Database Administrator

at Opportunity Bank
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted January 10, 2019
Category Computer & IT
Currency UGX




The role includes but is not limited to; capacity planning, installation, configuration, designing, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, as well as backup of Databases.


a) Establish the needs of users and monitoring user access and security
b) Monitor performance and manage parameters in order to provide fast responses to front-end users
c) Map out the conceptual design for a planned database
d) Consider both back-end organisation of data and front-end accessibility for end-users
e) Refine the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model
f) Further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements
g) Install and test new versions of the database management system (DBMS)
h) Maintain data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection laws
i) Write database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata)
j) Control access permissions and privileges
k) Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans
l) Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
m) Carry out capacity planning
n) Work closely with project managers, database programmers, etc
o) Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database function, integrity and security
p) Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of a database.


- Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
- Able to build strong interpersonal relationships with other senior management throughout the company

Experience Requirements

- At least 3 years in management positions such as CTO, CIO, Head Technology in a vibrant technology firm, business or financial institution. Experience in the banking industry would be a distinct advantage.

Education Requirements

- Bachelor’s degree in in computer science, engineering or relevant field or related field. Master’s degree in information technology or a technology-related discipline preferred
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