Database Administrator Jobs – Tugende


Job Title:  Database


Duty Station:
Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Innovations Coordinator


About US:

Tugende is a
for-profit social enterprise providing assets and SME finance, leasing,
insurance, and financial literacy to new customers, and consumer finance to
qualified existing customers. 
It was formally
established in 2012 in Uganda and is a technology-enabled asset financier of
income-generating assets for proven entrepreneurs, using a lease-to-own product
to offer an affordable path to ownership of these assets. Tugende empowers
customers unable to access formal credit, and has financed over 30,000


About the role: In this position, Tugende is searching for an experienced and
knowledgeable Database Administrator (DBA), with experience working in fast
paced environments, to serve the needs of a fast growing company. Tugende is
rapidly expanding its reach both geographically and also in terms of products
and services to more customer segments. This implies reliance on systems and
data to make the right decisions on a day to day basis in an efficient way,
hence the need for the DBA.


The DBA will be the
main “custodian” of the company’s databases. He/she will be responsible for
ensuring that all the company’s databases are operating normally, ensuring that
changes to databases are managed well and monitored to avoid compromising data
integrity, ensuring data security for all company data and disaster recovery
whenever need arises..


What you will learn from this job:

·       Organisational culture

·       Innovation in a fast growing environment with
rapidly changing organisational needs

·       Identifying opportunities to grow


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Monitoring and optimizing the performance of
the databases

·       Maintaining archived data

·       Backing up and restoring databases

·       Generating various reports by querying from
databases as per need

·       Implement best practices in Data Management

·       Ensuring compliance with database vendor
license agreements, and data privacy laws.

·       Modifying the database structure, as
necessary, from information given by application developers

·       Controlling and monitoring user access to the

·       Implementing data security and protection

·       Implement firewalls and/or any other
strategies around the company’s databases

·       Setup proven mechanisms to detect fraud /
corruption of data through hacks, suspicious user activity, unauthorized
access, power failure etc.

·       Disaster recovery planning

·       Coordinating disaster recovery tasks when
need arises

·       Identifying and suggesting various
opportunities to improve the company’s infrastructure and data management

·       Development of Tugende’s data warehouse


Note: This
job description gives a general guideline, and therefore does not include an
exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       At least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer
Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or relevant fields

·       At least three years of experience in Database
Administration or any other platform Development

·       A Certification in data management related
fields is an added advantage.


Personal attributes and abilities:

·       Cloud-based database design, implementation,
and maintenance. MS Azure is preferable to other cloud services.

·       Setup and configuration OLAP and OLTP servers
and data warehouse development

·       Knowledge about the RDBMS, e.g. Microsoft SQL
Server or Postgres

·       Knowledge of data extraction formatting and
presentation tools and techniques e.g query writing and data formatting

·       Comfort with server operating systems like
Linux, Windows Server

·       Timely Delivery of tasks and multitasking

·       Good communication skills

·       Teamwork and professionalism



What will you gain?

Career Trajectory: The role holder of this position has a significant potential to grow as
the business expands. You can be promoted to a Data manager, or Head of IT
Systems and Innovations.

Meaningful work: Tugende’s work gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn a better
living for themselves and their families. We are changing Africa’s asset-finance
industry by building a sustainable business that ignites financial development.
Join us!

Great Team:
Tugende has a smart, fun, and growing team of ~450 employees. We take our work
seriously, but love to joke and have fun. We regularly have fully-paid,
voluntary team outings, as well as events for our customers. Our headquarters
are in Kampala, Uganda and we are rapidly expanding in East Africa.

Hours and compensation: This position is for an ambitious, full-time employee who will take on
additional responsibilities and projects as they arise. Tugende offers
competitive salaries and benefits that reflect a person’s contributions to the
company’s mission and growth.


More About Tugende: Tugende means “let’s go” in Luganda and what you see on the back of a
motorcycle taxi. Tugende has been recognized as a 2012 Unreasonable Fellow,
2014 Echoing Green Global Fellow, 2016 GSBI Fellow, and received the MIT
Zambezi prize in 2015 as one of the top 3 financial inclusion startups in
Africa. We have appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Economist. Beyond geographic
growth, Tugende’s future will include multiple asset finance products and tools
to help Tugende reach millions of clients without losing high touch personal


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 30th September 2020

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