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Senior Database Administrator

Studio, IT, Malmö

Job Description

We’re looking for a Senior Database Administrator, this role is part of our IT Game Services team which is composed of Architects as well as Systems Administrators specialized in Microsoft and Linux products. They support Ubisoft game development by offering their expertise to business activities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

As a Database Administrator, you will ensure the proper functioning of our database systems, focusing on MySQL and MS SQL. Your role involves implementing, maintaining, and optimizing database structures to uphold the efficiency, security, and reliability of our data infrastructure. Collaborating with cross-functional teams and productions, you will contribute to database design, oversee performance tuning, and execute routine maintenance tasks.

This is a permanent position based in Malmö Sweden. You’ll have the opportunity to work partially from home office according to our Flexible Workplace Policy. Please apply in English (our company language), and we’ll check your application asap! 

What you’ll do

  • Manage, configure, and conduct performance analysis of SQL databases, with expertise in MS SQL and MySQL.
  • Assume responsibility for critical aspects, including backup and recovery, sizing, security, replication, database optimization, schema creation, and SQL tuning.
  • Take ownership of an infrastructure comprising Linux/Windows systems and different database technologies, overseeing installations, maintenance, upgrades, system performance, and application patching.
  • Deploy, operate, and maintain infrastructure in private/public Cloud environments.
  • Implement automation for recurring tasks using scripting, adhering to DevOps best practices and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Develop monitoring of systems and applications to guarantee availability and superior service quality
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation on configurations, operations, and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Actively participate in post-mortem and root cause analysis sessions to enhance system resilience.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of new requirements, technical designs, standard guidelines, best practices, and metrics to drive continuous improvement.


What you’ll bring

We’re seeking a collaborative problem solver with strong communication skills, aligned with our core values and possessing the following skills and experience:

  • Solid knowledge of SQL relational database concepts with focus on MySQL
  • Knowledge of replication, clustering, scaling and storage engines
  • Knowledge of Backup/Restore and Disaster Recovery techniques
  • Hand-on experience with scalability mechanisms beyond simple master-slave
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Python, Bash, PowerShell)
  • Experience of working with “Cloud Service Providers” (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Knowledge of Linux/Windows systems administration
  • Experience in monitoring and logging technologies like Elasticsearch, Grafana, Prometheus
  • Experience with additional database engines (MSSQL, NoSQL) is a bonus
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools (Ansible, Chef, etc.) is a bonus
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
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