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Database Administrator

Database Administrator Job Description

What does a Database Administrator do?

Database administrators manage, test, and implement policies to computer databases. This advanced role involves coordinating and generating various reports as per need from various clients. Administrators are also responsible for the design, update, security, back-up, and recovery of the database.


Duties and Tasks:

  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make modifications needed
  • Building database systems
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files
  • Minimize database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  • Perform tests and evaluations to ensure data security, privacy, and integrity
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems
  • Direct programmers or analysts to make necessary changes in existing databases or database management systems
  • Write and code database descriptions and identifiers of database management systems
  • Determine document database policies, procedures, and standards


Technical Skills:

  • RDBMS modelling, PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL, Oracle, MCTIP
  • Experience or familiarity with web application development
  • Experience with ITIL v3 foundations may be beneficial for some jobs
  • Data backup, recovery, security, and integrity
  • Familiar with database design, documentation, and coding
  • Familiar with programming languages API


Other Skills/Requirements:

  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication skills with the ability to explain complex systems
  • Information ordering - Ability to arrange things or action in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules


Additional Information:

Industry certifications are often an advantage for job openings

Other job titles for Database Administrator

DBA, Database Manager, Database Developer, Database Programmer, Information Systems Manager

Database Administrator Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Database Administrator make?

The average monthly salary of a Database Administrator in Philippines ranges between Php 24,150 - Php 76,133 (median: Php 51,688).

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