Database Administrator Jobs – Metajua


Job Title:   Database Administrator

Organization: Metajua

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: IT Manager


About US:

Metajua over 250,000 small holder farmers across 6 countries and agriculture
value chains have been progressively and durably connected to export market
since we started business in 2012. The company came out of the frustration of
running agro-product sourcing projects with paper and excel tools to collect
and generate information. Now we’re a leading farmer relation and supply chain
management platform in Eastern and Southern Africa, and our clients are buying
collectively over 100 MT of product from small farmers a day. We democratize
technology for cooperatives, SMEs and larger businesses, creating innovative
products that makes our customers to better interact with farmers, facilitate
farmers’ financial inclusion and stakeholders’ value from increased supply
chain efficiency.


Job Summary:  The Database Administrator will maintain the
integrity of client data through regular administrative and maintenance tasks
as well as catering for growth of client data through continuous enhancement activities.  The role also involves maintaining upstream
and downstream integration between the servers and other systems.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Database installation (or Deployment in Cloud), upgrade
and patching

Create models for new database development or changes to
existing ones

Parameter and configure relevant network components

Ensure database access, consistency and integrity

Plan and coordinate data migrations

Implement database encryption and data encryption

Plan and ensure compliance with established best
practices, related policies and legislation

Establish end-user database access control levels

Deploy database change scripts provided by third party

Troubleshoot Server database and services outages as they
occur, including after-hours and weekends.

Manage business requests within (Service Level Agreement)
SLA time-frames.

Configure database monitoring utilities to minimize false

Ensure all database servers are backed up in a way that
meets the business’s Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).

Test backups to ensure the business is able to meet
Recovery Time Objectives (RTO).

Provide reporting on various metrics including
availability, usage and performance

Performance testing and benchmark activities

When performance issues arise, determine the most
effective way to increase performance including (hardware purchases – NA AWS),
server configuration changes, or index/query changes and advise management to

Monitor, flag and report any problems to relevant
technical specialists.

Write incident reports on problems and ensure all relevant
stakeholders are informed.

Document system, policies and processes

Maintain awareness of the control framework.

Provide ad hoc reports in line with stakeholder requests

Act in an ethical, transparent and morally defensible
manner, including highlighting unethical practices.

Plan and manage own workflow, anticipating obstacles,
juggling priorities and following through on objectives within agreed
time-frames and according to quality standards.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant must be a graduate in Information
Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline;

Professional certification

Three to five years of relevant working knowledge &
experience in database (DB) management software for PostgreSQL, SQLite, and any
other, DB architecture, and DB security.

Experience with cloud services AWS.


How to Apply:

suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged to apply by
uploading an application/cover letter in Pdf/Microsoft Word format not
exceeding 2MBs stating the exact position they are applying for, current and
expected salary, daytime contacts, detailed Curriculum Vitae with three
professional referees




Deadline: Monday 24th August 2020 by
5.00 pm


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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