Manager Database

Aga Khan University, Karachi

Job Detail
Functional Area
Database Administration (DBA)
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent
Job Location
Karachi, Pakistan
Degree Title
Minimum Experience
8 Years
Job Description


You will be responsible for leading the Databases & PeopleSoft environment at AKU. The environment comprises of Oracle & MS SQL DB, PeopleSoft modules and BI services.


  • Lead and manage performance monitoring / optimization, trouble shooting, backup / recovery, security management etc.
  • Planning & implementing the strategic roadmap; ensures proactive measures for resource redundancy, timely upgrades on end of software support.
  • Communicate with Vendors on matters related to customer support, product evaluation, and Licenses.
  • Coordinate with the business domains to identify their needs and improvement areas and suggest appropriate solutions.
  • Plans the budgets for upgrades, hardware replacement, licensing.
  • Identify, arrange and participate in solution demos, help the customers in decision-making processes and in understanding technical limitations.
  • Identify and organize evaluations of third-party software solutions for improving level of services.
  • Imparts and commits to ongoing training and development of staff to enhance their technical capacity within the department through various trainings and on-the-job teachings.
  • Recommend strategies to users and ensure consistency of solution and promote a high level of output both functionally and creatively for these customers’ work within the set parameters.
  • Review current processes and systems for further improvements. Implement design related innovative ideas in order to achieve cost reductions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field of study. Master’s degree would be an advantage.
  • At least 10 years of progressive experience in a relevant job including 5 years at a leadership level.
  • Has done hands-on DR implementation, DB & ERP upgrade projects, can handle compliance and audit needs for DB & ERP.
  • Excellent analytical, design and organizational skills, with strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Expected to independently take decisions for improving operational activities.
  • Conducts ongoing risk analysis, looking ahead for contingent liabilities and opportunities and astutely identifying the risks involved and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to deliver effectively under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

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