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SQL Database Administrator at Credit Direct Limited

Credit Direct LimitedLagos, Nigeria Data and Artificial Intelligence
Full Time

Credit Direct Limited a leading innovation-driven financial services company based in Lagos, Nigeria with branches spread across the country. We pioneered the unsecured micro-lending space in Nigeria and are positioned to be the dominant market leader in the Country and beyond. Our services are hinged on a partnership with employers and our customers to provide friendly innovative loan and investment products while our various repayment options give our customers the freedom, flexibility, and confidence to enjoy their lives. Our services are trusted by over 300,000 active customers, the largest endorsement in the Nigerian public and private sectors; and this has inspired us to remain the leader in Nigeria's micro-lending space.

Job Summary

  • We are seeking an experienced Database Administrator with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have expertise in managing and developing both MySQL and MSSQL databases, possess strong knowledge of SQL syntax, and demonstrate a deep understanding of database administration and development principles.


  • Manage and administer SQL database systems, including installation, configuration, and maintenance.
  • Monitor database performance, identify bottlenecks, and optimize database systems for improved efficiency and reliability.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain database solutions to meet business requirements, ensuring data integrity and security.
  • Design and implement database structures, tables, views, stored procedures, and functions.
  • Perform database backups, recovery, and restoration activities, ensuring data availability and reliability.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve database-related issues, including performance tuning, query optimization, and debugging.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze and understand data requirements and provide effective database solutions.
  • Ensure compliance with data governance, security, and privacy policies and regulations.
  • Stay updated with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in database administration and development.

Job Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience as a SQL Database Administrator
  • Strong knowledge and experience in managing both MySQL and MSSQL databases.
  • Proficiency in SQL syntax, query optimization, and database performance tuning.
  • Experience in database design, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with database backup, recovery, and restoration procedures.
  • Understanding of data security, access control, and database encryption techniques.
  • Knowledge of database monitoring and diagnostic tools.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a SQL Database Administrator & Developer.
  • Experience in managing and developing MySQL and MSSQL databases.
  • Proven track record in database design, implementation, and optimization.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

  • Proficiency in SQL syntax and advanced query optimization techniques.
  • In-depth knowledge of MySQL and MSSQL database management systems.
  • Strong understanding of database administration principles and best practices.
  • Familiarity with database backup, recovery, and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Solid understanding of data security and privacy regulations.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

Person Specification

  • Strong technical expertise in managing and developing MySQL and MSSQL databases.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve database-related issues.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on data integrity and security.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with a strong sense of ownership and accountability.
  • Willingness to learn and stay updated with emerging database technologies and trends.

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