Unit Head, Database Administration / Database Administrator (DBA) at ACDS – Unit Head, Database Administration / Database Administrator (DBA)

Unit Head, Database Administration / Database Administrator (DBA) at ACDS – Unit Head, Database Administration / Database Administrator (DBA)

Job Objectives

A Database Administrator, or DBA, is responsible for overseeing the development, maintenance and security measures of company’s databases. The duties include creating account data for authorized individuals to access databases and organizing databases so individuals can find important information in an efficient manner.Database administrators’ duties include creating and maintaining adherence to a data management processes, policies and procedures while ensuring that company’s databases are functional and backed up to prevent data loss. The DBA also ensures that all databases, including those for financial or customer information, stay up-to-date

Job Responsibilities:

  • Map out the conceptual design for a planned database.
  • Build database systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialised requirements, considering both back-end organisation of data and front-end accessibility for end-users.
  • Regularly liaising with line manager and project managers/scrum masters during project initiation, planning and implementation.
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
  • Install and test new versions of the database management system (DBMS).
  • Maintain data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act.
  • Write database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata).
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Monitoring the performance of hardware and software hosting the databases, and identifying problems that arise.
  • Ensuring all database hardware are able to scale dynamically according to workload intensities and that software’s are updated consistently.
  • Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans.
  • Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly.
  • Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of a database
  • Preserving data integrity and ethically handling private data.
  • Protecting the database against threats or unauthorized access.
  • Establish the needs of users and monitor user access and security.
  • Control access permissions and privileges.
  • Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security.
  • Generate weekly, monthly and ad-hoc reports on databases as required.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Database Uptime.
  • Frequency of DB maintenance.
  • Level of Backups to ensure recovery.
  • High Database Security Ratings and Positive outcomes of Risk Assessments.
  • Successful delivery of application development all projects requiring databases.
  • Integrity of data within the database.
  • Compliance with data protection regulations
  • Existence and updates of database processes and procedures.

Competence Requirements:

  • Leadership and Management Skills.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of the databases under administration and displays sound technical skills and administrative aptitude.
  • Expert-level understanding of database design, implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Research oriented and constant awareness of the current industry trends in Database Deployment and Administration.
  • An understanding of information legislation, such as the Data Protection Act.
  • Industry Certification in Database Administration

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree  Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software   Engineering  or related areas

Professional Qualification

  • Possession of the following certifications will be an advantage:
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Database Administrator
  • Oracle Certified Professional – MySQL Database Administrator Associate

Desired Experience:

  • 12 to 16 years of functional experience in Database Design and Administration across     vendor platforms.
  • Minimum of 4 years of team building, leadership and management experience
  • Software development skills will be an added advantage

Culture Fit

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Confidentiality and Accountability
  • Effective collaborator and team player

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