Engineering Lead - Database Administrator PostgreSQL
Aku is a funded and fully licensed payment-led digital bank on a mission to disrupt cash and drive financial inclusion one mobile device at a time.
About the Role
Aku is looking for a Database Administrator responsible for Implementing, monitoring and supporting robust, stable and highly available Databases that drive Aku’s business solutions.
- Manage PostgreSQL and other NoSQL instances through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
- • Monitor and troubleshoot database issues, ensuring high availability.
- Establish and enforce security policies and access controls.
- Oversee data encryption, authentication, and auditing procedures.
- Stay current with best practices in data security and compliance.
Backup and Recovery:
- Develop and test backup and disaster recovery plans.
- Ensure data is regularly backed up and can be restored in case of emergencies.
- Analyze and optimize SQL queries for better database performance.
- Implement indexing, caching, and other performance-enhancing strategies.
- Maintain detailed documentation of database configurations, procedures, and best practices.
- Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
Experience and Requirements
- Proven work experience as a Database Administrator 7 – 10 years of industry experience.
- Proficiency in post-database management systems such as [PostgreSQL, and MongoDB].
- Strong technical experience using SQL (Stored procedures, JPQL/Criteria API)
- Strong knowledge of database design, performance tuning, and security best practices.
- Familiarity with database tools and monitoring systems.
- Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
- Exceptional communication and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and guide technical teams.