JOB TITLE: Database Administrator

/JOB TITLE: Database Administrator


The position is responsible for:

  • The effective and efficient functioning of all Chemwatch regulatory and material databases to ensure accurate and speedy responses to user initiated interrogations.
  • The employment of best practice to ensure the integrity of all databases
  • Ensuring that both company and customer proprietary intellectual property is protected and secured against unauthorised use.
  • Performing adequate backup and disaster recovery systems
  • Maintaining up-to-date documentation of all related systems, processes and procedures, ensuring compliance with ISO:9001:2015 standards.


Main duties:

  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain best practice database systems responsive to management and/or customer requirements.  Ensure data quality and integrity in databases.
  • Define, and control adherence to, database policies and standards
  • Develop and maintain database tables, dictionaries, naming conventions etc.
  • Monitor performance, identify issues/bugs, provide appropriate corrective measures.
  • Create complex functions, scripts, procedures to support application development.
  • Troubleshoot database related issues in a timely fashion, collaborating as necessary with stakeholders
  • Review and optimize existing database systems, computer sites, networks for performance efficiency. Monitor and record performance on an ongoing basis.
  • Participate with internal and external stakeholders in database design and architecture to support application development projects.
  • Prepare design specifications and functional documentation for assigned database projects.
  • Perform space management and capacity planning for current and future database requirements.
  • Provide support in real time to customers, developers, management and other Chemwatch teams, as required.
  • Develop security procedures to protect databases from unauthorized usage, hacking, intrusions, and/or other disruptive attacks.
  • Perform data back-up and archival on regular basis in both testing and live environments. Ensure adequate disaster recovery and data reversion procedures are in place
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation of all related systems, processes and procedures, ensuring compliance with ISO:9001:2015 standards.
  • Research and evaluate new and developing technologies which may enhance service delivery, performance efficiency, security, customer useability etc.
  • Other duties as may be directed from time to time.


Skills Required


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent with Applied Mathematics or Computer Science speciality.
  • Experience with SQL, Oracle, server and PC platforms, MS Office,
  • Knowledge of existing Chemwatch databases and software interfaces.