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  • Database Administrator at Insiteful Solutions

  • Posted on: 18 September, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Our client is looking to recruit a Database Administrator to join its team.

    Database Administrator


    Reports to: CEO/MD or Director of Projects 

    Job Purpose:

    • The successful candidate will be responsible for Database Administration and Programming; Report Generation and Design; Database Design and Modelling and Generation of Report Queries


    • Establish the needs of users and monitoring user access and security.
    • Monitor performance and manage parameters in order to provide fast responses to front-end users
    • Map out the conceptual design for a planned database.
    • Consider both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users.
    • Refine the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model
    • Further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements
    • 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).
    • Control access permissions and privileges
    • Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans.
    • Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
    • Carry out capacity planning.
    • Work closely with IT project managers, database programmers and multimedia programmers
    • Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security.
    • Commission and install new applications and customize existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose.
    • Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of a database.
    • Educational Qualifications
    • A Degree in the Sciences with a minimum of 2 years-experience in a similar role
    • Competencies/Skills:
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
    • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
    • Proven ability to balance multiple projects, and collaborate across disciplines in a cross-functional atmosphere

    Specific Competencies:

    • Knowledge of structured query language (SQL), Unix and DBMS.
    • Problem-solving and good analytical skills
    • Communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.
    • Familiarity with the main data manipulation languages and the principles of database design.
    • The ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • The ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and customers.
    • Business awareness and understanding of business requirements of IT
    • Willingness to keep up to date with developments in new technology
    • Commitment to Continuous Professional development (CPD)
    • An understanding of information legislation, such as the Data Protection Act.

    Behavioral Qualities/Other Competencies:

    • Attention to Detail
    • Goal, quality and excellence orientation
    • If you have Proven work experience as a Database Administrator, Excellent analytical and time management skills as well as a B.Sc. in a relevant field, then this job is for you!

    Method of Application

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Therefore, if you have not received a response by 2nd October 2019, please consider yourself as not having been shortlisted.

    Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as Insiteful Solutions strongly upholds a policy of non-discrimination against any person regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender or disability.

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