Opportunity Bank IT Database Administrator Jobs in Uganda

Opportunity Bank IT Database Administrator Jobs in Uganda

Job purpose

  • An experienced and knowledgeable Database Administrator (DBA), with experience working in fast paced environments, to serve the needs of a fast growing Bank. Opportunity Bank 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.

    Key Result Areas

    • Install and maintain the performance of database servers.

    • Develop processes for optimizing database security.

    • Set and maintain database standards.

    • Manage database access.

    • Performance tuning of database systems.

    • Install, upgrade, and manage database applications.

    • Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors.

    • Recommend and implement emerging database technologies.

    • Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards.

    • Create automation for repeating database tasks.

    • Be available for on-call support as needed.

    • 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 databases

    • Implementing data security and protection procedures

    • 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 the Bank’s data warehouse

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field

    • 3 years of experience in database administration, information technology, database architecture, or a related field

    • MCSE/MCSA certifications preferred

    • Experience with Linux and Windows Server environments

    • Extensive experience with database technologies (MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL Oracle, MongoDB)

    • Experience with cloud services (AWS, Microsoft Azure) a plus.

    Skills, Abilities and Job Related Knowledge:

    • Strong command of SQL and SQL server tools

    • Advanced knowledge of database security, backup and recovery, and performance monitoring standards

    • Understanding of relational and dimensional data modeling

    • PowerShell and Unix shell scripting skills

    • Familiarity with SSAS, SSIS, SSRS

    • Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Impeccable attention to detail


  • Opportunity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of disability, gender, marital status, religion and ethnicity.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Opportunity Bank IT Database Administrator Jobs in Uganda

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