min 55000
Vacancy Type:
03 (Bwin)
About The Role

Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. With offices across five continents and licences in more than 20 countries, we operate some of the most well-known and iconic brands in the industry with more than 250 years of combined history – names such as Ladbrokes, partypoker, bwin and Coral.

The role in a nutshell 

You will operate the complete bwin Oracle and Mysql DB estates for both internal and external customers, ensuring efficient performance and availability.

In this position you will be able to move “things” forward, make a positive impact on the performance of the proprietary platform DB and implicitly on company’s success.

What you'll be doing 

  • Proactive monitoring of Entain database services in order to prevent, wherever possible, incidents from occurring and thereby maximizing service availability and performance
  • Ensure Operational Incidents and Change Requests are resolved within defined SLAs
  • Ensure Disaster Recovery readiness for all applicable database services to minimize RTO (recovery time objective)
  • Maintain regular backups of supported database services to minimize data loss in case of a critical failure
  • Maintain and update where applicable the database standards in line with Oracle Database Engineering’s guidelines and ensure that these standards are implemented and adhered to during maintenance and new implementations
  • Implement, maintain, operate and support all internal and external customer facing database services
  • Contribute to the 24/7 on-call cover provided to critical services
  • Support the software development lifecycle process and assist in the deployment of new releases into the database environment and ensure these are performed within agreed service levels
  • Monitoring of all Systems in the portfolio of Oracle DBA TEAM using Cloud Control
  • Proactive Incident management: evaluate and provide solutions for warning alerts before they move to critical state
  • Reactive Incident Management: evaluate critical alerts, provide fixes and workarounds as appropriate
  • Support adjacent teams (engineering groups) on software releases
  • Perform Database Upgrades in conjunction with the Tech Leads

What we need from you: 

  • 3+ years of relevant Oracle database administration experience
  • Experience in operating Oracle RAC DBs on Solaris or Linux
  • Experience in Oracle database maintenance in a high data volume and high security environments
  • Affinity towards Troubleshooting
  • Good Solaris/Linux Shell Scripting skills
  • Good PL/SQL programming skills
  • Proficient in SQL Performance tuning
  • Excellent English, German is a plus
  • Good communicator and listener, or willingness to expand these skills
  • Strong service focus
  • Driven, robust, self-motivated, delivery focused and able to withstand 24/7 pressure

Would be a Plus:

  • Experience with any of the following Technologies:
  • Oracle Super Cluster, Oracle Exadata, Oracle ZFS Appliance, Oracle Storage Cells

What we can offer you:

  • Hybrid working – We offer 2 days a week working from home
  • Culture – We were once a startup and still have that growth mindset (despite our size). Our industry is renowned for the speed it operates at, and the incredible pace of innovation. Our values include winning together, being bold, exciting customers and driving innovation.
  • Development – Both personal and professional development are important to us. Everyone gets 2 paid days to focus on development, along with subscriptions to learning resources like cross knowledge, linkedin learning and our own learning room. Monthly Empower talks from inspirational leaders from outside the industry.
  • Wellbeing – Our employee assistance program offers free advice on everything from work advice, relationship advice, legal information, and financial advice. Everyone gets a free subscription to the unmind (mental wellbeing) app. Counselling session are available through EAP. We have a monthly schedule of wellbeing sessions and talks with each office having wellbeing champions and coordinators.
  • Flexible benefits package - Annual bonus, employee share scheme, health screening, life assurance, matching pension contributions, lunch vouchers, enhanced vacation package, retail discounts, discounted gym membership, with the ability to flex your benefits package to suit your needs
  • Offices - Newly refurbished offices, with chillout spaces and modern facilities
  • Social - Fantastic programme of free social activities, from our summer parties and Friday night drinks, we've got you covered.
  • Sports - We're as passionate about sports as you are, if you can name a sport, we've probably got a company team.

What the process looks like:

  • Apply and your CV will be reviewed by one of our Talent Acquisition Partners
  • Phone screening call with our Talent Acquisition Partner
  • 1st interview with the team manager
  • Short task to complete and present/discuss back at 2nd interview with team manager and other stakeholders
  • Offer and Celebrations!


About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.