Senior Database Administrator Job in Nigeria

 One Acre Fund - Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Database Administrator

Location: Abuja (FCT) / Niger State, Nigeria / Kenya / Rwanda / Malawi / Uganda / Tanzania / Burundi / Ethiopia / Zambia
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • You will lead the Engineering team's initiatives of designing and managing databases to support a diverse ecosystem from applications to data warehouses and pipelines.
  • You will report to the DevOps Engineering Manager.


  • Introduce design principles and frameworks that promote robust database development.
  • Optimize our database performance following business growth objectives.
  • Collaboratively establish and implement secure data access, authentication mechanisms and encryption standards, mitigating against vulnerabilities.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot database incidents and production issues, collaboratively resolving data integration and quality issues.
  • Maintain and upgrade the database according to strategic schedules and following advancing technologies.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and documentation.

Career Growth and Development:

  • We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.
  • You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development with a focus on database design and management systems
  • Experience working with Agile methodology
  • Hands-on experience in database design, modeling, and scaling principles
  • Knowledge of at least two mainstream programming languages and data definition and manipulation languages/frameworks
  • Experience in debugging techniques and tools


  • One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.


  • Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits.

Application Closing Date
4th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Kenya or Rwander preferred