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Database Administrator



Software Engineering, IT
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About Karbon

Karbon is the global leader in practice management software for growth-minded accounting firms. We provide an award-winning, highly collaborative cloud platform that streamlines work and communication, enabling the average accounting firm using Karbon to save 16 hours per week, per employee.

We have customers in 34 countries and have grown into a globally distributed team, with our people based throughout the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. We are well-funded, ranked #1 on G2, have a fantastic team culture, are growing rapidly, and making a global impact.

Position Overview

Karbon is looking for a passionate, self-starting Database Administrator (DBA) in our new office in Manila! This role will have a strong database focus, with a high level of engagement with Product, Development, and Support teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Expertly manage SQL Server databases and data assets within the Azure cloud environment, overseeing their development and administration.
  • Implement robust database monitoring, fine-tuning performance, and automating recurring administrative tasks to ensure optimal database functionality.
  • Responsible for handling upgrades and maintenance across non-production and production database instances, providing crucial support to the development team during sprint and release management phases.
  • Lead the establishment and execution of backup strategies, high availability solutions, and disaster recovery protocols. Respond to ad-hoc data extraction requests, document processes, collaborate with Support teams, and troubleshoot live issues. Additionally, actively participate in executive data projects and DevOps initiatives, alongside regular operational responsibilities. Flexibility to participate in an on-call roster to address Priority 1 issues is required.


We are looking for software engineers with the following skills:

  • Possess a minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience specifically with Microsoft SQL Server, demonstrating proficiency in database development and administration.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills alongside a track record of effectively collaborating with product, development, and Level 3 Support teams in previous roles.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and practical experience with the Microsoft technology stack, with cloud experience considered advantageous.
  • Display a meticulous attention to detail coupled with adaptability to navigate evolving environments and requirements.
  • Showcase a strong customer-centric approach, aligning with organizational objectives, and embodying qualities of an analytical thinker, capable of multitasking and prioritizing effectively. Additionally, express enthusiasm for continuous learning and staying abreast of emerging technologies, while contributing as a passionate team player.

Why Work at Karbon

  • Industry-leading benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and up to three eligible dependents
  • 15 paid time off days per year (which includes 5 Karbon Days per year)
  • 7 Sick leave days per year
  • Internet and work from home subsidy
  • Discretionary bonus program
  • Life insurance
  • Work with (and learn from) a very experienced team
  • Be part of a startup team that will continue to grow around you
  • Flexible approach to work environment (we believe in trust and autonomy)
  • A culture of open communication, consistent feedback, and full transparency into company results, metrics, and financial position

Karbon embraces diversity and inclusion, aligning with our values as a business. Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria. If you've made it this far in the job description but your past experience doesn't perfectly align, we do encourage you to still apply. You could still be the right person for the role!

When we look for talent to join our team, we want unique, creative, and amazing people that align with values, and help us build a world-class product and company.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to who we are, and what has always made us tick.

We recruit and reward people based on capability and performance. We don’t discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, physical or cognitive ability, and other diversity dimensions, that may hinder inclusion in the organization.

Generally, if you are a good person, we want to talk to you. 😛

If there are any adjustments or accommodations that we can make to assist you during the recruitment process, and your journey at Karbon, contact us at for a confidential discussion.

At this time, we request that agency referrals are not submitted for this position. We appreciate your understanding and encourage direct applications from interested candidates. Thank you!