Database Administrator [Man Group]

Database Administrator [Man Group]

What is your current professional title and how long have you been in this role?

Database Administrator

What do you do on a day-to-day basis?

Ensure all database are running as expected without any issues. Programming and writing scripts with my preferred programming languages to automate day to day tasks.

What skills are needed to be successful in your current role?

Knowledge of databases, knowledge of programming languages and being exciting learning about new technology and experimenting

How good is your work-life balance?

It’s good. There are occasionally calls at antisocial hours and some weekend work but overall it is quite flexible.

What academic/professional qualifications do you have?

BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineer

What did you want to do when you were a child and what changed?

Footballer but sadly I wasn’t any good at it

If you could study a different degree or work in a different industry, what would it be?

I would probably study maths. It is a subject I enjoy and is more and more in demand to make predictions across all industries

What’s the best thing about your work current working environment?

Flexibility to use and learn any technology I am interested and freedom to use it if it is beneficial for the company

What would you change about your daily work routine if you could?

Nothing comes to mind

What do you do for fun?

Football, Movies etc

What’s the best career advice you’ve been given?

There are enough people that will tell you you can’t do it, never tell yourself that.

Who is your role model and why?

Barack Obama. Because of his achievement and that he tries to bring people together instead of creating divisions

Do you feel you can be the same person at work and in private?

More and more so. It takes a bit of time to adjust and calibrate and know what you can and can’t get away. But as I do I feel I can be

Where do you see your industry heading in the next 5 years?

More automation and more of a move towards programming skills to be required

 

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