Database Administrators at a Reputable Financial Company – Workforce Management Centre (WFMC)


Workforce Management Centre (WFMC) – Our client, a reputable Financial Institution, is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Database Administrator

Location: Lagos

Job Description


  • The DBA position will be responsible for maintaining the company’s database systems including back-up, performance tuning, capacity planning, monitoring critical events and documentation.


  • Install, monitor, maintain and performance tune all Production, Test & Development databases including but not limited to Oracle and SQL server.
  • Upgrade database management systems, including but not limited to Oracle and SQL server.
  • Developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of Oracle databases and their accompanying software.
  • Install and upgrade database applications by applying patches and upgrades on a regular schedule.
  • Provides technical support to application development teams. This is usually in the form of a help desk. The DBA is usually the point of contact for Oracle Support.
  • Install, configure and upgrade server and database application components including but not limited to the portal platform, messaging server, calendar server, web server, payment gateway, internet based forms and self-service applications.
  • Create new database users as required.
  • Develop, implement and maintain scripts for database backup and restore for all databases and test the procedures periodically.
  • Regularly monitor and tune databases for optimal performance.
  • Troubleshoot, resolve, and communicate problems and failures with databases and related server applications.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of reporting databases.
  • Develop and modify technical documentation that describes installation and maintenance standards and procedures.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Respond to technical emergencies outside of normal working hours as needed.
  • Keep up with changes in relational database management systems, database management practices, SQL programming, server operating systems and vendor supplied information systems for higher education.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the supervisor consistent with rank and position.
  • Manage and support third party integration software to enhance processing of the ERP system


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; or an Associate’s Degree plus four years of significant experience with relational database technologies is required; or an Oracle Database Masters.
  • Certification plus eight years of experience with relational database technologies is required.
  • A minimum of four years of Oracle database administration and SQL programming experience is required.
  • A minimum of four years of significant system administration experience in a UNIX or Linux environment is required; Solaris 10, Unix Shell Scripts, and PEARL scripting preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience managing Oracle RDBMS, Oracle Forms, Oracle Internet Application
  • Server, PLSQL; Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) is required.
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-directed learning is required.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues is required.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple assignments and to work collaboratively within a team is required.

Application Closing Date
21st April, 2017.

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates should forward their CV’s to: Please indicate “Database Administrator” as subject of the email.

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


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