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Database Administrator Job Description

Job Description

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Ensure the proper operation, maintenance, recovery, security and integrity of database software and the data stored within. Custodian of company information systems and data stores.


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  • Provide day-to-day support and maintenance for the {Oracle, SQL or other Vendor} database
  • Monitor database events and proactively optimize system performance
  • Perform health checks to ensure the integrity of the schema and the data
  • Perform health checks to ensure the synchronization of database replicas
  • Liaise with other infrastructure teams to resolve complex application performance analysis
  • Develop and maintain the database architecture
  • Develop and maintain the appropriate operational documentation for databases
  • Plan and execute data conversions, data structures and migrations
  • Ensure the accuracy, performance and consistency of the database information
  • Oversee database capacity planning, forecasting, and tuning
  • Manage database security and control access permissions and privileges
  • Respond to health alerts and produce maintenance plans and scripts
  • Manage release life cycles including development and production environments

Key Competencies

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  • Problem Solving
  • Managing Tasks
  • Specific Technical Knowledge
  • Service Level Agreements

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Employer Demand


100% Experience and knowledge of SQL (Structured Query Language)
40% Familiarity with Backup software and strategies
36% Experience and knowledge of Oracle
33% Excellent written and oral communication skills
27% Knowledge of clusters and high availability technologies
18% Experience and knowledge of Microsoft SQL
18% Experience and knowledge of MySQL
15% Scripting skills
9% Familiarity with server hardware infrastructure and operating systems. Server hardware can include specific vendor hardware such as Sun Servers.


Employer Demand


45% Degree


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Key Personal Attributes

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In addition to outstanding technical knowledge of the Information System, an excellent administrator also has an understanding of related fields such as change management, risk management, client communications and service level agreements.

Attraction to the Position

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This role is well suited to technically minded individuals with strong communication and team work skills.

Staff Retention Strategies for Employers

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Staff can begin to feel as though there is little or no more to learn once operational tasks start to become repetitive and not challenging. Employers may seek to keep work life interesting by providing variations of work. For example, project work, team leader work or as a trainer.

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