DBA Developer



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Software Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 8,400 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 130 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,400 employees located globally. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit darktrace.com.

The data team is looking to add to their current talent a self-motivated, highly-experienced Database Administrator. Darktrace has a several database platforms supported by teams of talented developers and systems administrators, with the business continuing to expand at a rapid pace, there is a need to bring in some specialist skills to help support and develop database platforms for the future. As a DBA in Darktrace regular tasks include, project management, development of best practices and repeatable procedures for deploying databases, day-to-day operational activities including break/fix, capacity management, backup and recovery, database replication setup/management and ongoing database change reviews. The DBA joining Darktrace will be working with various other teams who currently administer the various databases in the company, communication and building working relationships with other teams is an essential skill.


  • Manage all database platforms in the business, including MySQL and SQL server as the key systems
  • Working in partnership with other teams to mentor the best practices for database configuration
  • Reviewing the performance of queries and recommend changes
  • Good understanding of MySQL internal architecture, demonstrating experience with MySQL database design, implementation, performance tuning, and capacity planning
  • Experience in database software management (patch and version control)
  • Project management and stakeholder interaction
  • Performance tuning queries and recommending changes to database design
  • Testing failover of systems to support a highly available model for critical systems
  • Software installation
  • Manging permissions and user authentications
  • Database Backup and Recovery
  • Database Tuning

Candidate Requriements:

  • Experience working with MySQL and SQL Server technologies.
  • Experience working with HA solution architecture
  • Good team player, this role requires constant interactions with other teams to support systems they have built and currently maintain
  • Strong analytical, communication and troubleshooting skills
  • Pro-active, dedicated, committed and responsible
  • Applicants must have a degree


  • 23 days holiday + a day off for your birthday, rising to 25 (+ birthday) after 2 years
  • All UK public holidays
  • BUPA healthcare with premiums fully paid by Darktrace for employee + eligible family members
  • Salary Sacrifice pension scheme with company contribution of 4% and employee contribution of 5%
  • Life Insurance 4x salary
  • Cycle to work scheme


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