Database Administrator

Database Administrator Job Description

Database Administrators Are Responsible For Accurately And Securely Using, Maintaining And Developing Computerised Databases Within A Wide Range Of Public And Private Sector Organisations.Any Organisation That Keeps Information Stored On Computerised Databases May Employ A Database Administrator.
Database Administrators Design, Write And Take Care Of Computer Database Systems So That The Right Person Can Get The Right Information At The Right Time. They Work With Database Software To Find Ways To Store, Organise And Manage Data.
They Identify User Needs, Set Up Computer Databases And Test Systems Ensuring That They Perform As They Should. Data Integrity, Backup, Security And Troubleshooting Are Critical Parts Of The Database Administrator's Job.
Responsibilities Of The Job Vary According To Employment Sector.

Database Administrator Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • writing disaster recovery plans;
  • archiving data.
  • keeping databases up to date;
  • helping with database design and development;
  • managing database access;
  • liaising with programmers, applications/operational staff, IT project managers and other technical staff;
  • designing maintenance procedures and putting them into operation;
  • implementing security measures;
  • defining objectives through consultation with staff at all levels;
  • writing reports, documentation and operating manuals;
  • testing and modifying databases to ensure that they operate reliably;
  • providing user training, support and feedback;
  • ensuring that databases meet user requirements;
  • managing database security/integrity and backup procedures;

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