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Database Administrator



Software Engineering, IT
Apac, Uganda · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Who we are and what we do

Deel is a global team that helps businesses hire anyone, anywhere, easily. Deel consists of more than three thousand self-driven individuals spanning over 100 countries. Our unified yet diverse culture keeps us continually learning and innovating the Deel platform and our products for customers.

Companies should be able to hire the best talent anywhere in the world, so we are building the best platform to make that a reality. Our market-leading technology, expertise, and global team are crucial to the success of Deel’s platform. We deliver the best products and platform features in our space, enabling millions of jobs worldwide and connecting the global workforce with the best companies and opportunities.

Why should you be part of Deel's success story?

A 30-mile hiring radius should no longer dictate how companies hire because great talent lives everywhere. Deel sees a world without hiring borders and endless talent that pairs perfect candidates with great companies.

We offer global teams all the tools they need to hire, onboard, manage, pay, and scale at full speed. We aim to foster a diverse global economy by building a generational platform that seamlessly connects companies with talent worldwide.

After our successful Series D in 2021, we raised another $50M last year, doubling our valuation to $12B.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Deel — the market leader in international payroll and compliance.

You will be responsible for all databases in production and non-production environments, including support, administration, maintenance, backup & restore, monitoring and performance tuning. You will assist the development teams to utilise the databases correctly and maintain data integrity.


Development Support:

  • Support and guide developers on database related development and design best practices

  • Review and approve database-related code written by developers

Database Administration:

  • Monitor database health and performance metrics

  • Support live situations and respond to alerts (errors, locks, deadlocks, availability etc.)

  • Perform maintenance tasks including backup and restore, engine upgrades, data migrations and parameter changes

  • Create database functions and triggers

  • Maintain and improve Data Integrity

  • Improve performance - find problematic queries or parameters and advise on solutions


  • Minimum 3+ years administering production PostgreSQL databases

  • Strong background working as a DBA or similar role

  • Proficient in reading and writing SQL queries including window functions

  • Proficient in DB programming - creating triggers, functions etc.

  • Proficient in Data Modelling - designing tables and relations

  • Proficient in performance tuning

  • Capable of giving support in a live situation

  • 1+ years of High-Level Programming experience

  • 1+ years of managing cloud databases (AWS, GCP)

  • Experience with the following tools:

    • Git (version control)

    • Docker and Kubernetes

Nice to have:

  1. Experience with other RDBMS systems

  2. Experience with NoSQL and other database types such as timeseries and graph

  • Resumes/CVs must be submitted in English to be considered.

  • You must be based in the LATAM (Latin America) region for this role.

Total Rewards

Our workforce deserves fair and competitive pay that meets them where they are. With scalable benefits, rewards, and perks, our total rewards programs reflect our commitment to inclusivity and access for all.

At Deel, you’ll enjoy:

  • Computer equipment applicable to your role

  • Stock grant opportunities

  • Additional perks and benefits based upon your employment status and country

  • The ability to choose where you work whether it be your home, the beach, or a WeWork

At Deel, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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