Candidates for the database administration role need a strong information technology foundation in database structure, configuration, installation and practice. Employers seek individuals with knowledge and experience in major relational database languages and applications, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and IBM DB2. Professional certifications from Microsoft, Oracle and others are also valuable.
Effective database management requires a keen attention to detail, a strong customer service orientation and the ability to work as part of a team.
Typical duties of a database administrator
- Managing, monitoring and maintaining company databases
- Making requested changes, updates and modifications to database structure and data
- Ensuring database security, integrity, stability and system availability
- Maintaining database backup and recovery infrastructure