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  • Category: Jobs - General Employment
  • Region: Western Cape - Cape Town
  • Published: 12/09/2019
  • Ad Type: Jobmail Affiliate

The Senior Database Administrator will be responsible for managing the design, installation, monitoring,maintaining, and completing performance tuning to all database environments while ensuring high levelsof data availability and stability. As such, the Senior Database Administrator manages the programmingand operations of databases and Database Management Systems to ensures that the address businessrequirements and SLAs defined by the with the business are met.
Database planning, baselining, scaling and capacity planning.

Keeping databases in the database environment operating to availability and performance SLAs.

Recommending technologies for meeting business and workload requirements.

New technologies or additions to existing technology stack that improves system or business output.

Database performance

Defining SLAs for database performance and availability with the business.
Provide metrics and methods to measure the metrics
Optimization of database performances through database design, indexing identifications and performance tuning.
Meet the performance metrics
Ensure healthy, optimized databases across all environments.
Troubleshooting database problems and issues

Backup and recovery

Meet backup recovery time and recovery point objectives
Security and Access Reviews
Ensuring database security, high availability, backup and recovery of all databases.

Installation and upgrades

Databases installed as per specifications and standards
Successful upgrades that produces minimum business downtime.

Vendor Management

Vendors meets the SLA and performance metrics and measure vendor performance

Internal and external Communication

Produce timeous and accurate reports
Reporting to internal and external stakeholders on performance of ICT Databases and Data Management.

Manage technical reporting and escalation.

Produce timeous and accurate reports
Resolve escalations within SLA

Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in ICT or related field
Certification and training on Microsoft SQL Server including detailed knowledge of the database and DBMS software, and some programming skills.
Advanced SQL scripting capability
Minimum of 10 years ICT general experience;
Minimum of 7 years ICT database experience


ITIL foundation certification
Exposure to NoSQL databases

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