Database Administrator Job Description

This Database Administrator job description template can be posted to online job forums and career pages for the recruitment of candidates. The Database Administrator job description, its requirements, and responsibilities, given in this template can be modified according to the specific need of your company.

The primary job role of a Database Administrator is to:

  • Design and implement databases according to the needs of end users
  • Enable data distribution in a suitable format, to the right users in a timely manner
  • Determine, document and enforce database policies, standards, and procedures

Database Administrator Job Description

We are hiring a Database Administrator (DBA) for operating and maintaining our database. You will be responsible for keeping our company’s database in a perfect working condition by considering the back-end data structure as well as the front-end accessibility for end-users. Your ultimate goal would be to ensure a seamless flow of data/information throughout our company.

In order to succeed in this role, you must have prior experience in database management or administration. Furthermore, you must be able to take quick decisions and troubleshoot all data-related problems. So, if you like to work in a challenging environment, and qualify the following requirements, we would like to hear from you.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • Prior experience as Database Manager or Database Administrator
  • Experience in database documentation, design, and coding
  • Sound knowledge of all data recovery, backup and security procedures
  • Experience of working with DBA case tools (backend/frontend) as well as third-party tools
  • Familiarity with various APIs and programming languages
  • Strong communication skills and a keen eye for details
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to take quick decisions while working independently


  • Designing and implementing databases according to the needs of end users
  • Enabling data distribution in a suitable format, to the right users in a timely manner
  • Determining, documenting and enforcing database policies, standards, and procedures
  • Building database systems of high quality and availability in accordance with the needs of end users
  • Monitoring database performance, implementing changes and applying new versions and patches when required
  • Performing regular evaluations and tests for the purpose of ensuring data security, integrity, and privacy
  • Providing reactive and proactive data management training/support to users
  • Minimizing database downtime and managing parameters for the purpose of providing fast query responses
  • Using high-speed data backup and transaction recovery techniques