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Senior Database Administrator (iGaming)


Belgrade, RS, 11000 London, GB, EC2A 1AF Timisoara, RO, 300414 UA, 00000 Bucharest, RO, 060574 Sliema, MT, SLM1670 Manchester, GB, M171HH

Requisition ID:  14118

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit




IGT Play Digital is searching for an experienced, yet hands-on MySQL DBA able to thrive in a fast-growing business where change is constant. Reporting to the DBA Manager. The candidate can be based on either our UK, Malta, Serbia or Romania offices.

What You’ll Do


Provide a resilient, stable and performant database platform.
Provide dashboards to management to show capacity.
Provide ongoing performance improvements through optimizations enabling the system to easily handle spikes in transaction rate due to demand and/or promotions.
Build systems on an ‘expect failure’ principle providing available/resilient systems.
Work in an agile way providing visibility to work and outcomes.
Ensure that backups are run, tested and verified across all critical databases.
Develop alerting systems from the monitors including anomaly detection to ensure that both the DBA team and management are aware of emerging issues.

About You


Extensive experience of MySQL versions 5.7 and 8.0 and have carried out upgrades of both major and minor versions.
Experience of HA technologies including MySQL replication, Galera Cluster, ProxySQL and HAProxy.
In-depth understanding of the various storage engines used within MySQL.
Experience of designing database infrastructure to meet technical and business requirements.
Experience of deploying and managing backup/restore strategies for large databases.
Strong performance-tuning skills in databases handling high transaction rates with many terabytes of data.
Experience of Linux/Unix, OS level commands and shell scripting.
SQL Development experience including writing, troubleshooting and optimizing stored procedures and triggers.
Knowledge of tools for database monitoring, management and automation (e.g. Cluster control, Percona Monitoring and Management)
Strong investigative skills and the ability to analyze and understand issues arising from legacy systems.
Good communication skills and able to interface with architecture, Dev and TechOps teams.
The ability to Comfortably manage/escalate risks and blockers.
Worked in an agile/Kanban environment and be comfortable saying ‘no’ when the pipeline is full.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


We believe that a team of unique individuals creates a dynamic, modern and fun work environment. Whether language, location or life experience, IGT PlayDigital recognizes and celebrates differences between team members. Our colleagues enjoy inclusive engagement through our 7 global Employee Impact Groups; Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN), Advancing Cultural Education (ACE), PRIDE, NEXGEN, Wealth of Wisdom (WoW) and Superabilities at IGT. We’re also the three-time Top-Ranking Gaming Supplier in the All-In Diversity Project; a Best Place to Work according to the Human Rights Campaign and the Disability Equality Index; and the 2023 D&I Award winner at the Women in Gaming Diversity Awards-London.

Benefits and Culture

Vibrant and stimulating work environment within Class-A office space.
Opportunity to learn and further improve your skills.
Opportunity to develop a career within a stable environment.
Full-time/permanent employment and competitive salary.
Private health insurance for you and your family.
Flexible working hours including work from home and from office.







IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, and to creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, covered veteran status, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, federal laws or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit

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