Database Administrator

Posted on December 15th, 2020 | Last day left to apply | 4 views

Database Administrator 

The Database Administrator shall report to the Chief Decision Scientist.

A database administrator (DBA) that 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

He or she will perform the following duties personally:

  • Build database systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialized role
  • Design and implement database in accordance to end user’s 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
  • Minimize 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
  • Monitoring database efficiency
  • Sustaining the security and integrity of data
  • Creating complex query definitions that allow data to be extracted
  • Training colleagues on how to input and extract data
  • Secures database by developing policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Ensuring all the data complies with legal and international regulations
  • Maintains database results by setting and enforcing standards and controls.
  • Prepares for database expansion by studying plans and requirements; advising senior technical management; coordinating design and programming.
  • Keeps senior technical management informed by preparing reports on system performance and problems.
  • Any other task as advised by the Chief Information Officer

Required Education & Experience

  • B.Sc. degree in Engineering, Computer science or Information technology related course
  • Minimum of 4years relevant work experience
  • Relevant certifications are desirable (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator; Microsoft SQL Server Certification; Oracles Database Administrator; Oracle Certified Professional
  • User support experience is desirable

Technical knowledge & skills –

  • Storage technologies
  • Understanding and Management of Cloud Technologies (AWS/Google Cloud/Azure)
  • Knowledge of 'relational database management systems' (RDBMS), 'object-oriented database management systems' (OODBMS) and XML database management systems
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity and structured query language (SQL)
  • Strong experience on SQL Server maintenance, Advanced SQL Server concepts like indexes, stored procedures e.t.c with an emphasis on database efficiency.
  • Familiarity with database design, documentation and coding
  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third-party tools
  • Up-to-date knowledge of technology and the Data Protection Act
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, where the technology is constantly changing

Personal Attributes

  • Must be performance driven with a proven track record
  • The ability to work quickly, under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Investigation & diagnostic skills
We are a group of technology and finance enthusiasts who are really passionate about making financial inclusion count We are Nigeria’s most convenient lending company – delivering outstanding service experiences. Everyday, we strive to understand our customers and leverage technology, data and innovation to deliver outstanding service experiences.
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