Database Administrator / Database Developer

Posted 13 October 2023
Salary 30-33K AED p/m and benefits
LocationAbu Dhabi
Job type Permanent
Discipline Data & Analytics
Contact NameShakira Caffoor

Job description

​Job Description:

Our Fintech client in Abu Dhabi is seeking a skilled and experienced DBA with a strong focus on SQL query optimisation to join their dynamic team. The ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of multiple database technologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administer, maintain and optimise databases across various platforms, ensuring high availability, security and performance.

  • Collaborate closely with software developers to provide expertise and guidance on SQL query performance tuning, database design and indexing strategies.

  • Implement and manage database backup and recovery strategies to minimise data loss and downtime.

  • Monitor database performance, proactively identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, and ensure optimal system efficiency.

  • Troubleshoot database-related issues and provide timely solutions to maintain data integrity.

  • Ensure data security and compliance with industry regulations by implementing and maintaining access controls and encryption.

  • Stay current with emerging database technologies and trends to recommend and implement improvements.

  • Manage the deployment of database updates and patches, as well as database version upgrades.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide database support for development, testing and production environments.


  • Proven experience as a DBA with expertise in SQL query optimisation.

  • Strong proficiency in database technologies, including MySQL, Postgres, MSSQL, Azure Synapse and Oracle Fusion (with least priority for Oracle Fusion and DB2).

  • Knowledge of database design, performance tuning and optimisation techniques.

  • Experience with data backup and recovery procedures.

  • Familiarity with security and compliance standards in the financial industry.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

  • A degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field is preferred.

If you are a highly motivated DBA with a passion for optimising database performance and have a solid understanding of the mentioned technologies, we encourage you to apply!