Do you like the idea of building a robust and performant database layer using the latest tech?
DBAs have very different challenges to coders. Coders build the trains; DBAs build the tracks. Having excellent database engineers is critical to viagogo’s infrastructure. Now is a fantastic time to be a DBA, Microsoft have moved to yearly releases of SQL and we do our best to understand and leverage the right tech to provide an always on, 24x7 mission critical database layer.
What do we look for?
Someone who loves technology, has a dedication for building reliable infrastructure and a passion for databases. Conventional wisdom often gets turned on it’s head at viagogo so our DBA embraces lifelong learning. Microsoft are releasing new products all the time and we are always looking for the pragmatic answer to the question ‘How can we solve this problem’.
You’re also ready to respond out of hours when the database layer calls for help, and you’ll do everything in your power to minimise the amount of times it needs to send out an SOS. You’ve shown you can keep your cool in an emergency and you’re comfortable working with high transactional throughput as well as big data & data warehousing.
If that sounds like something you’d love to do but don’t quite have experience yet, check out our Junior DBA position.
What can we offer you?
A chance to work with a small fluid team of DBAs in a tech driven company with a start-up atmosphere. Everyone in our engineering team loves to tinker with the latest tech and we have monthly hack nights where we try to build something completely non-practical so we can try out new features. If you’re an introvert, we also love sharing the latest SQL whitepapers or blog posts as bedtime reading.
We are still growing fast and we have new challenges on the horizon. Joining now would be a great time to help craft the future direction of the database layer.
viagogo is a global online platform for live sport, music and entertainment tickets. viagogo aims to provide ticket buyers
with the widest possible choice of tickets to events across the world, and helps ticket sellers ranging from individuals
with a spare ticket to large multi-national event organizers reach a global audience.
viagogo has partnered with many of the world’s leading brands in sport and entertainment, and has helped customers from almost
every country in the world access tickets to their favorite events in the language, currency and on the device of their