Job Sites Where You Can Find Your Next DBA Job

Want to find a job as a database administrator (DBA), but unsure where to look?

Below are seven of the best online resources for finding your next database administrator job. Not only are these job boards sites great for DBA positions, but they are also useful for finding other kinds of technical openings. 

(Note: changes have been made to this article since the date of original publish by Laurence Bradford.)

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DICE

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DICE is one of the most comprehensive jobs listing sources for DBA jobs.

It seems that DICE has a solid hold on the technical recruiting job board niche and many of the jobs that I see on there for DBAs as both full-time employees and consulting or contingent staff. More

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Indeed

Indeed is a job search engine that aggregates listings from around the web.

This includes sites like DICE, corporate career sites and even community sites such as Craigslist. You can even set up notifications so that Indeed can email you whenever new DBA listings have been added. More

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Craigslist

Craigslist has a lot of great job listings for techies, and when I check I find a lot of DBA job listings, especially in certain geographic areas. If you check Craigslist for job listings, you need to do so individually for each geographic area you would consider working in (unless you use Indeed or another job search engine).

Craigslist is great, though, because the have a wide variety of listings in cities across the US. It is also easy to find remote listings by checking the "telecommute" filter and searching across a range of cities.

Moreover, compared to other job sites Craigslist is inexpensive to post on. Meaning there is less of a barrier to entry, especially for smaller companies with a smaller budget for hiring new team members.  More

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Monster

Monster is one of the largest job boards out there, and many of the larger companies have job posting packages with Monster. So if you're looking to work at one of the tech giants—this may be the place for you to look. 

Moreover, there are also a lot of technical consulting companies that are hiring DBAs for contract positions and have these openings posted on Monster. More

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a fantastic job search tool. Not only can you find job listings that companies have posted, you can also connect directly with recruiters.

More than that, LinkedIn integrates certain elements of social networking that other job sites don't have. (Not to mention the ability to join/create groups, add work samples, and even write posts on their Pulse platform.) 

If you're looking for a DBA position, you can:

  • seek out other DBAs to network with
  • find Corporate Recruiters or Headhunters with DBA openings
  • or you can even contact hiring managers directly at your dream companies to see if they are hiring
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StackOverflow Careers

StackOverflow (SO) Careers, operated by Stack Exchange Inc., has a plethora of tech-specific job openings. 

At the time of writing, nearly 1,000 DBA listings. 

The nice thing about SO Careers is that they allow you to filter results based on positions that: 

  1. are permanent or contract 
  2. offers relocation
  3. can be remote
  4. offer visa sponsorship
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TechCareers.com

Owned and operated by Beyond.com, this site takes on an educational approach. Note: a lot of the DBA listings are at the senior level.  

TechCareers.com allows you to not only sift through openings, but you can also look at companies and see if they are hiring.  More

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