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Job announcement: Database Administrator

Afriland First Bank is looking for Database Administrator.

About Us:

Afriland First Bank is a prominent financial institution committed to providing exceptional services to our customers in Africa. We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Database Administrator to oversee and optimize the performance, security, and reliability of our diverse database systems, including PostgreSQL, Oracle, and Informix. If you are a skilled professional with a deep understanding of database technologies and a commitment to maintaining critical financial systems, we invite you to join our team.

Role and Responsibilities:

As a Database Administrator at Afriland First Bank, you will take a lead role in managing our multi-platform database environment. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the seamless operation of our financial systems. Your responsibilities will encompass:

  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining PostgreSQL, Oracle, and Informix database systems.
  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining database structures, tables, indexes, and views.
  • Monitoring database performance, identifying bottlenecks, and optimizing query execution.
  • Implementing and enforcing security measures to protect sensitive financial data.
  • Ensuring data integrity, availability, and disaster recovery through regular backups and replication.
  • Collaborating with application developers to optimize database performance for applications.
  • Planning and executing database upgrades, patches, and migrations.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving database-related issues in a timely manner.
  • Documenting database configurations, procedures, and best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Proven experience as a Database Administrator, preferably in a financial institution or related industry.
  • Expertise in managing PostgreSQL, Oracle, and Informix database systems.
  • Proficiency in SQL and query optimization techniques.
  • Strong understanding of database architecture, data modeling, and indexing.
  • Knowledge of database security best practices and data privacy regulations.
  • Experience in performance tuning and troubleshooting database performance issues.
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery strategies in a financial environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively in a team.


  • Relevant certifications such as Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), PostgreSQL Certified Professional, etc.
  • Experience with high-availability and replication solutions.
  • Exposure to database automation and scripting (e.g., PL/SQL, PowerShell).
  • Familiarity with cloud database services (e.g., Amazon RDS, Oracle Cloud).
  • Knowledge of compliance standards relevant to financial institutions (e.g., PCI DSS, SOX).
  • Understanding of data warehousing concepts.


  • Competitive compensation package with benefits tailored to financial professionals.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic banking environment with cutting-edge technologies.
  • Continuous learning and skill development opportunities.

How to Apply:

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If you are a dedicated Database Administrator with a passion for maintaining the integrity and performance of critical financial systems, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and your motivation for joining Afriland First Bank.

Join us in our mission to empower africa’s economy and contribute to a culture of innovation and excellence. Apply today!

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