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At Turing, we are hiring database administrators who can manage various database software. The developer will be responsible for storing, organizing, protecting, and keeping databases up to date. This is a great opportunity to work with top US companies and rise through the ranks.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work with various database software
  • Design, develop, Install and manage database applications
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and ensure the databases are up to date
  • Prepare reports, documentation, and operating manuals
  • Test and modify databases to ensure smooth operation
  • Collaborate with different teams to make sure the database is user-friendly

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of experience in database administration, or database architecture(rare exception for highly skilled developers)
  • Proficiency in data modeling and data designing techniques
  • Hands-on experience with MySQL, MS SQL, and other database technologies.
  • Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of database security, backup, and recovery
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English communication
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4 hour overlap with US time zones

Preferred skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with principles of database design
  • Knowledge of database schema creation and management.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

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How to Become a Database administrator ?

Data administration relies on the logical management of data and the creation of data models. The process also concerns itself with establishing relationships among these various models and with defining security and access control elements so that certain subsets of information can be made available to certain users.

A database administrator is responsible for managing, securing, and organizing data so that it is useful to users. The DBA also identifies issues in the data and works to resolve them.

Businesses can benefit from database administration in various ways, including the ability to get business insights, streamline production factories, enhance productivity, and more. As a result, businesses are hiring database administrators to create a customized database system that will benefit them.

What is the scope in Database administration?

If your organization relies heavily on databases for mission-critical workloads, you will need to employ DBAs (database administrators) to ensure that applications continue to have access to the data. Most modern organizations of every size use database systems, and therefore the need for DBA's has never been greater than it is today.

The DBA is the point of contact for issues arising from the database. The DBA troubleshoots and resolves these issues, and optimizes the performance of databases and applications that depend on them.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a Database administrator?

Database Administrators (DBAs) oversee all aspects of database management, including deployment, maintenance, and security. A DBA is considered a key member of the technical team for virtually every modern organization that relies on database technology.

Without database administrators to monitor system performance, application and system outages, downtime and slowdowns are likely to occur. Such problems can have a negative effect on revenue, customer experience and company reputation.

Database administrators are responsible for maintaining and securing databases, including customer records and financial data. They manage access to both the database itself, as well as the data within it. The primary duties of a database administrator include:

  • Developing and customizing databases capable of organizing and storing data for businesses
  • Transforming existing databases or converging multiple databases to meet the needs of the company
  • Implementing security software and carrying out routine backups to keep data safe and prevent data loss
  • Providing the required levels of access to qualified database users

How to Become a Database administrator?

To pursue a career as a database administrator, employers typically require candidates to have a bachelor's degree, relevant certifications, and essential skills.


To work as a database administrator, most employers expect applicants to have a bachelor's degree in a computer- or information technology-related field. Common majors among database administrators include:

  • Computer science: This major covers courses in computer architecture, logic design, network fundamentals, and programming.
  • Information technology: This degree program includes courses on network management, website infrastructure, cyber security, and computer science.


Most DBAs complete short training sessions on the job. These programs last about a week and allow individuals to become familiar with the organization's policies, procedures, and workflows.

Database administrators usually have prior experience working in information technology or related fields. They usually work as IT support specialists or systems administrators, where they can refine their knowledge of databases and computer languages.


Database administrators usually take vendor certification courses to demonstrate their understanding of the software platform. The most common certifications for database administrators include IBM Certified Database Administrator, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, and Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate.

Now, let's look at the skills and methods you'll need to master in order to become a successful Database administrator:

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Skills required to become a Database administrator

You need to learn the essential skills to get high-paying data administrator jobs. Here is what you need to know:

1. Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system, which enables companies to store large volumes of data. The system enables business intelligence operations and analytics operations, as well as transaction processing. The information stored in a relational database on a server is used to increase the speed with which data is processed, allowing large operations to be executed with ease. The backup system of a business is responsible for storing important information that would be lost if the database were accidentally erased or corrupted.

2. Java

Java is designed to be a concurrent, class-based, and object-oriented programming language as well as a platform for running applications. A tremendous number of applications and websites are dependent upon Java, with more being created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. Java can be used to create stand-alone applications that run on a single computer, or it can be used to create distributed applications that rely on servers and clients connected over a network. It is also used to create small application modules or applets that can be embedded in a Web page.


Relational databases are purpose-built to store multiple data formats and enable users to process queries efficiently. A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a software program that allows users to construct, update, manage, and interact with a database consisting of related tables. Relational database management systems are advanced systems that make it easier to gain insights from data. It supports four basic operations: creating, reading, updating and deleting. These operations are considered "critical" in supporting consistent data management.

4. Critical thinking

Database administrators are responsible for monitoring system performance, evaluating information, identifying security breaches, and troubleshooting problems. They must also follow regulations to ensure their network is secure. Quick thinking and logical reasoning skills allow them to analyze problems and provide solutions that are not prone to security breaches.

5. Organizational skills

Database administrators (DBAs) work with employees to monitor databases and troubleshoot problems. They allocate their time to research and implement updates and improvements to existing systems. DBAs keep their employees’ data secure by monitoring access levels and prioritizing their workload so they can complete tasks in a timely manner. To stay organized, DBAs may have checklists of tasks or use time-tracking software to monitor how they spend their time.

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How to get remote Database administrator jobs?

Developers are a lot like athletes. In order to excel at their craft, they have to practice effectively and consistently. They also need to work hard enough that their skills grow gradually over time. In that regard, there are two major factors that developers must focus on in order for that progress to happen: the support of someone who is more experienced and effective in practice techniques while you're practicing. As a developer, it's vital for you to know how much to practice - so make sure there is someone on hand who will help you out and keep an eye out for any signs of burnout!

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Why become a Database administrator at Turing?

Elite US jobs
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Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job
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Work from the comfort of your home
Work from the comfort of your home
Great compensation
Great compensation

How much does Turing pay their Database administrators?

At Turing, every Database administrator is allowed to set their rate. However, Turing will recommend a salary at which we know we can find a fruitful and long-term opportunity for you. Our recommendations are based on our assessment of market conditions and the demand that we see from our customers.

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We, at Turing, hire remote developers for over 100 skills like React/Node, Python, Angular, Swift, React Native, Android, Java, Rails, Golang, PHP, Vue, among several others. We also hire engineers based on tech roles and seniority.

Communication is crucial for success while working with American clients. We prefer candidates with a B1 level of English i.e. those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with our clients and native speakers.

Currently, we have openings only for the developers because of the volume of job demands from our clients. But in the future, we might expand to other roles too. Do check out our careers page periodically to see if we could offer a position that suits your skills and experience.

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