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Senior Database Administrator (PostgreSQL)


NV Statewide, NV, US

Requisition ID:  12668

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

About this Position

IGT PlayDigital, a global leader in sports betting and mobile gaming, seeks a Senior Database Administrator to join our PlayCasino team. This is an advanced Database Administrator position responsible for crafting and planning implementations and modifications to systems and/or applications, including security, access, and documentation. We work in an open-source environment. This role is expected to provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures as they relate to PlayCasino's servers, systems and applications.

We are looking for someone who is comfortable working remotely from a US state in the Pacific Time zone.

What You'll Do

  • Support an enterprise class environment running PostgreSQL database management systems including installation, configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and security.
  • Design and optimize database schemas, tables, indexes, and queries for performance and scalability.
  • Implement robust backup and recovery strategies including regular backups, point-in-time recovery, and disaster recovery planning.
  • Monitor and manage database performance, identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks, and conducting routine maintenance tasks.
  • Configure and run high availability solutions such as replication and ensure continuous database availability.
  • Implement database security standard methodologies including access control, authentication, and compliance standards.
  • Use strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills to diagnose and resolve database-related issues.
  • Perform database capacity planning and trend analysis.
  • Use scripting and automation tools to perform database administration tasks and streamline operations.
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams, including developers, system administrators, and L1/L2 support.
  • Build high quality documentation including database designs, standard operating procedures, and troubleshooting guides.
  • Perform security log reviews for audit compliance; detect, report, and escalate anomalies.
  • Deliver training, mentoring, and coaching to other Database Administrators through free flow of information, encouraging and appropriately evaluating feedback, encouraging innovation, and inspiring / motivating others.
  • Provide on-call rotational 24/7 incident response to database alerts escalated by production monitoring.

About You

  • 10 or more years’ experience managing PostgreSQL databases in a Linux environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of Postgres utilities.
  • Experience managing Amazon RDS implementation, including Postgres migrations and deployments.
  • Familiarity with managing versions and deployment in RDS and on-premise servers.
  • Experience crafting shell scripts (Linux, Python).
  • Experience in implementation of various monitoring tools.
  • Familiarity managing database, deployment, monitoring, and benchmarking statistics.
  • Manage lifecycle support of database systems by applying patches, upgrades, and routine database.


Experience We Would Love to See

  • Scripting experience using Bash, Python, or Perl
  • Monitoring tools such as Nagios and Grafana
  • Exposure to automation and DevOps tools (Jenkins, Git, Ansible, Terraform)

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, 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 sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.


At IGT, we consider a wide range of factors in determining compensation, including background, skills, experience, and work location. These factors can cause your compensation to vary. The estimated starting compensation range is $84,000-$200,000. The actual pay offered may end up being higher or lower. The Company will comply with all local pay requirements and collective bargaining agreements, where applicable.


Base pay is only one part of our Total Rewards program.  Sales roles may be eligible for commission payments, while other roles are eligible for discretionary bonuses .  In addition, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, health, dental, and vision insurance, life, accident, and disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, wellness programs, and identity theft insurance. Note: programs are subject to eligibility requirements.


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

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