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Senior Database Administrator/Engineer

Agency: Ministry of Home Affairs
Job no.: 517003
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Engineering, InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications

We work as a team, in partnership with the community, to make Singapore our safe and secure Best Home.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) aspires to be world-class in delivering a safe and secure home for our people. In pursuing our mission to help make Singapore safe and secure, we remain always constant and true to our core values of Honour and Unity. 


As a database administrator/engineer, you will be part of a dynamic team specializing in the management of operational databases of critical systems. You will work closely with vendors, network team as well as application team to deliver highly reliable data warehouse.

Your primary responsibilities are:

  • Database design and administration for development, user testing and production environment
  • Capacity planning, installation and configuration
  • Database migration and performance monitoring
  • System/data backup, disaster recovery
  • Carry out periodical production patch and upgrade management
  • Work with users and vendors to take timely and appropriate steps to resolve and troubleshoot issues impacting service levels and conduct root cause analysis
  • Enforce security standards for databases
  • Keep abreast of advances in databases technologies to identify opportunities to fine tune and optimize databases and related system infrastructure


  • Degree, preferably in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field of study
  • At least 3 to 5 years of working experience as an Oracle/MS SQL DBA in production environment
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed and motivated individual and willing to work odd hours at times when required
  • Proficient in Linux/Unix environment shell scripting
  • Knowledge in implementing and supporting transparent data encryption (TDE) would be advantageous
  • Understanding on virtualization would be advantageous
  • Experience in RAC, ASM, RMAN and Data Guard would be advantageous
  • Experience in setting up and supporting database mirroring, and failover clustering would be advantageous

Interested candidates, please send us your full resume and copies of your education transcripts/certificates, NS transcript/certificate (if any), testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Please indicate the position that you are applying for and email to

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



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