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MySQL DBA / MySQL Database Administrator


London, GB, SE1 8QH London, GB, W1H 5BT Manchester, GB, M171HH Belgrade, RS, 11000 Watford, GB, WD18 8YG London, GB, EC2A 1AF

Requisition ID:  12227

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


The Role


MySQL DBA / MySQL Database Administrator (Remote)


IGT is looking 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 role can be based from either our London, Malta or Romania offices.



What You’ll Do


Your responsibilities as a MySQL DBA, but not limited to:


  • Provide a resilient, stable and performant database platform.
  • Provide dashboards to management to show capacity
  • Provide ongoing performance improvements through optimisations 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 optimising stored procedures and triggers.
  • Knowledge of tools for database monitoring, management and automation (e.g. Clustercontrol, Percona Monitoring and Management)
  • Strong investigative skills and the ability to analyse 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

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership





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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