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Lead Database Administrator

Building the possibilities.

DraftKings is growing quickly and we’re looking for a Senior DBA centered around the mission of providing a best-in-class experience for our products and customers. This position requires strong technical skills and a bias toward collaboration. You will be working across teams, informing business decisions, and helping to expand our software platform.

What you'll do as a Leas Sys DBA:

  • Maintaining, monitoring, and securing the organization's production and non-production of PostgreSQL / MS SQL / MongoDB databases, in high-volume/multi-instance environments, utilizing state of the art concepts and employing leading-edge maintenance techniques to maximize application availability.

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

  • Defining and implementing an effective database backup strategy.

  • Defining and implementing an effective data retention strategy.

  • Participating 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 / MS SQL / MongoDB as they are released. 

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

  • Providing 24/7 support for various activities including Database maintenance, Application Releases, Application Database upgrades, DBMS upgrades, and Disaster Recovery.

What you’ll bring:

  • Good knowledge and experience of PostgreSQL infrastructure and capabilities

  • Good knowledge and experience of MongoDB infrastructure topology is an advantage

  • Good knowledge in MS SQL 2016 and related product technologies AlwaysON/HA, Replication, Log shipping, etc. is an advantage.

  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, connectivity issues, security issues, etc.

  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.

  • Experience in Performance Tuning, Query Optimization, and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools.

  • Analytical ability, strong judgment, and the ability to work effectively with IT, management, and staff.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with users in written or verbal form.

  • General knowledge in the following areas: IT concepts, strategies, and methodologies, architectures and technical standards, database administration tools and utilities, backup and recovery, storage subsystems, and replication concepts.

  • Code writing skills in one or more of the following languages: tsql, python, ansible, Powershell.


Who are we a good fit for? 

We love working with talented people but more than that, we seek out compassionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of tech’s most interesting problems. If that sounds good to you, join us. 

We are DraftKings.

We’re inspired by our shared passion for developing creative solutions to complex challenges and empowering the people around us to do their best work. We are industry leaders in the digital entertainment and technology space propelled by constant curiosity and diverse perspectives.

Our teams are fueled by innovation. We are looking ahead, building what’s next, and continuously reinventing the industry. We’re a publicly traded (NASDAQ: DKNG) technology company headquartered in Boston, with teams around the world and an expanding global presence.

Join Us!

We strive to create a place where all feel safe, empowered, engaged, championed, and inspired. DraftKings is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

Ready to build what’s next? Apply now.

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.

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