2521-Database designers and administrators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Database designers and administrators
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Job Description: 
Database designers and administrators design, develop, control, maintain and support the optimal performance and security of databases.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) designing and developing database architecture, data structures, tables, dictionaries and naming conventions for information systems projects
  • (b) designing, constructing, modifying, integrating, implementing and testing database management systems
  • (c) conducting research and providing advice on the selection, application and implementation of database management tools
  • (d) developing and implementing data administration policy, documentation, standards and models
  • (e) developing policies and procedures for database access and usage and for the backup and recovery of data
  • (f) performing the operational establishment and preventive maintenance of backups, recovery procedures, and enforcing security and integrity controls.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Data administrator
- Database administrator
- Database analyst
- Database architect


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Systems administrator (computers) - 2522
- Network administrator - 2522
- Website administrator - 3514
- Webmaster - 3514

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