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Database Administrator

Database Administrator

Date Posted: September 21, 2020

Job Title: Database Administrator

Reporting to: Information Technology Director


The Information Technology Department at Al Ghurair University invites applicants for a position of full-time Database Administrator (DBA) commencing as early as possible. A professional DBA will keep the AGU database applications up and running smoothly 24/7. The goal is to provide a unified flow of information throughout the University, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for all stakeholders.


  • Install and maintain the performance of database servers.
  • Develop processes for optimizing database security.
  • Set and maintain database standards.
  • Install, upgrade, and manage database applications.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors.
  • Recommend and implement emerging database technologies.
  • Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards.
  • Create automation for repeating database tasks.
  • Be available for on-call support as needed.
  • 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.
  • Minimize 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field.
  • MCSE/MCSA/Oracle DBA certifications preferred.
  • Experience with Linux and Windows Server environments.
  • Extensive experience with database technologies (Oracle, MySQL, and other).
  • Experience with cloud services (AWS, Microsoft Azure) a plus.
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity is a desirable attribute.
  • Proven working experience as a Database Administrator in a reputed organization preferably in Higher Education institutes.
  • 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 is a plus.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to think algorithmically

Preferred/Optional Qualifications:

The experience of administering Blackboard SaaS Ultra experience and LOGSIS (a Student Information System) for the students of AGU.


All applications will go through a formal review process as per Al Ghurair University policy.  All candidates will be informed of the success or otherwise of their applications.

Required documents should include the following:

  • A Cover Letter with the following details:
    • Qualifications
    • Brief DB administration philosophies.
    • Years of teaching experience.
    • Your current (if possible) and expected salary
  • An up-to-date CV, including all technological expertise and contributions (DB Administration).
  • Copies of Certifications.
  • Copies of Academic degrees and transcripts.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.

All documents should be written in English and submitted to hrm@agu.ac.ae no later than September 30, 2020.

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