Senior Database Administrator

$80,000 - 90,000 / YEAR


Joining the Business Technology team at BCLC means you’ll be working with cutting-edge technology to help build a world-class entertainment company. This is an engaged, innovative, capable group of talented individuals working in digital enablement, product delivery services, technology platform enablement, enterprise services, integrity and operations. This enables us to execute the purchase and validation of lottery tickets at over 3500 lottery retailers, manage a complex network of 12,000 slot machines and electronic table games across the province and provide the backbone for BCLC’s eGaming platform, and much more.

We have offices in Kamloops and Vancouver and can also support 100% remote (from within British Columbia) for this position.

BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation)

BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation)


Vancouver, British columbia

Hiring Bonus ~ $900 CAD

Referral Reward ~ $4,500 CAD

Job Summary:

The Database Administrator assists with creating, maintaining and managing a variety of databases that are in line with BCLC technology streams. This role acts as a consultative partner by providing expertise, analysis and advice to internal and external stakeholders of BCLC. The Database Administrator ensures the maximization of database performance, availability, operational health and compliance in order for the business to provide products and services efficiently and effectively to its customers.  This role is subject to the requirement for after-hours support.


  • Performs capacity planning to ensure sustained availability of BCLC’s products and services.
  • Resolves complex technical issues including using advanced root cause analysis of database systems to determine the best course of action to restore business continuity. 
  • Provides input into future plans and strategies, assisting in management and execution of various vulnerability and risk assessment projects and often makes regular recommendations for new approaches to technical work and broader issues resolution.
  • Responsible for production database and DEV/QA/Staging environments on-prem and in cloud environments.
  • Creates business requirements and directs product development by monitoring and collecting feedback from users and liaising with vendors to provide detailed specifications and solutions to meet business needs.
  • Conducts significant research and analysis to develop creative ideas and processes for issues resolution and innovative ways to improve the performance, functionality and integrity of BCLCs gaming systems. 
  • Communicates system maintenance and upgrades to all stakeholders and executes these activities with minimal system downtime/business impact, following procedures that are in line with the business for projects and operational activities. 
  • Builds operational and tactical relationships with other product teams and capabilities to promote cross-skilling (T-skills) in data intelligence and delivery.
  • Evaluates and promotes the adoption of new technologies and methods to deploy services using standardized tools and platforms.
  • Establishes and maintains vendor relationships with technical products supported and maintained within the data services capability.

Skills and Requirements

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience

  • University degree in an appropriate discipline or college diploma in a computer program, supplemented by industry recognized professional courses;
  • ITIL V3 Foundations is considered an asset;
  • OCP, MCDBA, MCITP, MCSE, LCP, CISSP, CCNA and other professional certifications are considered an asset;
  • 3 to 5 years of demonstrated experience in a business-oriented data processing which includes designing, application development, managing and administering servers and their databases;
  • Experience with Linux, Windows  administration and network management is an asset;
  • Experience as an application developer is an asset;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Technical Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in any of the following: Microsoft SQLserver, Oracle, MySQL  and Informix databases;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with Windows Server and Redhat Enterprise Linux;
  • Proficient in designing and implementing backup/recovery, high availability and disaster recovery strategies;
  • Proficient in performance tuning analysis, index optimization, health checks and database maintenance;
  • Proficient in database security best practices and integration between systems;
  • Experience with one or more SQL/PLSQL/T-SQL, Python, Powershell, Windows scripting and Linux shell scripting skills;
  • Operating system management; 
  • Experience and exposure in AWS or Azure is an asset;
  • Technical skills utilizing Big Data, Data Lake, NoSQL databases is an asset;
  • Automation development experience is an asset;
  • Knowledge of enterprise SAN and disk sub systems is an asset;
  • Knowledge of networking an asset;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical thinking/innovation;
  • Exceptional time management skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours and provide after-hours support as needed.

Additional Information:

  • To build a rich diverse workforce representing the communities which we serve, we welcome applications from people of all colours and cultures, persons with diverse abilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
  • BCLC values work life balance and offers remote work options for its employees.
  • Relocation assistance is available for successful job candidates.

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is a Canadian Crown corporation offering a range of gambling products including lottery tickets, casinos and legal online gambling. It is based in Kamloops, with a secondary office in Vancouver.

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    Company Benefits

    Our CEO, Jim Lightbody, says that “If you take care of your people, they will take care of your customers. If you take care of your customers, they will take care of your business.” At BCLC, we focus upon enhancing our employee’s overall experience by creating a culture that is people centric and driven by innovation to deliver exceptional business results. A key component of our enhanced employee experience is helping employees balance their career and personal life by offering a competitive compensation and benefits package. Below are just a few highlights.

    Health and Well-Being
    Our health and well-being plans are comprehensive and flexible to fit your lifestyle and keep you and your family healthy. In addition to the basics like massage, physiotherapy, vision, medical, dental and travel insurance we also promote well-being at work with lunchtime programs like bootcamp, yoga or run club and access to fitness facilities and bike storage.

    Vacation and Work Flexibility
    We know our employees have diverse needs and interests so at BCLC we have options. You can choose to buy or sell vacation days, work flexible hours to fit your lifestyle or consider a deferred salary leave for continuing your education or setting off on an extended travel experience.

    Planning for Retirement
    BCLC is committed to supporting you and helping you achieve long-term financial security during retirement. Our defined benefit pension plan is designed to give you peace of mind, and you can plan ahead even more by contributing to RRSP or TFSA accounts.

    Employee Extras
    We believe that having fun and enjoying life are as important as working hard. To foster this culture we make extras a priority too. We encourage our employees to give back to their community by offering time in lieu for volunteering, we have a corporate recognition program so that you can be recognized in a way that actually matters to you and we foster technology empowerment with our computer purchase plan. We also subsidize our cafeteria, social and team-building events throughout the year as well as wellness programs for all staff.

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