Summit Recruitment & Search Database Administrator (Postgres SQL) – Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Summit Recruitment & Search Database Administrator (Postgres SQL) – Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGO’s in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client, a dynamic Software Company specializing in providing its own branded vehicle tracking software is looking to recruit a Database Administrator to be based in Karen, Kenya. The successful candidate will be required to look after a large database. He/she Must have relevant experience administering the Postgres database.

Key Requirements:

  • Ensure database security

  • Ensure queries are super-fast

  • Work with CTO and Developers to ensure database design can scale

  • Responsible for Backups, disaster recovery, multi-node replica management

  • Maintain indexes

  • Create new tables, writing sorted procedures/functions

  • Using open-source tools to monitor the health of the database & proactively tune queries

  • Use tools to ensure you have the right metrics which will be monitored daily to ensure no slowdown

  • Execute activities to ensure database high availability i.e.,99.99% uptime at PR & DR sites

  • Write and Convert SQL Server stored procedures to Postgres

  • Write Ad hoc SQL queries whenever the need arises

  • Determine, enforce, and document database
    policies, procedures, and standards

  • Ensure that the company is adaptable to evolving compliance regulations.


  • Must have a relevant bachelor’s degree in IT / BBIT or Computer Science

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years as a Database Administrator

  • Excellent background managing Postgres Database is mandatory

  • Good ability to use open-source tools to identify slow-running queries & potential issues

  • Setting up, maintaining, and managing a multi-node replica database

  • Write efficient ad-hoc queries

  • Independent worker with a great work ethic to ensure the database scale is in line with Company growth

  • If required, available to work out of office hours to do severe maintenance.

    How to Apply

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