We are on the lookout for a DBA / Data Lead to join our vibrant, dynamic and collaborative team in based in our amazing offices in Farringdon, London.

About Stratajet

Stratajet is the world’s first real-time private jet booking platform, changing the way people travel. With Stratajet, it’s easy to search, compare and book a private jet straight from your computer or smartphone.

Stratajet is a likeminded meeting of individuals – all of whom believe in making private aviation faster, simpler, and more accessible to more people. Founded in 2011, Stratajet has since grown to a company of 50+ employees with offices in London, California and Singapore.


The DBA / Data Lead role is responsible for the availability and evolution of the production and internal data systems. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience running production-level MySQL and/or Postgres database systems through a managed cloud environment (e.g. RDS, Heroku). The role will require;

  • Maintaining and regularly publishing details of the data layer as a reference for the development team
  • Leading development on changes to the data access layer
  • Defining vision for evolution of the underlying data model
  • Proactively identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks
  • Constantly striving to maintain consistency across all areas of our data library (from internal databases to the production-level repositories)

Essential Competencies;

  • Fluent in SQL: DDL, DML, DCL, TCL
  • Experience managing production databases
  • Experience leading teams of developers
  • Significant experience turning SQL queries and making normalization / denormalization

Life at Stratajet

Pioneering: Be part of a movement to fundamentally change an industry, opening it up to more people than ever before
Ownership: Enjoy the independence and responsibility required to allow you to deliver quickly and effectively
Passion and talent: Work in a nimble, passionate and dynamic team capable of lightening quick manoeuvring and execution
Rewarding: We are a tech start-up, we’re unique in the industry and we reward with equally exceptional benefits

Tagged as: database administrator, DBA, Heroku, MySQL, RDS, SQL