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Database Administrator/Senior Database Administrator (DBA), IITS at Singapore Management University

Database Administrator/Senior Database Administrator (DBA), IITS

Singapore Management University Singapore Permanent
  • This position is for Office of Integrated Information Technology Services (IITS).
  • Lead in-house database implementation (both in cloud and on-premise).
  • Manage small to medium-scale projects and vendors (e.g. AWS and Microsoft).
  • Responsible for preparing tender specifications, evaluation and implementation of the outsourced systems.
  • Participate in database (DB), database firewall (DB) and data warehouse (DWH) related matters or projects, including but not limited to:
    • Upgrades & patches.
    • Job scheduling and monitoring.
    • Performance monitoring and tuning.
    • Security management and integrity checks.
    • Space monitoring.
    • Backup and Recovery.
    • Disaster Recovery.
  • Perform software tools administration (e.g. SQL Management Studio, SQL Server SSIS, PeopleSoft Data Mover, SAP GUI).
  • Assist to administer the SAP system.
  • Review and maintain DB related policies, guidelines, standards.
  • Provide technical assistance, day-to-day operational support for existing DBs.
  • Provide documentation according to the Project Development Methodology.
  • Conduct post implementation reviews to gather user feedback and schedule for enhancements and modifications.
  • Coordinate the design, release and deployment of systems with cross-functional team dependencies and impact to the infrastructure.
  • Evaluate software package / productivity tools and make recommendations to Principal Database Administrator and supervisor.
  • Participate in Enterprise Database System Planning (i.e. database infrastructure design, planning and implementation).


  • Degree / Diploma in Computer Science or IT.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience in enterprise cloud and on-premise database and data warehouse implementation and administration.
  • Well versed in both cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure) and on-premise enterprise database, database firewall, data warehouse technologies, configuration and administration.
  • Proficient in database installation, upgrade, maintenance, performance tuning and troubleshooting of MS SQL Server and / or MYSQL.
  • Experience in MS SQL Server is strongly preferred.
  • Good knowledge of Windows, database backup and recovery (Symantec NetBackup), cluster-failover technologies (Microsoft Cluster, SQL Server AlwaysOn).
  • Experience in SAP Basis or Database Firewall administration will be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and project management skills.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

Other Information

Candidates who do not possess the stipulated qualifications but have relevant work experience may still apply. Remuneration and appointment terms shall commensurate with qualifications and experience. SMU reserves the right to modify the appointment terms where necessary.

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