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  • Posted: Feb 4, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • When it comes to creating exceptional software for the online gaming industry, Derivco is as the forefront of industry innovation. Our highly skilled teams of designers, developers, illustrators and animators love nothing more than working with the latest technology and have the most fun trying out new things. The software we produce for Microgaming has made...
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    EA - Data Architect

    Who are we?

    • Our technology stack is SQL Server, Azure, Databricks, Kafka, Couchbase, Kubernetes, HTML5, Angular, .NET Core... in fact, it touches so many technologies that we even publish our own Technology Radar!

    • Our systems are Enterprise scale, processing thousands of transactions per second, geographically distributed and running 24/7.

    • Our culture is DevOps based with current tooling such as Azure DevOps, GIT, Visual Studio, VS Code, Selenium, Sauce Labs, and Octopus Deploy, to name a few.


    What do we do?

    At Derivco, a Data Architect is intimately involved in the following activities:

    • Designing data architectures spanning on-premises and the Azure public cloud.

    • Technical leadership and oversight of strategic architecture projects.

    • Performing due diligence to ensure that all aspects of the solution are adequately catered for.

    • Driving the organizational data strategy.

    • Systems and analysis design activities that extend beyond the data domain.

    • Reviewing and approving solutions conceived by other teams throughout the organization.

    • Managing technical and executive level stakeholders.

    • Mentoring architects and developers.


    What do you need?

    Specific skills and experience:

    • Experience designing and implementing Azure solutions using services such as Databricks, Synapse and Azure Data Lake Storage.

    • Experience with data streaming technologies such as Kafka and Azure Event Hubs.

    • Experience with high volume OLTP database systems.

    • Strong data modeling skills.

    • Strong SQL skills.

    • Strong Systems Analysis and Design skills.

    • Strong systems documentation and written communication skills.

    • Strong verbal communication skills.

    • Knowledge and training on object-oriented programming languages and concepts using languages such as C#.

    • 5 years + experience as a Data Architect or an equivalent senior role.

    • Undergraduate degree or diploma (preferred).



    • Ability to wrestle complexity into structure.

    • A great verbal and written communicator of technical topics to a wide audience of roles.

    • Solid technical foundation across a wide range of topics.


    Connect with us today to explore the opportunity to join this team of industry leaders!

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    Data Support Services Engineer Level 2

    About the Job

    We are trailblazers. We are innovative. We have technology running in our veins. Do we tick your boxes? Do you want to play a part in taking gaming technology to the next level? If yes, we’re looking for you!

    This is your opportunity to be part of the leading software house in the online gaming world. In our space, passionate, innovative and incredibly awesome teams create the best technology in the field, and each day is a chance to level up.

    We’re on the hunt for a Data Support Services Engineer ( SQL Server DataBase Administrator - DBA ) to join our Data Support Services Team in either Durban or Pretoria.

    Responsible for Managing and Supporting our Database architecture, as well as optimizing databases performance across functional teams Internally and in Production.

    The ideal candidate is an experienced Database Administrator and Data Wrangler, who enjoys working ‘under the hood’ of SQL Server, optimizing database systems for maximum efficiency and availability.


    The Data Support Services Engineer will support our Production Teams, software developers, database architects, and Infrastructure layer, to ensure optimal performance and maximum uptime for the business.


    They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the database needs of multiple teams, systems and products.


    The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of managing and optimizing or even re-designing our company’s database architecture to support our next generation of products and database initiatives.


    Job Responsibilities

    • Maintain the performance of Internal and Production Database servers within company SLA.

    • Diagnose and troubleshoot SQL Server service outages as they occur, with an emphasis on effective communication, Route cause Identification and solution tracking.

    • Routine Performance tuning of Database systems.

    • Set and help maintain Database standards.

    • Manage Database access and assist with developing processes for optimizing database security.

    • Ensure all Database backup strategy meets the business’s Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)

    • Create automation for repeatable, mundane Database tasks.

    • Build, Configure, and Manage new Database Instances, including version Upgrades.

    • Create and manage Database Projects, Reports and Documentation, visualizations, and dashboards when required.

    • Review, recommend, and POC, with the chance of implementing emerging Database technologies.

    • Scheduled Operational support (Hotseat), including after hours on-call support as required.


    Qualifications & Experience

    We are looking for a candidate with 5+ years of experience in a DBA Engineer role, who has attained and advanced working knowledge of SQL Server and its methodologies.

    • Computer Science degree and or MCSA/MCSE (SQL) accreditation.

    • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.

    • Build processes supporting SQL Server Environments, there dependencies and workload management.

    • A successful track record of Supporting and Managing SQL Server, including HA.

    • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.

    • Strong technical project management and organizational skills.

    • Knowledge of Cloud computing/solutions.


    We would like to retain your details on a confidential basis for future reference in case a suitable opportunity arises. We know that you care how we use information about you, and we appreciate your trust in us to do that carefully and sensibly.  If you would rather not have your details kept on file, please simply email [email protected] and we will remove them

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