Senior database administrators work as team leaders with computer engineering teams in order to create database architecture to accomplish the necessary goals of specialized computer software. Senior database administrators have very clear educational goals: they need a bachelor's degree in computer science or in similar fields. They will also need certification for database administration from an accredited board, such as Oracle. It is possible to forgo acquiring a bachelor's degree, but senior database administrators will require several years of work in similar areas as well as extensive self-education on database administration.
Senior Database Administrator (DBA) 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.