Senior Database Administrator - MSSQL

Scientific Games Digital leads the global gaming market, providing innovative software that powers the world’s most successful operators and online gaming providers. In Sweden Clients such as Svenska Spel with products like Triss and Stryktipset, as well as Postkodlotteriet all rely on SG Digital platforms and software.

SG Digital is a technology intensive company working with leading edge technology, constantly adding new applications and new functionality to their product suite, used by billions of end users. SG digital focus on product innovation and technical excellence in their everyday work.


The Senior Database Administrator primarily entails work on tasks targeted to ensure both excellent uptime of the database systems as well as continuous research for improvement within this specific technology domain and associated processes.

As a member of a geographically dispersed group of database experts, Senior Database Administrator is required to work on a shared backlog of time-sensitive tasks often needing urgent execution and handover across time-zones to ensure continuity and quick turnaround times, which is only possible through efficient teamwork, prompt escalations and excellent communication skills.

The Infrastructure team within Scientific Games Digital is the one building and maintaining the SG Digital gaming infrastructure that serves customers across the globe. The team is focused on problem-solving and providing high-quality services around the globe for our customers, who take pride in what they do and together make sure to deliver their critical 24/7 services.

This is what the team thinks about themselves;

“Everyone’s opinion is valued and considered important. We all take part and contribute to decisions regarding solutions or incidents in our production environments. We happily share our knowledge so that we all improve as a team and get better at what we do. We trust in each other as a team and we try to remember to have fun along the way.”

Key Responsibilities

  • Database systems administration within SG Digital stage and production sites primarily running on Microsoft SQL Server
  • Devising and driving operational requirements towards development organization
  • Assistance to the development organisation within database technology area
  • Ownership of important database technology related initiatives within the group and occasional project management of such initiatives and corresponding activities
  • Reporting on stability and performance of database systems to other technology groups and to management
  • Implementation of new installations, upgrades and configuration of RDBMS instances according to SG Digital Change and Release processes, with adequate documentation and preparation of necessary release notes and change management documentation
  • Incidents troubleshooting and root-cause analysis
  • Improvement and maintenance of existing documentation, such as various HowTo’s, Operation Manuals, Alarms Journal, CMDB updates.
  • Creation and maintenance of database monitoring checks and alerts within central monitoring system
  • Design and implementation of efficient maintenance plans and processes across production database instances, including backups and disaster recovery measures
  • Monitoring performance and trends
  • Database optimization, tuning, architecture and design

Knowledge and experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a DBA in large scale MSSQL environments
  • Documented hands-on expertise managing high-volume instances of MSSQL setups featuring high availability
  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL and working experience with Linux systems would be considered a desirable benefit, but is not mandatory
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to get to the route of an issue quickly
  • The Senior Database Administrator has a deep understanding of RDBMS operation in general but also has hands-on skills in the MSSQL database. 
  • Good knowledge of best practices
  • Solid adherence to ITIL processes, which requires careful planning.

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