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

You will join a new database administration team that will oversee an array of databases used by our product and internal development teams. Your responsibilities will include ensuring the stability and availability of these services and working alongside the development teams to optimise their database usage.


  • Managing and maintaining MySQL/PostgreSQL database servers, replicas and clusters in mission critical environments on Linux servers and in cloud environments.
  • Implementing and maintaining database backup/recovery and redundancy solutions.
  • Troubleshooting database efficiency issues and identifying bottlenecks.
  • Working with multiple small teams to aid their utilization of their respective database services.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience working with MySQL databases and Galera clusters, this includes database fundamentals and query optimisation.
  • Experience working with PostgreSQL databases.
  • Experience with ProxySQL and HAProxy for load balancing database connections.
  • Able to design and implement new DBA solutions based on set requirements.
  • Familiarity with database table partitioning in MySQL and/or PostgreSQL.


  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems and shell scripting.
  • Familiarity with cloud database service in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.
  • Familiarity with infrastructure provisioning tools (Ansible and Terraform)


  • 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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