isn’t part of our vocabulary. You’ll face some of the toughest but most rewarding challenges of your career. They’re worth it. Channeling your inner grit will accelerate your growth, help us win as a team, and create unforgettable moments for our customers.

The Crown Is Yours

DraftKings is growing quickly, and we're looking for a Senior System Database Administrator to maintain, monitor, and secure the organization's production and non-production database environments. In this role, you’ll utilize state-of-the-art concepts and employ leading-edge maintenance techniques to maximize application availability. You will get the opportunity to work on some rewarding and challenging projects that you will fully own. The business environment provokes us to be dynamic and innovative, and that’s exactly what we are.

What you’ll do as a Senior System Database Administrator

  • Actively monitor the health, performance, and integrity of all databases and proactively take corrective actions as necessary.

  • Define and implement effective database backup and data retention strategies.

  • Participate in the assessment and implementation of all database-related tools or other 3rd-party products and in the migration and testing required to move to more recent versions of PostgreSQL / MongoDB / MS SQL as they are released.

  • Provide on-call support for production environments on a shared DBA rotation.

  • Support various activities including Database maintenance, Application Releases, Application Database upgrades, DBMS upgrades, and Disaster Recovery.

What you’ll bring

  • At least 4 years working with the following technologies in high-volume multi-instance environments: PostgreSQL/MongoDB.

  • Knowledge and experience with one of the cloud providers and its database offerings.

  • Hands-on experience with Linux is an advantage.

  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.

  • Experience with Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools is an advantage.

  • Code writing skills in one or more of the following languages: PL-SQL, TSQL, Python, Ansible, or PowerShell is an advantage.


Join Our Team

We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston. As a regulated gaming company, you may be required to obtain a gaming license issued by the appropriate state agency as a condition of employment. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the process if this is relevant to your role.