Cloud Engineering & Security

Lisbon, Portugal




Miniclip is looking for an experienced Database Administrator in MariaDB/ MySQL to join our Cloud Engineering Team to be hired in our Lisbon (PT) Games Development Studio.

We are looking for someone who can maintain and extend the current infrastructure of Relational Databases while working closely with the rest of the Cloud Engineering team to improve the current architecture while driving upgrade efforts.

This is a full-time, permanent position, please apply only if you have the right to work in Portugal.




  • Operational maintenance of our fleet of Relational Databases that support business-critical products.
  • Design and implement highly available, scalable database systems.
  • Implement monitoring solutions and decide on critical metrics to determine appropriate preemptive actions to ensure systems availability and performance.
  • Design, implement and test backup and restore plans.
  • Design, implement and test compliance processes including Data Retention and GDPR.
  • Design, implement and test Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans.
  • Design, implement and test query logging and database audit solutions.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with other members of the Cloud Engineering Team.

Skills & Experience


  • 5+ years of experience managing and performing tuning on MariaDB deployments with high-volume transactional count.
  • 3+ years of experience with Managed and Unmanaged MariaDB deployments in AWS including services such as RDS, EC2, S3, VPC and Route 53.
  • Hands-on, in-depth experience with InnoDB.
  • Proficiency with Linux system administration and OS tunning.
  • Able to deal with high-pressure incidents and recovery situations.
  • Highly analytical, results driven and problem-solving mindset.
  • In-depth knowledge of procedures on how to do a multitude of operational work with zero downtime including cluster replacement, schema changes and engine upgrades.


The following skills are desirable but not essential (if you have them, don't forget to mention them):


  • Formal experience on a DevOps or Performance or SRE team.
  • Knowledge of other AWS services, such as DynamoDB, Aurora, EMR.
  • Knowledge of Consul or similar configuration systems.
  • Knowledge of Chef automation and orchestration.
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code tooling, such as terraform, AWS CDK, AWS CloudFormation.
  • Knowledge of Scripting Languages (e.g., Perl / Python / Ruby).
  • Knowledge of Erlang or other functional programing languages.



To apply please send your CV in English, with a covering letter explaining why you want to apply.


Additional Information


You’ll be working in our fashionable, open plan studio in Lisbon with enthusiasts and professionals from the games industry. We like to maintain a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with regular team building and social events. We understand that being tied to a desk all day is not fun and that’s why there is a games area and fridge with complimentary drinks and fruit for all staff.


About Miniclip


Miniclip is a global leader in digital games with a mission of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms.

Founded in 2001, the Company has successfully grown a huge global audience in over 195 countries and across six continents. Miniclip has a unique understanding of the digital games space and has developed a strong portfolio of over 60 high-quality mobile games, extensive worldwide distribution, and an internationally recognised brand name. To date, Miniclip franchises including 8 Ball Pool™, Golf Battle™, Football Strike™ and™ have generated more than 2 billion downloads. Miniclip has more than 50 million daily active players reaching people across the world in the pursuit of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’.

In February 2015, Miniclip was excited to receive a large majority investment from Tencent, one of the world’s largest technology companies and the world’s largest games publisher. This new chapter in Miniclip’s history strengthens the Company’s position, with Tencent recognising its achievements to date and future potential.

In the past two years, as part of their ambitious growth plans, Miniclip have been delighted to welcome the teams from Playsport (famous for Motorsport Manager), Yakuto (creators of Darts of Fury), Masomo (home of Head Ball 2), Ilyon (designers of Bubble Shooter), Eight Pixels Square (Sniper Strike) now operating as Miniclip Derby, Gamebasics (creators of OSM Online Soccer Manager), and most recently Green Horse Games (home of Football Rivals) to the Miniclip Group.






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