Database Administrator Job in Nigeria

 Identiko is an innovation leader in the field of Identity management. We are a team of dedicated, highly technical and experienced information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals with a combined background in Identity Management Systems, Biometrics, ICT Consultancy and System Integration Services. We provide private and public authorities, state and national institutions with technology solutions to securely identify and authenticate their population with first rate technology systems. Driven by our desire to deliver first-rate technology services always we have developed partnerships with the topmost technology players in the world to deliver to our clients the most efficient and reliable technology products and services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Database Administrator

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • As a Database/Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for building and maintaining database systems and ensuring data security with our clients.
  • Your role will also entail troubleshooting issues with our client’s database management software and providing quick resolution.

Key Responsibilities for the Role

  • Develop and maintain database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for data elements and tables.
  • Designing and implementing database systems of high availability and quality in accordance to end users’ information needs and views.
  • Identify and implement database requirements for new or existing applications by working collaboratively with other teams.
  • Install, upgrade, maintain and optimize database performance, security, and efficiency.
  • Support users and developers by resolving data-related technical issues and troubleshooting queries by guiding them with best practices.
  • Design, install and configure internal and customer facing IT infrastructure solutions that align with business needs and objectives.
  • Proactively manage and maintain server, cloud, networks, storage systems, and virtualization platforms.
  • Administer and support core Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, Cloud, and virtualization technologies.
  • Define and document best practices and support procedures.
  • Provide after-hours support for Infrastructure related emergencies as well as occasional weekend Maintenance
  • Maintain inventory and asset configuration documentation.
  • Mentor / cross-train team members on existing and new technologies.
  • Interact with customers and staff at the technical level, as required.
  • Execute regular database maintenance tasks, including database defragmentation, backups, and database replication.

Requirements for the Role

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Master’s degree from a recognized University will be an advantage.
  • At least 3 years of experience in database administration or in a similar role.
  • Database Administration Certifications in Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) or Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
  • Relevant database administration certificates, such as Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) or Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).
  • Experience in database backup, disaster recovery planning, performance optimization and data security.
  • Knowledge of database management systems such as MySQL and Oracle.
  • Extensive experience with database technologies (MySQL, MS SQL, Cassandra, PostgreSQL Oracle, MongoDB)
  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third-party tools
  • Familiarity with programming languages API
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to provide quick solutions to issues.
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to use a scripting language (like Python or Peri) to automate database administration tasks.
  • Knowledge of database automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.
  • 1+ years of experience with programming languages such PL/SQL coding
  • 1+ years of experience in administering, managing and tuning databases.
  • 2+ years of experience with Oracle RAC, SQL Server or MySQL
  • Experience in cloud database technologies, like Amazon RDS or Microsoft Azure a plus. MCSE/MCSA certifications are an advantage.
  • Experience with Linux and Windows Server environments is required.

Application Closing Date
17th April, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.