Technical Manager (Cloud DBA) (ITOSS - BAU) (Ref: 20007015)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Hong Kong

The Department

Our IT Operations, Systems Assurance and Shenzhen Technology Centre drives and leverages technology refreshment and best practice service management principles, to provide cost-effective and efficient infrastructure and technical environment, system / test assurance, data centre management and valued end-user services.

The Job

  • Lead adoption of strategic cloud native database / data platform - On-premise and Cloud Infrastructure. Apply technical expertise to strategize for current / future technological developments and serve as point of contact for database technology questions
  • Own the full DB product lifecycle of database environment (Plan, Build, Run) leverage Cloud technologies. Technical leadership in design, implementation and support of the core database services that are highly reliable, flexible, scalable and cost effective
  • Lead and manage database technical issues impacting applications working cross functionally across leads of infrastructure, network, and application teams
  • Provide guidance to a team of cloud engineers to troubleshoot and investigate performance issues, and resolve in timely fashion
  • Provide 24x7 database instrumentation & observability, along with compliance of all audits via the use of auditing tools and action plans
  • Review consistently on the usage of database inventory on-going basis and work on consolidation, migration and deletion of assets associated and ensure savings to IT spend
  • Risk and Control oversight of DB environment ensuring engagement with Security and Engineering teams
  • About You

  • University degree in Computer Science equivalent
  • 10+ years of work experience in managing a large environment of private or public cloud infrastructure and platform services supporting mission critical applications
  • 10+ years of DBA working experience building, deploying and administering distributed database (e.g. Mongo, Gemfire, CouchDB etc.) management system.
  • Expert technical knowledge of Cloud Databased (e.g. Mongo, Gemfire, Couch DB, Cassandra etc.)
  • Good Experience on data cache technologies (e.g. Redis, Couchbase etc.)
  • Sound Knowledge of Desired State, Config Management, Orchestration (e.g Terraform and Ansible)
  • Expert experience in troubleshooting and resolving urgent / critical incidents on production systems.
  • Expert understanding of database backup and recovery strategies.
  • Sound knowledge of database auditing, audit logging, creating benchmark for audit points.
  • Strong knowledge of database security, encryption, and audit & controls for SOX, and PCI
  • Sound knowledge of users access and database privileges
  • Experience with deploying database security patches and remediation of database vulnerabilities.
  • Experience integrating with CyberArk and Hashicorp for credential and certificate management
  • 3+ years of experience in Kubernetes platform, advanced scripting and automation development using shell scripts, Python, Salt, Javascript, Golang, and other frameworks.
  • 3+ years of experience working in agile delivery, cloud environments (e.g.AWS, Azure etc.), project management experience, Scrum master / project management certification is preferred
  • Terms of Employment

    The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Contract renewal will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.


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