Database Administrator - Technical Infrastructure jobs in Malta - December 2022
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Database Administrator
Deriv (Europe) Ltd Deriv (Europe) Ltd , Central Malta

Expires in 6 days (16 Dec 2022)

  • Networking: You should be fluent in networking. It works better if you have a good understanding of Linux. We operate across several clouds, so you need to be familiar with advanced networking concepts in the cloud, like VPC peering and across zones, regions, site-to-site VPNs, and cloud networking.
  • Kubernetes: You should have hands-on knowledge about Kubernetes cluster setup either on-premise or using cloud solutions (e.g. GKE or EKS). You should have deep knowledge of Kubernetes core components and technologies around them. Istio or operators should be familiar concepts for you.
  • PostgreSQL: You should have a great understanding of SQL. You should have excellent knowledge of how PostgreSQL works. Concepts like MVCC, query planning, deadlock avoidance, and replication should be familiar. By habit, you should know the latest features of PostgreSQL. A good overview of the Postgres ecosystem is helpful.
  • Windows: You should have extensive hands-on experience in Windows Server Administration (Server 2012R2 onwards), including Active directory server role installation and configuration and implementation of security group policies. Additionally, you should demonstrate competence in advanced PowerShell scripting and automation for Windows, process automation, and incident management.
  • MSSQL: You should be able to manage a cluster of MSSQL databases and their replicas. You should be able to set up HA and different replication methods (including AG). You should know about active-passive and active-active monitoring and setup. You know how to assess and optimise the performance for both MSSQL and Windows servers.
We all have at least basic programming knowledge. We usually automate our tasks. You will feel more comfortable if you are also a fellow programmer. We are also familiar with SRE, DevOps, DevSecOps, and FinOps concepts, with confidence in applying best practices of cloud computing on at least one of the major cloud providers. Our knowledge of Linux is excellent, and we have no issue using strace and ltrace. Shell scripting is easy for us. We know everything-is-an-fd, and we understand how containers and unshare work. We hope you are the same.

After joining as our expert in one area, we will actively encourage you to expand your knowledge in other areas. We have programs that help you to switch teams in the same department or across departments. After a few years with us, you will improve your expertise and expand your knowledge in different areas.

We also help you grow as an individual contributor or manager in your role. We define our levels as:
  • Tech Lead: We know what the problem is, but we do not know the answer. We trust that you will figure out how to solve the problem. You have at least ten years of experience.
  • Senior: We know the problem and the answer, and we trust you to get it done and take care of the details. You should enable other team members and plan and unblock the projects. You have at least seven years of experience.
  • Junior: Someone we can trust to take care of accomplishing the tasks when the seniors manifest the details. You have at least three years of experience.

With you, we want to tackle challenges like moving towards micro-service-based architecture, introducing the Kubernetes platform and Infrastructure as Code, increasing our automation, supporting seamless switch-over from one cloud to another across all our services whether stateful or stateless and supporting our customers in multiple regions using different clouds. We want to do this while maintaining uptime and developing new features daily.

If you think you like us and how we work, get in touch with us and let us know your expertise and why you are a good fit to join us. One of our engineers will set up an introductory call with you with the help of our talents team.

Our hiring process involves filling out a Self Assessment Questionnaire (We call it SATI), one technical challenge, and one technical interview. For Senior levels or above, there is one last interview with CTO or CEO. Generally, if everything goes well, we will conclude it in around a week.

Deriv (Europe) Ltd:
We’re Deriv. We’re all about trading. We’re the geeky upstarts who pioneered an industry. That was more than 20 years ago, and we’re still going strong. Today, we work across continents and serve over two million traders from around the globe.

Full Time
Job Type
Intermediate (1-3 years), Experienced (3 years +)
Experience Level
Technical Infrastructure
Financial Services

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