Database Administrator (Postgres SQL) – Nairobi, Kenya

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGO’s in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client, a dynamic Software Company specializing in providing its own branded vehicle tracking software is looking to recruit a Database Administrator to be based in Karen, Kenya. The successful candidate will be required to look after a large database. He/she Must have relevant experience administering the Postgres database.

Key Requirements:

  • Ensure database security
  • Ensure queries are super-fast
  • Work with CTO and Developers to ensure database design can scale
  • Responsible for Backups, disaster recovery, multi-node replica management
  • Maintain indexes
  • Create new tables, writing sorted procedures/functions
  • Using open-source tools to monitor the health of the database & proactively tune queries
  • Use tools to ensure you have the right metrics which will be monitored daily to ensure no slowdown
  • Execute activities to ensure database high availability i.e.,99.99% uptime at PR & DR sites
  • Write and Convert SQL Server stored procedures to Postgres
  • Write Ad hoc SQL queries whenever the need arises
  • Determine, enforce, and document database policies, procedures, and standards
  • Ensure that the company is adaptable to evolving compliance regulations.


  • Must have a relevant bachelor’s degree in IT / BBIT or Computer Science
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years as a Database Administrator
  • Excellent background managing Postgres Database is mandatory
  • Good ability to use open-source tools to identify slow-running queries & potential issues
  • Setting up, maintaining, and managing a multi-node replica database
  • Write efficient ad-hoc queries
  • Independent worker with a great work ethic to ensure the database scale is in line with Company growth
  • If required, available to work out of office hours to do severe maintenance.

Please click on the tab below to apply:

Salary: A monthly gross of Ksh.170,000 (1382 USD)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Career Level: Mid Level
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 12th January 2022

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