One Acre Fund
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Senior Database Administrator

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About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

You will lead the Engineering team’s initiatives of designing and managing databases to support a diverse ecosystem from applications to data warehouses and pipelines. You will report to the DevOps Engineering Manager.


Introduce design principles and frameworks that promote robust database development.

Optimize our database performance following business growth objectives.

Collaboratively establish and implement secure data access, authentication mechanisms and encryption standards, mitigating against vulnerabilities.

Monitor and troubleshoot database incidents and production issues, collaboratively resolving data integration and quality issues.

Maintain and upgrade the database according to strategic schedules and following advancing technologies.

Foster a culture of collaboration and documentation.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

5+ years of experience in software development with a focus on database design and management systems

Experience working with Agile methodology

Hands-on experience in database design, modeling, and scaling principles

Knowledge of at least two mainstream programming languages and data definition and manipulation languages/frameworks

Experience in debugging techniques and tools

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Flexible across out countries of operation (Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zambia)

**Kenya or Rwanda preferred


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

Application Deadline

4 July 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.