Senior SQL Database Engineer

Senior SQL Database Engineer

  • Employer - Tombola
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Private
  • Department - Digital
  • Location - Sunderland
  • Salary - Competitive
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time
  • Closing date - Thursday, 01 February 2018


tombola is a family owned company which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo website.

Our approach is different to many of our competitors in that we produce all of our games ourselves; in fact just about every aspect of tombola is managed in-house.

The future of tombola couldn’t be brighter as we look to build on our existing market-leading presence.

 What will you do?

The successful candidate will be joining our Central Operations team and will become the Subject Matter Expert for the management of SQL databases.

To be a success in this role you will have:

  • Experience in designing, configuring and administering SQL Servers running in a virtualised environment.
  • Experience of working towards ITIL principles.
  • Experience with IT service continuity.
  • Exposure to Cloud Computing.
  • Experience in Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database problems.
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Experience in implementing operational automation using scripts.
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory and proper disk configurations.

You’ll use the above to:

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of strategic technical projects ensuring full and proper handover.
  • Problem management and Incident resolution.
  • Be responsible for infrastructure support, ensuring highly robust and maintainable :
    • SQL database management systems
    • SQL backup and recovery procedures
  • Keep abreast of industry developments in the technical arena and make recommendations where appropriate .
  • Champion tombola standards and ensure all internal policies and procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • Actively mentor colleagues .
  • Any other tasks as requested by Operations management.

About you

Employees at tombola are passionate about their chosen career paths and if successful, you'll be working with people that love what they do – therefore, you should too. 

We look for the following from our people: 

  • Strong team working and communication skills as well as being confident in working alone.
  • Strong self-starters who are proactive.
  • The ability to work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.
  • Good time management skills and be able to multi-task.
  • The ability to learn on the Fly


Please see our extensive list of benefits in the Job perks section of our careers site.

How to apply

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