Deel is hiring a
SQL Database Administrator in South Africa

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SQL Database Administrator
🏢 Deel
💵 ~$150k-$160k
📍South Africa
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024


The job is for a SQL DBA in Deel, a global company that helps businesses hire talent worldwide. The role involves designing, developing, optimizing databases, collaborating with teams, ensuring database security, and troubleshooting issues. The candidate should have at least 5 years of experience as a SQL developer, a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, proficiency in SQL, and knowledge of database design principles.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a SQL developer with a focus on database design and development in a SaaS environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field would be advantageous


  • Design, develop, and optimize complex SQL queries, stored procedures, functions, and views to support various applications and reporting needs
  • Create and maintain logical and physical data models to ensure database structures align with business requirements
  • Analyze and improve database performance, including query optimization, indexing strategies, and database tuning
  • Work closely with software developers, data analysts, and other stakeholders to gather requirements and deliver high-quality database solutions
  • Implement and maintain database security policies and procedures to protect sensitive data
  • Diagnose and resolve database-related issues, ensuring high availability and reliability of data systems
  • Provide guidance and support to junior developers and team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud-based database solutions such as Azure SQL Database
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases and big data technologies
  • Experience with data visualization and BI tools
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and CI/CD pipelines


  • Provided computer equipment tailored to your role
  • Stock grant opportunities dependent on your role, employment status and location
  • Additional perks and benefits based on your employment status and country
  • The flexibility of remote work, including WeWork access where available
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