Database Engineer/Administrator

Engineering · Dublin, Leinster
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


Would you like to learn about biometric verification and work with the latest generation of smartphone technologies? Are you interested in learning new platforms and new technology? This is the job for you!


Daon is an innovative provider of award-winning biometric identity assurance software products and services focused on meeting the needs of governments and large commercial organizations worldwide. We are currently looking for highly motivated Database Administrators to join our Engineering team.


Your contribution

You will work with Daon’s DevOps and Engineering teams as a Database Administrator/DBA to help deliver and support database solutions for our identity assurance products. This individual will be responsible for, and must be proficient in the installation, maintenance, and support of MySQL databases primarily, with the ability to also provide support for Oracle databases running on a range of platforms. The role will also involve working with DevOps, Support and Professional Services teams when necessary for database level input and support.


You possess the flexibility and desire to learn new technologies and have a strong knowledge of database deployment and support capabilities. You strive to improve capabilities, pick up and champion new database technologies, apply best database administration practices, look to add value, and innovate. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a skilled team in an interesting and growing technology space, don’t miss it!


You have

  • Minimum of 5 years in a Database Administration role
  • Strong working experience with MySQL and Oracle databases
  • Practical experience of installing, monitoring, and supporting production databases running on AWS EC2 and RDS. Linux/Unix/Windows experience also useful
  • Knowledge of AWS Aurora (MySQL-compatible) experience would be ideal
  • Strong performance tuning and general database problem troubleshooting experience across all databases and operating system platforms above
  • Strong proficiency in SQL and SQL scripting with experience in PL/SQL and shell scripting
  • Experience of large-scale data migrations, upgrades, archives and backup and recovery strategies
  • Familiarity with high availability and scalability solutions like Oracle RAC, Oracle Dataguard, MySQL InnoDB Cluster would be an advantage
  • Experience of partitioning strategies and knowledge of replication technologies like Oracle Goldengate would be beneficial
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team


We offer

Our new hires receive significant education and training to empower them on the Daon IdentityX platform and service. Once international travel opens up again, there will be opportunity for face-to-face collaboration and training with Daon’s team at the research and development headquarters in Dublin, Ireland as well. The annual salary, bonus and compensation package is very competitive.


Come join the team that is changing the way biometrics and identity authentication operate globally!

Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

  • Location
    Dublin, Leinster
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience