A database design administrator is typically a key employee in an organization's information technology department. He or she has the responsibilities of designing or materially modifying the way the company handles, stores, and accesses data.
The database design administrator's tasks can include assessing hardware needs and upgrades, implementing database storage and access software, and setting up security and access protocols for the company. One of the first things a database design administrator will do is to assess the hardware infrastructure and assess needs of the company. He or she must determine a long-term plan for the amount of data and bandwidth requirements for the organization and make any upgrades as necessary. The design administrator works to create and continually modify the front end for user access. Part of the administration process of the job revolves around the constant changes that can occur with company data assets. They typically need constant reorganization and categorization. These administrators frequently create ongoing maintenance hurdles and new challenges to integrate into an accessible and workable asset.
Most companies will not consider an employee for this position without a degree in database administration or some other related IT discipline from a four-year college. Most persons in this field also will need practical experience in the database management field at some lower level of responsibility. A database design administrator typically works regular business hours in a tech office environment.
Database Design Administrator Tasks
Monitor and optimize system performance using index tuning, disk optimization, and other methods.
Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain a database system.
Implement, configure, and troubleshoot database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access.
Set user privileges within the database environment.