Job Title
Junior Database Administrator
Employment Type
Full Time
2 to 5 years
Job Published
31 March 2022
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Database Infrastructure & Security

• Communication – Clear and timely communications (verbal
and written) to colleagues and internal customers.
• Assist with the creation, deployment, and maintenance of
databases in both development and live service environments.
• Service Delivery – Assist colleagues in achieving agreed service
standards by maintaining database services to the required
operational levels.
• Standards and Working Practices – Ensure that team processes
and standards are adhered to accurately to ensure that the
expected levels of service quality and performance are

Dimensions and Limits of Authority

• Perform regular database maintenance activities by following
internal processes (data loads, data fixes, schema updates,
database copies, software installs/upgrades/patches etc).
• Plan own time so that delivery targets are met
• Maintain procedural documentation.
Database Infrastructure
• Assist with the creation, monitoring, and maintenance of live
and development databases.
• Assist with the setup and management of database resilience
and backup strategies.
• Assist Sigma NEST/MRP group development staff in database
development projects.
• Assist with the automation of regular database support activities.
• Perform regular processes (e.g., weekly data refreshes, run data
fix scripts) in an accurate and timely manner.


• Keep logs updated with progress on a regular basis.
• Liaise with customers to plan activities, request testing etc.
• Contribute to team meeting discussions.
• Learn from and share knowledge with the team.

Service Delivery

• Assist with the planning for database projects from the initial
phase onwards.
• Assist with the design, implementation and maintenance of
database services and infrastructure to support Sigma NEST/MRP
client deliveries and internal services.
• Escalate issues to senior colleagues when problems are

Standards and Working Practices

• Ensure that all activity is performed in compliance with the audit
standards (e.g., SAS 70, PCI DSS).
• Assist with the reviews of working policies and procedure.
• Assist with the formulation of company policy as appropriate.
• Maintain code in centralised repositories appropriate to each

Minimum Requirements:

Formal Education & Certification
• Relevant IT Degree qualification (preferred) or equivalent
Knowledge & Experience
• Proven, demonstrable interest in relational databases such as
Oracle or My*SQL (e.g. relevant project undertaken at
university/college, website creation etc).
• Proven, demonstrable knowledge of SQL.
• Proven, demonstrable interest in technology (servers, storage
systems, networks, “No SQL” databases etc).
• Linux shell scripting experience is desirable.
Personal Attributes
• Team player
• Be able to understand client needs.
• Excellent communication skills.