I’ve seen a lot of different job postings for DBAs and database professionals over the years, but I rarely see ones that are well-written and accurately cover the essential job responsibilities and expectations. So with that in mind, I decided to write a sample DBA job and share it with you today.
Feel free to use this as a template for your future job postings… or as a template for what you might want to look for – and prepare for – as you search for that next DBA job. As you read through this, think about your experiences and whether or not this is the way you view the role of DBA today? Is this what DBAs do at your site? Is anything missing? Would you apply for this job?
Assists in the development of data models (perhaps in conjunction with a data architect, perhaps solo) for new projects within IT. Has primary responsibility for the definition, creation, and maintenance of enterprise databases and database structures within the organizations. Analyzes, tests, and implements physical database design supporting various business applications (including base definition, structure, documentation, long-range requirements, and operational guidelines). Ensures data recovery, maintenance, data integrity, and space requirements for physical database are met through formulations and monitoring of policies, procedures, and standards relating to database management. Provides a high degree of coordination between user, technical, application, and corporate entities to ensure effective data management as a corporate enterprise. Above all, ensures solutions meet business objectives and establishes and maintains a high level of user trust and confidence in IT’s knowledge of and concern for users’ business needs. Has a willingness to work with customers of varying levels of technical expertise in a high-pressure, complex environment.
Skills and Knowledge
SynopsisWow! That is an awful lot to master. After reading through all of that I wonder you’re your reaction might be? Perhaps, “I never realized I had such varied duties”… or maybe, “Boy, I’m underpaid”… but hopefully, “That sounds like a very interesting job! Where do I apply?”
My mother in low may cover all the needs from application-no problems.
She can even fly (on the broom!)