(Senior) Database Engineer

CSIT develops products to advance the national security interests of Singapore. Our products are used in a wide range of operations, including but not limited to, Counter-terrorism and Computer Network Defence.


As a database engineer, you will manage Oracle, SQL and NoSQL databases with a large number of tables and dataset that are running mission-critical workflows to support national security missions. You are encouraged to suggest the best way to deliver value and the technologies used.  Join the awesome family and use cutting-edge technologies to protect the nation.


  • Provide technical expertise and solutions based on user requirements for database-related projects
  • Design, implement and maintain high availability and reliability of databases
  • Plan and perform database version upgrades and migration
  • Devise perform database backup and recovery strategies
  • Perform database optimization and tuning 
  • Perform routine database administrative activities such as patching, database monitoring, database profiling, data integrity checks, access control management and configuration changes
  • Conduct annual review and capacity planning 
  • Create and maintain programs (bash, python, etc) require for monitoring and alerting as well as automating routine tasks
  • Enforce security standard for databases

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering/Science or equivalent experience
  • Proficient experience in Oracle, SQL and MongoDB is preferred
  • Experience in using OEM tool for performance monitoring and tuning
  • Experience with RedHat Linux and scripting (e.g. bash, python)
  • Positive attitude and excellent teamwork
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Candidates with at least 5 years of experience in database administration will be considered for senior positions


  • Experience in database virtualisation
  • Experience in Postgres, GeoSpatial and Graph database
  • Experience in managing physical and virtual infrastructures
  • Experience with cluster management and DevOps tools (e.g. Ansible, Kubernetes)
  • Experience working in an agile and innovative environment

Why join us?

  • The work is purposeful and meaningful
  • You will work with the best engineer
  • We work with modern technologies and tech stacks
  • We have excellent engineering culture and work-life balance
  • We aspire for engineering and operational excellence
  • We empower to innovate
  • We grow together as a family

As CSIT is an agency under the Ministry of Defence (Singapore), only Singapore Citizens will be considered.