Database administrators design databases tailored to a company's needs and ensure they operate efficiently and securely. They bring a strong technical foundation in database configuration, installation and maintenance, as well as solid communication skills. They manage all database development phases from procurement to implementation and seek effective solutions for improving speed and performance. Employers generally require a bachelor's degree in a computer-related field and four or more years’ experience in database, production and on-call environments. Knowledge and experience in major relational database languages such as MySQL Database Administrator, Oracle DBA, Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and IBM DB2 are often required. Implementing the overall design, monitoring and optimizing of company databasesPlanning the logical storage structure of the database and backup processes for servers and associated dataMonitoring and maintaining system health and security and the performance of the database during data access operationsProviding technical support and problem resolution Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your database administrator recruitment needs.
Backup Technologies
Configuration Management
Database Administration
EO/IR systems
Implement Strategies
Log Shipping
Microsoft SQL Server
Salary for Database Administrator
88500 - 133250
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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