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Database Administrator (DBA) job description

Database Administrators are professionals who ensure that all databases, including those for financial or customer information, stay up-to-date with policies and procedures in place to protect against data loss. Should something happen on-site at their office, they utilize their skills in computer science to resolve any problems.

Eleni Kourmentza
Eleni Kourmentza

Eleni, ex-People Ops Manager at Workable, excelled in recruitment, lifecycle management, and employer branding.

 

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Database Administrator responsibilities include:

  • Building database systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialized role
  • Designing and implementing databases in accordance to end users information needs and views
  • Defining users and enabling data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner

database administrator job description

Job brief

A professional Database Administrator (DBA) will keep the database up and running smoothly 24/7. The goal is to provide a seamless flow of information throughout the company, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users.

Responsibilities

  • Build database systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialised role
  • Design and implement database in accordance to end users information needs and views
  • Define users and enable data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data
  • Minimise database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users
  • Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required

Requirements and skills

  • Proven working experience as a Database Administrator
  • Hands-on experience with database standards and end user applications
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity and SQL
  • Familiarity with database design, documentation and coding
  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third party tools
  • Familiarity with programming languages API
  • Problem solving skills and ability to think algorithmically
  • BS degree in a computer discipline or relevant certification

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