Engineering Lead - Database Administrator PostgreSQL



Software Engineering, IT
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

About Aku

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.

Job Description

Database Management:

  • 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.

Data Security:

  • 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.

Performance Tuning:

  • 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.