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Database Administrator

Sydney, Australia

We are looking for a passionate, self-starter to join our team in Sydney. This role will have a strong database focus, with a high level of engagement with Product, Development and Support teams.

About Karbon

Karbon is the premium work management platform for the accounting industry and has become indispensable for firms around the world to support their team and navigate the sudden shift to remote work. Karbon brings planning, clients, work and communication together. In one place, where it belongs. So even if the firm has to work remotely, they're all together online. Check it out at

Founded in San Francisco in 2014, we have grown into a globally distributed team with people in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Reno, Sydney, Melbourne and Nelson NZ. We are well-funded, have a fantastic team culture and make a global impact.

About this role and the work

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Development and administration of SQL Server databases and other data assets in Azure cloud
  • Database monitoring, performance tuning, and automation of recurring admin tasks
  • Handling upgrades and maintenance of non-production and production database instances
  • Assisting and advising development team during sprint and release management
  • Handling backup strategy, high availability and disaster recovery preparedness
  • Ad hoc data extracts at the request of customers or internal stakeholders
  • Creating documentation, engaging with Support teams and troubleshooting live issues
  • Executing data and Dev Ops projects alongside business as usual tasks
  • Willingness to work in an on call roster for handling Priority 1 issues

About you

Candidates with following experience are encouraged to apply:

  • Database development and administration experience with excellent communication skills
  • Strong foundation in any relational database — preferably Microsoft SQL Server
  • Familiarity working with product, development and level 3 support teams
  • Familiarity with Microsoft tech stack. Cloud experience is nice to have

Soft skills:

  • Attention to detail, ability to adapt to change
  • Strong customer-focus and dedication to organizational goals
  • Analytical thinking, with an ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Keen interest in learning and adopting new technology
  • Overall a good team player who brings passion to the table

Why work at Karbon?

  • Opportunity to be part of building a global product
  • True ownership and autonomy over the work you do
  • Work with (and learn from) a very experienced team
  • Part of a startup team that will continue to grow around you
  • Flexible approach to work hours and environment (we believe in trust and autonomy—we’re not going to monitor when or where you work)
  • The option to work remotely, from one of our offices, or both
  • A culture of open communication, consistent feedback, and full transparency into company results, metrics, and financial position

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