Database Administrator Job Careers – Living Goods (LG)

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Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Living Goods (LG) seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world.  To do this, Living Goods not only grows its own business operations, but also dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships.  Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.
Job Summary:   The Database Administrator will help us model, organize, transform, validate, secure, and catalog this personal health data, supplemented with public data and data from our partners. Putting this data in the right form, with the right tools, is essential to our ability to grow and improve, and ultimately to serve our clients. You’ll be a good fit if you can handle all aspects of data engineering, from establishing data pipelines to supporting visualization technologies for analysts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Administer Living Goods databases which includes SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and CouchDB. This includes updates, maintenance and appropriate support.
·         Configure database instances, recommend physical data models, and optimize for performance.
·         Design our databases accordingly to meet our future requirements.
·         Living Goods collect data from various streams/applications; ensuring that the correct data is stored in the right place at the right time.
·         Create and monitor systems for data cleaning, transformation and proper validation.
·         Collaborate with our data analysts, software developers, operations teams, and partners, who are the producers and consumers of data. Help them choose the right data and develop database systems to support them.
·         Write technical documentation, including data catalogs, standards, and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Database Administrator job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from a top academic program, or equivalent experience.
·         Experience using and administering relational and non-relational database platforms, and expertise of at least one database (preferably SQL Server).
·         Strong analytic skills, especially data consolidation from diverse data sets.
·         Experience of linking disconnected data sets to meet business requirements.
·         Understanding of data reporting and visualization i.e. dashboards.
·         Experience of software development or database scripting to support databases.
·         Great English communication skills.
Compensation: A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance, vacation, and a bonus opportunity. The opportunity to enter an exciting career path within a fast and growing mission driven team.
NB: Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online at the web link below.


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