Database Administrator

London
Technology – Data Operations
Permanent Full-time
About us

Launched in 2012, Checkout.com is a leading international provider of online payment solutions. Checkout.com is built on 100% proprietary technology and handles every part of the payment process, providing complete transparency across the entire payment value chain.

We currently process 150+ currencies and offer access to all international cards and popular local payment methods to merchants through one integration.

Customers in our portfolio include international businesses like Samsung, Transferwise, Hopper, Virgin and Adidas. Our mission is to partner with smart businesses to optimise their payments, increase revenue and meet the dynamic needs of their customers. 

We are building a unique work environment where our people aspire to solve complex problems and deliver valuable solutions. We believe that excellence can be achieved through a dynamic culture driven by collaboration and teamwork.

In May 2019, we raised $230m in what is Europe’s largest ever fintech Series A round, and globally the third largest fintech Series A round of all time. This fundraising round gave us a valuation of around $2 billion.

About the role

This is an exciting time to be joining an expanding Fintech organisation as the system environment is going through changes, having recently moved to AWS, making it a great chance to bring all your creative ideas to help build a system for the future.
 
The ideal candidate should be passionate about technology and relish a challenge. This role is very much hands-on where you will be helping to take our systems to the next level.
 
You will have the opportunity to work with passionate and driven engineers and contribute to making a real difference.

Key Responsibilities

    • Bring ideas to help shape and implement the future DB architecture for the company globally
    • Day-to-day management of DBA and associated tasks across development, test, UAT and production environments
    • Pro-actively help to devise database improvement plans along with future database growth
    • Work with the engineering and development teams to provide support on new projects
    • Get hands on with query and system optimisation work
    • Collaborate and engage with multiple teams across various locations and disciplines
    • Troubleshoot and resolve production database issues
    • Ensure that all the systems are performing at their best on a day to day basis
    • Coordinate and help to implement database changes for in-house code releases and for database maintenance releases
    • Help the Senior DBA implement and maintain policies and procedures for database administration
    • Provide on-call and operational support after hours, as needed
    • Ideally have experience with the implementation, maintenance and support of a NoSQL environment
    • Ideally have experience with the implementation, maintenance and support of an ElasticSearch environment

About You

    • DBA experience covering MySQL and MS SQL 2016 (or 2014) with AWS RDS
    • Good knowledge of T-SQL and stored procedures
    • Prior experience in a 24x7, high-traffic OLTP environments advantages
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills
    • Fluent in English

Nice to Have

    • Experience with the implementation, maintenance and support of a Couchbase NoSQL and ElasticSearch environment
Checkout.com is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience, skills and personality. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Due to the numerous amount of application received, only the ones corresponding to this job profile will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks please deem your application as unsuccessful.

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