Database Administrator IT Job at FINCA Uganda

Job Title: Database Administrator
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FINCA International, one of the world’s leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 950,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and the Greater Middle East. FINCA International is looking for a Database Administrator. This role will involve responsibility on the environmental aspect of database management systems. These include recoverability (creating and testing backups), verifying data integrity, defining and/or implementing access controls to the data, ensuring maximum uptime of database, ensuring maximum database performance given budgetary constraints, developing and testing support.

Essential duties:

·         Test programs or databases, correct errors and make necessary modifications.
·         Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
·         Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
·         Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
·         Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.
·         Train users and answer questions.
·         Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
·         Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems such as the installation of new databases.
·         Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.
·         Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.
·         Review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database.
·         Develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs.
·         Develop data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen, template or computer software.
·         Select and enter codes to monitor database performance and to create production database.
·         Establish and calculate optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator.
·         Revise company definition of data as defined in data dictionary.
·         Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.
·         Identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management.

Knowledge and Skills:
·         3+ years of experience within a technical support environment, including hardware, software and network support Experience using relational databases;
·         DBA certification is desirable.
·         Proven ability to resolve problems efficiently and effectively;
·         Experience programming in a database query language;
·         Previous experience as a database administrator.
ability to recognize competence level of the user and address each situation appropriately
·         Experience working in a heavy pressure environment preferred
·         Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
·         Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
·         Proven ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks
·         Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
·         Fluency required in English
Qualifications: Basic degree in computer science or equivalent, experience of not less than 3 years in a senior information systems position in a reputable financial services organization or related institution.
Language Skills
·         Fluency in English required.
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