Position Title: Database Specialist

Activation Date: 2021-05-27, Announced Date: 2021-05-27, Expire Date: 2021-06-10

Job Location: Kabul


Category: IT

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary:As per the University Salary Scale Policy

Vacancy Number: BU - 1357

No. Of Jobs: 1


Years of Experience:3-5 Years relevant experience

Contract Duration:One year with Possibility of Extension

Gender: Male/Female

Education:Masters degree in Computer Science

Close date:2021-06-10

About Bakhtar University

Bakhtar University (BU) is one of the Afghanistan’s oldest and most prestigious privately held institutes. Established in 2005 from a small beginning at Kabul Polytechnic University, through its current location at Kart-e-Char, Bakhtar University is now recognized as being an integral part of Kabul. As an independent Afghanistan institution of higher education, BU as the first established privately held institution has been recognized with excellent and high quality programs comparable to its international affiliates such as Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, American International College USA, Georgetown University USA, Attaturk University, Turkey, University of Putra Malaysia (UPM). BU is pioneer in providing quality education in finance, accounting management and introducing master degree programs (MBA & MCS) for the first time in Afghanistan and is pioneer to provide permanent mechanism for obtaining higher academic & professional qualifications in Afghanistan. During its short existence, the university has made a significant impact in the field of higher education by reaching out to large section of the population with a range of diverse and relevant programs that are of high quality and affordable. Since its inception, the University has attracted approximately over 5000 students in various disciplines and enjoy a quality academic experience. (BU) offers a variety of specialist Undergraduate and Postgraduate in the areas of Business, Finance, Information Technology, Law, Journalism and Engineering which are directly linked to the human resource needs of the Afghanistan. All (BU) degree programs are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education Afghanistan and are also audited by The British Accredit System UK. The internationally recognized qualifications enable Bakhtar graduates to pursue rewarding careers in Afghanistan’s burgeoning employment market. Because of high quality teaching program, BU students are currently placed in prominent positions in both the public and private sectors across the region. BU’s Center for Language & Culture offers language courses in English. They range from English language study for University preparation. BU faculty is a mix of locally and internationally recruited academics with extensive teaching, business and industry experience. They bring years of knowledge gained from research in their respective fields into the class room providing students with a stimulating academic environment. Classes are small in number, allowing the lecturers to cater to the students’ individual needs. BU maintains a long and proud tradition of excellence in education combined with liberal values of enquiry strives to provide a fertile environment for bright young minds to flourish, where critical thinking is both encouraged and nurtured - qualities which characterize great institutes of learning. We have very close links to the community. The staff and the administration work very closely to promote high quality education. You will find that the years you spend at Bakhtar University will be amongst the most productive, challenging and interesting years of your life.

Job Description

Database specialist is responsible for the storage, retrieval, and security of digital data. As a database specialist, the duties include designing database elements, retrieving data for reports, maintaining secure data backup systems, running tests on database systems, and debugging database issues but it is not limited to;

  • Design and implement database structures; 
  • Ensure database optimization, database integrity (relational integrity), and integrity of the transaction profile;
  • Design, develop, test, debug, install, implement, modify and support new or existing database software in accordance with area standard practices; 
  • Prepare test plans and write documentation;
  • Work with users to analyze their requirements; 
  • Investigate data and/or program problems; determine source of problem; take corrective action; 
  • Maintain familiarity with installed software standards and procedures and evaluate other tools to determine the appropriate fit into database development; 
  • Participate in a portion of a large task or project;
  • Provide technical guidance to other staff; 
  • Administer, design, analyze, implement, and maintain database structures with respect to access methods, access time, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, and statistical methods;
  • Develop and implement administrative, automation, and data integration scripts utilizing various programming languages;
  • Ensure database optimization, database integrity (relational integrity), and integrity of the transaction profile;
  • Install, configure, and upgrade database management software (DBMS) and related products;
  • Optimize physical designs of databases to a given hardware platform; proactively monitor systems for optimum performance and capacity constraints;
  • Create database maintenance procedures and backup/restore methods to protect the enterprise data;
  • Lead the database portion of projects to migrate databases to new hardware and operating system platforms and to use DBMS advancements to improve processes;
  • Work with users to analyze their requirements;
  • Prepare test plans and write documentation;
  • Maintain database dictionaries and system level databases, tables, and objects
  • Integrate systems through database design;
  • Investigate data and/or program problems; determine source of problem; take corrective action;
  • Monitor and administer DBMS security;
  • Obtain knowledge of database systems and the unique requirements of different services;
  • Support developers with database design and coding problems and provide technical guidance to other staff.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Adequate knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and web application development;
  • A solid understanding of how web applications work and know best development practices;
  • Hands-on experience with network diagnostics, network analytics tools;
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process;
  • Web Designing and Development: (HTML, CSS, JS, PHP OOP, ASP.Net) Frameworks: Code igniter and LA ravel Frameworks (Web Development PHP frameworks) and Angular JS and Database: MySQL, SQL Server
  • Able to update the web app content based on the requirements and changes in the source code; 
  • Demonstrate experience of working in collaborative coding environments with multiple team members;
  • Experience with server management;
  • Having a basic understanding of pavement materials, and their performance correlation with traffic and climate variations is desirable;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language and excellent communication skills;
  • Able to coordinate with co-workers and meet deadlines;
  • Able to manage conflicting priorities;
  • Demonstrate leadership in handling and working with multidisciplinary teams.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s and/or Bachelor degree holder in Computer engineering, software engineering, Computer Languages, or any other related field with specialization in designing, developing, and maintaining websites/applications;
  • 3 years relevant experience with Master degree and/or 5 years relevant experience with Bachelor degree is required;
  • Having at least 3 to 5 years of proven working experience in web programming within reputable organizations mainly focused on the development and maintenance of web and/or network applications for various engineering purposes;
  • Acquaintance with various data management/analysis and statistical analysis software/programs is desirable;
  • A Candidate with a proven employment record in a similar role within the regional/international organizations is highly preferred;
  • Proven organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills;
  • Good team player.

Submission Guideline

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send their CVs along with an application letter and apply via E-mail to hr@bakhtar.edu.af

Please ensure to write the number of vacancy and position you are applying for, in the subject line of your E-mail Add.

Incomplete applications or applications received after closing date will not be given consideration. Candidates who meet the above criteria will be short listed;

Address: Kart-e-Char Opposite to Ministry of Higher Education

Kabul, Afghanistan

Contact#: 0786-35-35-35

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