Database Administrator (DBA) Job Description

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Database Administrator (DBA)

Database Administrator (DBA) duties and responsibilities

  • Building database systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialized role
  • Designing and implementing databases in accordance to end users information needs and views
  • Defining users and enabling data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner

Database Administrator (DBA) Job Description Template


Job Brief

A professional Database Administrator (DBA) will keep the database up and running smoothly 24/7. The goal is to provide a seamless flow of information throughout the company, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users.


  • Build database systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialised role
  • Design and implement database in accordance to end users information needs and views
  • Define users and enable data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data
  • Minimise database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users
  • Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required


  • Proven working experience as a Database Administrator
  • Hands-on experience with database standards and end user applications
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity and SQL
  • Familiarity with database design, documentation and coding
  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third party tools
  • Familiarity with programming languages API
  • Problem solving skills and ability to think algorithmically
  • BS degree in a computer discipline or relevant certification
Last Updated 09 Jan, 2023

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