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Database Administrator

Location: Croxley Green
Company: Camelot
Hours: Full time
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This includes working closely with the developers and load performance testers to ensure only performant code is released into production.We are very sad to be saying goodbye to a member of the DBA team who will be retiring soon, but at the same time are excited about welcoming a new member! Our Technology team support one of the busiest transactional sites in the UK, and in this role you will look after the database systems that support the entire enterprise system, allowing millions of people to enjoy playing our games every week.


We have a variety of database systems in our estate, but if you're experienced with Oracle, DB2 or similar on Unix/Linux you'll fit in nicely. This role sits in a team of five DBAs, so if you are looking for a role which allows you to work with AWS on cloud and a variety of different systems this could be just the role for you!


A Place To Be You

We want to create games that appeal to people from all walks of life and we need a rich and diverse blend of people to make that happen. We hire exclusively on talent and we want our employees to feel like they can bring their whole self to work every day.

We have continued recruiting throughout COVID-19 and have been successfully conducting interviews and onboarding new starters virtually since March. This has meant that we have been able to keep our people as safe as possible.

How you'll make a difference

You will take the lead on technical tasks, analysing and deciding optimal implementation approaches that will meet requirements and minimise risk. A key focus for you will be the performance of the multi-terabyte OLTP DB2 Database that is the engine behind The National Lottery website (www.national-lottery.co.uk). This includes working closely with the developers and load performance testers to ensure only performance code is released into production.

What you'll bring to the table

  • Experience of optimising high transaction volume relational database systems
  • Strong links with development team to improve database performance
  • Maximise Stability, Scalability, Performance and Security of the database estate
  • Involvement in capacity planning and load testing
  • Provide technical support and architectural input to project teams, internal business users and external vendors for all database requirements, advising on optimum database architecture, design and security.
  • Continually review, improve and document database systems and processes

What we’ll give you

We look after our people. There’s a competitive bonus and benefits scheme, 26 days of annual leave and a rather generous pension scheme. Thinking about your health? No probs - we’ll give you full private medical cover, access to dental schemes, eye care rebates, your annual flu shot, 50% off your annual gym membership, we’ll even give you access to remote health and wellbeing support - including access to a free digital GP and virtual counselling. We’ll give you all of the kit and tools needed to succeed.

We take your development very seriously. We encourage you to treat every day as a learning day, we offer a series of AMAZING Learning Weeks throughout the year and you’ll have access to the Camelot Playbook from day one - a guide to help you be your best.


Why work at Camelot?

Camelot is the home of The National Lottery. We currently turnover in excess of £7 billion per year through our retail and digital channels and we do this with a workforce of just over 1,000 people - this means that every one of us has a part to play and make a difference.

Camelot changes lives for the better - not just for the many millionaire winners we create but with the £30 million a week we raise to thousands of good cause projects across the UK.

On top of this, we placed 35th in the Sunday Times Best 100 Mid Companies 2020.

National-lottery.co.uk is one of the UK’s top e-commerce sites - this is measured by web traffic and we have more than 11 million registered players. We also operate four of the UK’s biggest FMCG brands including the iconic Lotto and EuroMillions.

Want to find out more? Watch our This is what makes us Camelot video or search #ProudToBeCamelot on socials

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