Senior Database Administrator at Irembo

1 Senior Database Administrator at Irembo
Senior Database Administrator

Irembo | Type: Job
Published: 2024-06-09 | Deadline: 2024-06-11

Senior Database Administrator at Irembo Ltd

Kigali, Rwanda

Irembo is a technology company that designs and develops digital products to ease the accessibility of services in users’ everyday lives worldwide, starting with Rwanda. Our pioneer products, IremboGov and IremboPay, have enabled Rwandan citizens and foreigners to access and pay for over 150 public services online through our one-stop-shop e-governance and payment platforms. To date, we have facilitated over 30 million transactions through our platforms and have ambitious goals to scale our technology worldwide to enable more governments and institutions to serve their citizens better. More information is available on

About You and the Role
We are looking for a Senior Database Administrator who will be focusing more on our database environment with expertise in MS SQL with Postgres SQL knowledge. You will have responsibility for administrating, monitoring, and troubleshooting a production environment’s database servers and associated infrastructure. You will ensure 100% uptime, plan future capacity requirements, maintain security, and apply updates. 
Additionally, you will solve exciting technical challenges by analyzing, troubleshooting, and designing vital services, platforms, and infrastructure while always thinking about reliability, scalability, resilience, security, and performance.

What you will do

Database Management

  • Continually develop and implement strategies and procedures for effective data management.
  • Create rules and procedures for data sharing.
  • Oversee and manage staff members in the daily use of data systems.
  • Guarantee adherence to legal and company regulations.
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate information and data systems that could affect analytical results.
  • Assess system performance and make recommendations for software, hardware, and data storage improvements that guarantee stability and efficiency.
  • Built, tested, deployed, and managed data platforms, including databases, ETL, Data Warehouse, storage, monitoring, etc.
  • Continually develop data management strategies.
  • Assist with recognizing and upholding digital security systems to protect delicate information.
  • Understand and transform the company data to drive value for the government and citizens.
  • Manage data flow from apps to operational databases to reporting databases and data warehouses with automated periodic archival to guarantee the efficiency of operational databases.

Technical Process Lead

  • Lead the data team and be responsible for their task formulation and execution.
  • Daily database performance monitoring, optimization, and tuning to ensure maximum availability and high performance.
  • Perform proactive database maintenance, upgrades, monitoring, indexing, backup, and recovery activities.
  • Ensure there is a tested BCP and DRP for all Company data platforms.
  • Strengthen the security of the Company data platforms and ensure they conform to audit best practices.
  • Manage / Plan/optimize for the growth of Irembo Databases.
  • Will be expected to be hands-on in maintaining site availability for all databases.
  • Experience with ETL tools and processes (Ex, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, Apache Nifi, Apache Spark / Spark Streaming, Apache Pinot, KSQL, Druid) or any other relevant ETL tool.
  • Recruited, nurtured, and developed data team juniors.

You will be a great fit if you have

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT. Additional specialized training/certification in database and data management will be a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in related SQL / No SQL / ETL Processes, with at least 2 years in leading a team.
  • Experience working with database engines PostgreSQL and MongoDB, including in-memory engines Redis and Elasticsearch.
  • Comfortable backing up, restoring, indexing, tuning, and monitoring performance, as well as approving, rejecting, or advising on schema changes of database systems.
  • Ability to decipher and organize large amounts of data from varying data sources.
  • Experience with programming and organizing software engineering projects using Python or Java programming languages, with Python preferred.
  • Experience with database procedural languages such as PL/pgSQL.
  • Experience with system architecture.
  • Experience with database audits.
  • Analytical capability with good communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to explain complex problems in non-technical terms.
  • Ability to adapt to a new or changing environment, eager to learn from mistakes, and always share hard-won lessons.
  • Experience and comfortable working with open-source database tools.
  • Experience with versioning tools.

Benefits and Compensation

Employee savings plan

  • A voluntary saving scheme plan where the company matches your savings up to 5% of your Net salary.

Mental health support

  • Access to mental health support and therapy sessions with licensed therapists through a renowned mental wellness platform.

Medical insurance

  • Medical cover for you and your family that includes access to dental care, ophthalmology services, maternity, chronic diseases, congenital malformation, and more, in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and India. Note that, as required by the law, a 10% co-pay is required from the employee on outpatient services only.

Learning and development (L&D)

  • We encourage self-driven professionals who want to learn and grow their knowledge and experience. A budget is allocated to you to access your professional development opportunities.

Other benefits

  • Breakfast, lunch, and beverages (tea, coffee) at work

  • Annual fitness membership at pre-selected good-quality facilities across Kigali.

  • Interest-free salary advances 

  • Annual paid leave - 21 days

  • Annual performance bonus based on performance and company profitability

  • 13th cheque equal to your net salary paid in December based on the joining date

  • Hybrid work Policy and flexible hours

Please note that the salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be discussed during the interview process.


  • Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda

Application Deadline

  • June 11, 2024

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. We're on a mission to change our continent through technology and are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds, nationalities, and walks of life.

Our head office is based in Kigali, Rwanda.