Senior Database Administrator

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Job Description

Job Description

As a Senior Database Administrator at Deriv, you will be part of the highly talented Infrastructure and Resilience group. You will use your extensive experience to ensure that our databases are highly scalable, secure, performant and resilient. In close collaboration with product developers and other teams, you will guarantee the security, integrity, and seamless flow of information for our high-traffic online trading platform.

Your challenges

  • The role is technically challenging and fast-paced. You will need to show initiative, and take responsibility for resolving complex problems.
  • Working with the DBA team and others, you will plan and implement critical and wide-ranging maintenance and improvement initiatives. For example, you might be migrating our database clusters to kubernetes, automating data sanitization, or reviewing database access code.
  • You will proactively monitor the database landscape, looking for ways to innovate and refine to meet ever increasing volume, performance, security and availability challenges.
  • You will help to nurture and grow more junior members of the team.
  • The role requires multi-site collaboration over different time zones.

Our team

The team covers all research & development projects and production support activities relating to in-memory caches, relational databases and long term storage. 

As Deriv’s operations and transaction volumes grow in size, developing products and services requires ongoing innovation to provide enhanced scalability, performance, security, and disaster recovery. Join us to realise these ambitions with your knowledge and engineering experience and expertise.


  • 7+ years of recent experience as a database engineer or DBA – with PostgreSQL, SQL, PL/pgSQL or similar technologies.
  • Extensive experience working with large, distributed, high-performance, high availability databases with 24/7 uptime.
  • Excellent software development skills, with at least one multi-purpose language such as Java, .NET or Python.
  • Knowledge of Linux, Shell Scripting and AWS/GCP.
  • Excellent communication skills. Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • A university degree in software engineering, computer science, or a related field.
  • Ability to travel, occasionally, between office locations across the globe.
  • A passion for continuous learning within the Postgres & database fields.

What’s good to have

  • Experience in the fintech and/or trading industries.
  • Experience with devops automation tooling such as Terraform, Kubernetes.
  • Experience with database CI/CD tools and implementation.
  • Experience with SQL Server, MySQL and Redis.


  • Market-based salary
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Medical insurance
  • Housing and transportation allowance
  • Casual dress code