Database Administrator (DBA)

April 4, 2023
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Job Description

What is TROOP, and why should I care?

It all starts with the question, “Where do we meet?”: Click here to see TROOP’s explainer video.

TROOP is a data aggregation and visualization technology that helps corporations identify the best meeting location in minutes using real-time data rather than opinions.


TROOP is on a mission to reinvent meeting planning, taking an inefficient, drawn-out, and laborious process today and making it simple and quick for anyone to organize a meeting. Workforces are now distributed and no longer office-based every day, meaning that yesterday’s commuter has become tomorrow’s business traveler. Having up-to-date data to decide whether to meet in person, virtually or in a hybrid format is a must-have for companies of any size; however, this has been available to access dynamically from a single source just now, the TROOP.

As companies focus on their environmental commitments, they are turning to TROOP to help guide their teams as they aim to keep to carbon targets.

The purpose of a meeting is more important than ever to understand, and when approving a meeting, the costs and time spent traveling are key data to inform this investment decision.

Staff wellness is vital to optimizing performance in today’s workforce. Understanding the impact on staff when planning a meeting by understanding the range of time zones people are attending and the time spent traveling to participate in the meeting allows for more thoughtful scheduling and choice of location. We have ambitious goals to be the leading solution in introducing an end-to-end experience, including booking, taking our data to where the conversation is being had, and much more.

TROOP’s Culture

Our culture is built on an African philosophy called “Ubuntu,” which means “I am because we are.” It refers to an environment of interdependence, the state of being dependent upon one another – Trust. We call ourselves TROOPers, and we are people seeking adventure, challenging the status quo, enjoying innovating, and wanting to be part of something special. We are doers who roll up our sleeves and get into the details; we own the problem and only stop once it is solved.

We are hiring a Database Administrator (DBA) to will keep the database up and running smoothly 24/7. The goal is to provide a seamless flow of information throughout the company, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users.


  • Install, monitor, and maintain PostgreSQL software, implement monitoring and alerting, implement backup and recovery processes, provide system and SQL performance tuning and assist in business process integration with various data sources.
  • Design and implement database in accordance to end users information needs and views
  • Define users and enable data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data
  • Minimise database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users
  • Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required


  • Proven working experience as a Database Administrator
  • Hands-on experience with database standards and end user applications
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity and SQL
  • Familiarity with database design, documentation and coding
  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third party tools
  • Familiarity with programming languages API
  • Problem solving skills and ability to think algorithmically


At TROOP, you will enjoy the following:

  • Fair pay based on qualifications, experience, and fit for the role.
  • The ability to work from anywhere (WFA within our respected time-zones)
  • Being part of the initial team of a fast growing technology company
  • An incredible team and value-driven culture.. See here:
  • Being part of a fast-growing technology company which is supported by top investors