Metropol Corporation Limited – Database Administrator.

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Job Purpose

To manage the performance, security and integrity of Metropol’s database infrastructure. You will be instrumental in the planning and enhancement of the database environment for the future.

Duties & Responsibilities

Database Performance:

       Main Activities

  • Monitor performance and manage parameters in order to provide fast response to queries.
  • Use automated tools effectively to interpret the state of databases and extract areas of improvement.
  • Take charge of writing and optimizing in-application database statements.
  • Write and optimize queries to retrieve data from MongoDB.
  • Implement a strategy for speedy data retrieval that combines relational and NoSQL datastores.


  Main Activities

  • Map out the conceptual design for a planned database, considering both backend organization of data and front-end accessibility for clients.
  • Refine the physical design to meet storage system requirements.
  • Carry out capacity planning for the database.


   Main Activities

  • Implement a data warehousing strategy
  • Write database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata)
  • Generate daily, weekly and monthly reports as discussed with your supervisor.
  • Communicate regularly with technical and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security.

Data Security:

       Main Activities

  • Control access permissions and privileges on production databases.
  • Maintain the data recovery aspects of a database.
  • Refine the logical design of the databases so that it can be translated into a specific data model.
  • Maintain data standards, including adherence to any data protection legislation.



·        Capable of configuring popular relational database systems and orchestrating clusters as necessary.

·        Ability to plan resource requirements from high level specifications

·        Familiar with tools that aid with profiling server resource usage and optimizing it.

·        Proficient in using Git.

·        Provable two years of experience working with NoSQL datastores (MongoDB preferred)

·        Provable four years of experience working with PostgreSQL.

·        Skilled at optimizing large complicated SQL statements.

·        Knowledge of best practices when dealing with relational and NoSQL databases.


  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meeting tight deadlines
  • Flexible and mature approach with ability to work unsupervised

Education, Qualifications & Experience:

·     Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

·     Certification in any relational database system.

·     Training in Mongo DB is an added advantage.

  • ·     Ability to write code in any contemporary language is an added advantage.





Metropol Corporation Limited

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