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Cloud Database Administrator (DBA)

Location: UK
Company: William Hill
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About us

We make a huge investment in everyone, offering great career development opportunities. Our people are at the heart of everything we do and we offer a fast-paced environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you’ll need to be your best self. It’s not just our colleagues we look after – we’ve got a responsibility to our customers too and we work hard on our ambition that nobody is harmed by gambling.

Your role in the team

Based in Leeds but with a very flexible approach to home and office working you’ll be responsible for providing development support across multiple database technologies and platforms as determined by support agreements with a specific focus on migrations into AWS. Here you’ll minimise service interruptions by quickly responding to database incidents and will ensure all database services are operating optimally through the use code optimisation techniques, structural maintenance scheduling and capacity forecasting.

Working in a mixed project and operational environment you’ll ensure all data is protected through robust security implementations and backup strategies that meet agreed RTO and RPO values. You’ll contribute to the service knowledgebase and provide knowledge transfer to colleagues and other support teams as required. Here, you’ll also maintain a minimum supported version of all database software and ensure that it is licensed appropriately.


Expert Skills in at least 2 RDBMS or NoSQL technologies and Basic skills in at least 2 additional RDBMS or NoSQL technologies including:


• PostgreSQL (AWS Aurora)

• Oracle

• SQL Server

• Cassandra

• Couchbase

• MongoDB

• Creating DB infrastructure using Terraform.

As you can see, we are detail orientated and enjoy working in a mixed project and operational environment. We welcome likeminded team players who are strong communicators and self-motivated to apply and progress their career at William Hill.

What We Offer

We take the safety and wellbeing of our employees seriously, especially at this challenging time. We have put in place robust Covid19 measures and are supporting our new employees with a smooth remote onboarding and training programme to make you feel welcome and part of our team.

We will soon be able to welcome our teams back to the office, however, we want to offer a balanced approach to office and home working - now and for the long-term future. We know that not everyone is the same, many people have embraced home working, whilst others can’t wait to get back. Therefore, we are offering our employees the opportunity to work from home up to 80% of the time with 20% of office time built in to ensure we get some face to face collaborative team time - and the chance for a coffee and a catch up.

William Hill in Leeds

Right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK sit both of our Leeds offices. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there’s also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and of course have got a competitive sports scene with Leeds United and Yorkshire Cricket and Rugby just up the road in Headingly.

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