Database Administrator

Full Time posted 4 months ago

Job Description


Merit Services is seeking a Database Administrator to join our client’s dynamic team in Peterborough. As a Database Administrator, your main tasks will involve maintaining the accuracy and reliability of data, implementing effective database solutions, and offering technical assistance to end users. This is a thrilling chance to exhibit your proficiency in managing databases, resolving problems, and dedicating yourself to enhancing data effectiveness.


    • Smartly design, execute and uphold our organization’s databases to secure data integrity, accessibility, and efficiency.
    • Monitor the performance of the database, identifying and solving any problems to improve the execution of queries and enhance the overall efficiency of the system.
    • Design and implement strategies for backing up databases, carrying out disaster recovery processes, and archiving data to guarantee the safety of information and uninterrupted business operations.
    • Intelligently implement and uphold measures to ensure database security, such as managing user access, implementing encryption techniques, and maintaining data privacy policies.
    • Work alongside developers and IT teams to enhance database design and streamline data processes and workflows.
    • Efficiently address and resolve database problems, promptly investigating and fixing them to reduce downtime and prevent data loss.
    • Create and uphold thorough documentation for databases, which includes data models, schemas, and technical specifications.
    • Stay informed about the latest developments in the industry and new technologies, suggesting creative database solutions to improve performance and scalability.


  • A degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a similar discipline is required.
  • Demonstrable expertise in the field of Database Administration or a related position, involved in the efficient management and enhancement of databases.
  • An advanced level of proficiency in database administration is required, encompassing expertise in SQL, data modeling, performance optimization, and backup/restoration approaches.
  • A high level of skill in utilizing database management systems such as Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server, as well as proficiency in their accompanying tools.
  • Experience in following database security protocols and adhering to compliance regulations.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, capable of analyzing intricate database-related problems and delivering successful resolutions.
  • The person possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling successful collaboration with a wide range of individuals.



  • The salary offered is in line with an individual’s experience and qualifications, taking into consideration market competitiveness.
  • An extensive package of health and dental benefits.
  • A retirement savings program with contributions from the employer.
  • Employees are entitled to both paid vacation time and personal leave.
  • There are chances to enhance one’s professional skills and progress within the organization.
  • An environment that fosters collaboration and inclusivity in work.

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