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Lead Database Administrator

  • Location:

    Makati City

  • Sector:

    Monroe Information Technology

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    PHP90000 - PHP130000 per month + To be discussed

  • Contact:

    Justine Danielle B. Nebre

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Monroe Consulting Group

Executive recruitment firm Monroe Consulting Group Philippines is recruiting on behalf of a technology company that is US-based who is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions that secure the vital assets of the world's most demanding enterprises. As part of their portfolio of capabilities in providing cost-effective solutions to military, intelligence, and civilian agencies of the federal government, they have extensive experience in delivering output that meets exacting standards and under demanding conditions.

Job Summary
Our respected client is looking for a top-quality Database Administrator to implement and optimize the computerized database systems that support the company's or client's ability to function on a daily basis. The job is in Makati City, Philippines, with a work-from-home setup, but their office is open for those who want to work in the office.

Key job responsibilities:

Software Development

  • Conducts performance tuning of indexes and databases in general.
  • Reviews database design and integration of systems.
  • Provides backup recovery and makes recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements.
  • Provides insight into best practices and configuration tuning.
  • Maintains security and integrity controls.
  • Formulates policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management, and monitors transaction activity and utilization.
  • Develops, maintains and fine tune stored procedures, triggers, functions, views and indexes.
  • Administers PostgreSQL Database Management System.
  • Develops and enforces database administration and user standards and procedures.
  • Audits, modifies, and amends data in systems using SQL commands.
  • Oversees the scheduling of database projects, database and transaction log backups, notifications, and database replication.
  • Reviews technical designs, reports, documentation, and other materials produced by team members.
  • Troubleshoots and resolve database performance issues including blocking queries.
  • Researches and implements new database and online technology.
  • Coordinate with developers and analysts on business requirements to implement efficient database scripts for enhancements.
  • Support multiple development and QA environments as well as potential customer production databases.
  • Ad-hoc backups and restores.
  • Prepares accomplishment report for documentation and manager monitoring.
  • Assists the Development Manager, as necessary.


  • Conducts candidate interviews.
  • Attends meetings, as required.
  • May report on non-regular working hours, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as requested and within areas of expertise.

Prepared Reports

  • Daily and weekly accomplishment reports
  • Performance evaluation
  • Ad Hoc reports, as required

Accessed records

  • Bug records
  • Enhancement records
  • Meeting records
  • Project records
  • Source codes.

Key job requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree of any four (4) year computer-related course
  • With at least eight (8) years of practical experience within the DBA role
  • If with Master's degree, at least six (6) years' applicable experience
  • With at least five (5) years in database administration in PostgreSQL.
  • Advanced experience in performance tuning configurations and queries for large data loads
  • Advanced experience in writing and maintaining complex queries, views, functions, and procedures in PL/pgSQL.
  • Experience working in cloud environments (AWS) as well as on-prem.
  • Experience in scaling databases
  • Experience with GIT
  • Distributed data experience (Citus, etc) is a plus
  • Experience with Spark is a plus
  • System administration experience is a plus
  • Data lake/data warehouse experience is a plus
  • Shell scripting proficiency is a plus
  • Experience creating/maintaining pgtap test suites is a plus

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of database management systems and standards
  • Advanced knowledge of database administration in PostgreSQL
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL coding and debugging
  • Advanced knowledge of database design principles, query optimization, index management, integrity checks, statistics and isolation levels
  • Knowledge of scaling databases
  • Knowledge of the concepts of version control
  • Knowledge of Cloud computing

Soft skills

  • Strong research skills; is resourceful and persevering
  • Strong analytical skills; keen attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good leadership skills; can effectively plan, organize and monitor team activities
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Ability to work in and with teams in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Highly accountable
  • Strong grasp of corporate values