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SQL DBA Resume

Below you will find two samples of a sql dba resume.

Comments in red indicate key issues for database administrators.

First Name, Last Name


City, State, Country


email address


Extensive experience in systems programming, analysis, and data administration services.
Brief, introduction informs reader of job target.


Programming: C, C++, Oracle PL/SQL Java, PERL, HTML

Database: Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase

Software: VI, Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, Outlook.

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, LINUX.

Technical skills can be expanded as necessary.


COMPANY NAME, City, State                                 1996- 2005
Multi-million dollar software development company

Database Administrator                                    (2000 - 2005)
Sole database administrator for multi-million dollar software development account.

  • Designed and maintained project databases using Oracle; ensured accuracy of information and automated numerous functions.

  • Created and implemented database design solutions in collaboration with programming team.

  • Analyzed and optimized MS SQL Server production databases.

  • Developed utility programs for Oracle using PERL.


Technical Support                                            (1996 - 2000)

  • Managed company network, provided troubleshooting for customers, and ensured efficiency of company-wide computer operations.

The use of action verbs in bullet points makes stronger statements.


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 1995
Name of School/University, Location






SQL DBA Resume Sample #2

First Name, Last Name
Address, City, State, Country
Phone, Email
A Bold, simple font is a good match for this industry.

Entry level database administrator skilled in Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2 systems. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Proficient in multiple technologies including:


 Operating Systems



 Windows2000, XP





 Visual Basic



Different layouts incorporating a table can include as many columns and rows as needed.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 2004
School Name, Location
Graduated with 3.8/4.0 GPA
Dean's List

Related/Relevant coursework:
Programming Data Structures Operating Systems
Systems Management Computer Graphics Simulation and Modeling
Network Management Engineering Fundamentals Analysis of Algorithms
For those with little work experience, listing related coursework provides an overview of knowledge without having to determine a "tricky" way of presenting it.


Company Name, Address

Intern 2003-2004
Provided computer engineering and database administrative support to programming department.

  • Communicated with clients to ensure end-user information discrepancies resolved.

  • Supported development of Oracle database for new product launch.

  • Researched and recommended software applications for client. etc.

 Bullet points beginning with action verbs can be included as needed to cover all aspects of experience.