Technical Team Lead, DBA

October 19, 2023
Full Time Philippines

Webb Fontaine Group

Company Overview:  

Founded in 2002, Webb Fontaine is a world-leading technology company powered by AI, transforming the future of Trade. The company is headquartered in Dubai, U.A.E., and benefits from a worldwide presence through its subsidiaries and branch offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Trusted by governments globally, Webb Fontaine provides industry-wide solutions to accelerate Trade development and modernization.   

At Webb Fontaine, we emphasize the significance of people within our organization. We identify our team members with their unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation and continuous drive to learn and enhance their skills. Essential to our ethos is the concept of teamwork, where we foster a culture of care, support, integrity, and openness.

Position Summary:   

As a Technical Team Lead for Database Administrator (DBA) and member of the Engineering Operations team, you will be responsible for the research and planning, development, implementation, utilization, monitoring, and administration of databases, primarily Oracle and PostgreSQL Servers. The team is responsible for database security, integrity, efficiency, scheduling, maintenance, and documentation. They will establish and enforce written guidelines, rules, and standards. The role of Technical Team Lead for Database Administrator is instrumental in the successful delivery of Webb Fontaine’s products. The Technical Team Lead, DBA directly reports to the Datacenter Operation Manager and Director of IT Infrastructure.


 Key responsibilities:

-Design, implement, and document database architecture, replication, operating procedures, and standards/conventions

Keep all relevant documentation and credentials updated

Collaborate with other teams, parties, or partners and ensure tasks are scheduled and completed on time

Create Problem tickets and conduct necessary actions to determine appropriate fixes for recurring or critical incidents

Remote/on-call support for databases in production environments especially during critical and service-impacting incidents

Guarantee Implementation and monitoring of backup, replication, performance improvements, and disaster recovery solutions

Guarantee efficient Database administration including installation and configuration, upgrading/patching, monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MS SQL Server databases

Lead in anticipating compatibility problems with operating systems, new functionalities, and utilities

Lead in DB/query tuning and performance, data modeling, schema design, and review

Guarantee database and data integrity and security based on best practices

Lead on automating and performance improvement of any recurring tasks

Participate in shifts and on-call rotations and respond to after-hour alerts

Train other members of the team, especially junior ones

Manage, plan, and oversee work activities and side projects for the team of DBAs making sure it is adequately distributed

Oversee team management activities such as team development needs, leave approvals, and participate in personnel evaluations

Lead to maintain high team morale and enthusiasm

Performs other related duties as may be assigned by immediate superior as requested and deemed necessary



-BS or MS in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or a related field

At least 5 years of Lead DBA experience

Prior experience leading a team of technical engineers

Expertise in Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL in high-volume, high-impact transactional environments

In-depth knowledge of best practices relating to database security standards and replication

Shell scripting & strong Linux system administrator skills

Ability to learn new technologies with minimal supervision

Experience with automation of recurring tasks and standardization of processes

Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information effectively

-Readiness to work extended hours according to local law, when required

Fluency in English

-Fluency in French is an advantage


Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

-Oracle certification

-ITIL Foundation certification is a plus

-Any related certification



-Competitive base salary   

-Comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance and days off  

-Exposure to diverse international clients and industries   


How to apply:

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