Feb 04, 2021

Infrastructure Engineer / DBA - Singapore

  • BidFX
  • Singapore
Full time Database Administrator FX (Foreign Exchange) Network Engineer

Job Description




Infrastructure Engineer / DBA - Singapore


Careers at BidFX are full of endless possibilities. Seize your opportunity to help meet the challenges of the FX market and join us!


BidFX is a FinTech provider to financial institutions on a mission to disrupt the foreign exchange market, applying innovative technology to tap FX liquidity, bring market transparency and ensure clients achieve best execution. We operate a successful core trading platform, with direct connectivity to all major banks, fronted by a sophisticated trading user interface.


We seek committed people who wish to help us fulfil our vision and share in our success. We value diversity and offer equal opportunities to all.

BidFX is a subsidiary of SGX Group.


BidFX is building a global team of highly competent individuals in the areas of Infrastructure, Application and Client Services. You will be based in Singapore and provide follow-the-sun support alongside your Infrastructure Team colleagues based in London, New York and Sydney. 

We are looking for a candidate with DBA experience, but also willingness to assist colleagues in other regions with platform and network issues where they are able to.



  • Responsible for supporting BidFX’s databases, on-premise data centres, networks and platforms, plus cloud services during APAC working hours, escalating to colleagues in other regions where necessary.

  • Jointly responsible for the hosted database services, server architecture and systems administration, which is currently CentOS running on Dell hardware.

  • Supporting your colleagues in other regions availability, security and continued operations of BidFX’s global network where your expertise and experience allows.

  • Ensure efficient deployment and standard configuration management through automation in both the private and public clouds.

  • Monitor databases, troubleshoot issues and handle incident escalations (occasionally out-of-hours).

  • Deploy database releases and promote production change management processes / procedures.

  • Interface with all levels of the business and constantly strive to achieve total internal customer satisfaction.



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in database administration / IT infrastructure and perhaps, more recently, modern cloud technology.

  • Experience of MariaDB / MySQL on Linux.

  • Database installations, backups, restores and replication.

  • Good working knowledge of shell scripting and performance tuning.

  • Knowledge of IT security and highly available, fault tolerant systems.

  • GCP experience / interest in cloud technology.

  • Knowledge of Rest APIs, Git, PKI and SSL certificates, RedHat/Fedora, DNS, Mail, LDAP and kernel-level debugging is desirable.

  • Experience in any network technologies such as Arista switches, Fortinet firewalls, Cisco routing and switching products, Juniper SRX, A10 Load Balancers, routing protocols and network virtualization would be an advantage.

  • Knowledge to assist with occasional basic local desktop support issues.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Approachable and a team player.

  • Self-motivated, organised, adaptable and a quick learner.

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.

  • Experience of working in the financial sector could also be beneficial.

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