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Database Administrator

Singapore Press Holdings Limited  

Job Description


The primary role of Database Administrator is to support technology-enabled business strategies and operations to drive increased agility, scalability, fault tolerance and improve service quality of the Technology Operations, Infrastructure and Cloud team. The role is to engage with Application, Engineering and Infrastructure Technology teams to help them achieve extensive business value, by migrating and modernizing technology landscapes to Cloud to create a platform for innovation and Enterprise Transformation.

Your responsibility as a database administrator (DBA) will be the performance, integrity and security of a database. You'll be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as in troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.

You'll ensure that:

  • data remains consistent across the database
  • data is clearly defined
  • users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs
  • there is provision for data security and recovery control (ensuring all data is retrievable in an emergency)


The scope of responsibilities Includes the following 

  • Perform installation, administration, maintenance, performance tuning, secure and upgrade of databases for corporate and internet applications
  • Assist the application project leader/manager to design databases with considerations on performance, operations efficiency and data and access security.
  • Review, update, implement and conduct database backup and recovery procedures and disaster recovery procedures according to application needs.
  • Initiate and conduct quality assurance checks on various areas of DBMS to identify gaps, areas of improvement and implement the necessary changes.
  • Proactively monitor databases and provide alerts for errors / degradation in system performance and storageEngaging with Application, Engineering, DevOps and Infrastructure team to execute on BAU or project activities 
  • Manage costs, vendor and budget management of data infrastructure in the cloud
  • Working as part of a cross functional team to identify, develop, and lead IT Infrastructure & Operation Transformation activities
  • Defining and executing on the technology migration strategy by engaging highly technical teams within SPHTech (other Solutions Architects, Technical Account Managers, professional services consultants and consulting/managed services partners) to define migration pathways.

Job Requirements


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing Oracle19c, MySQLv8 & MSSQL2017/2019 is a must
  • Minimum 2 years of hands-on experience in managing Cloud environment like AWS(Aurora/MySQL), GCP(Google Cloud SQL), RedShift is a must
  • Good database technical knowledge including clustering, performance tuning and query optimization
  • Well verse in database security baseline and management
  • Advantageous to have experience in Windows OS, MSSQL, Oracle databases and database related certification in AWS RDS (Aurora/MySQL), GCP (Google Cloud SQL), RedShift
  • Good knowledge in Cloud cost optimization and reporting
  • Good database technical knowledge including Clustering, Performance Tuning and Query Optimization
  • Good scripting skills in Ansible, Linux and Windows power shell scripting
  • Well verse in database security baseline and management
  • Knowledge of information technology infrastructure domains such as compute server platforms, storage server platforms, server components, network devices, technologies and architectures, IT service delivery principles and best practices
  • Good understanding of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing operations and transition is preferred 
  • Familiarity with archive, disaster recovery and business continuity in global operations
  • Familiarity with compliance & security standards across the enterprise IT landscape
  • Permanent / Full Time
Singapore Press Holdings Limited  
Work Location
  • 1000 Toa Payoh North Centre News Center
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