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  • Posted: Oct 8, 2020
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    MECS delivers an integrated HR management solution to a domestic and international client base, with in-house expertise that enables the management of a workforce around six key services: contractual manpower, recruitment, HR & IR management, payroll bureau services, project logistics, and employee benefits programs.

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    Database Administrator

    PostgreSQL Database Administrator

    We are looking for a passionate Database Administrator to design, develop, monitor, and maintain our PostgreSQL database. We are migrating from our Firebird Database into a scalable cloud solution using Postgres. You will be joining a dynamic team that develops high performance software and cutting-edge electronic hardware products for our customers.

    Our software portfolio covers mobile, desktop, server side and web front end applications and services. We are actively involved in the entire development and manufacturing cycle of electronic hardware products for various industrial and commercial markets. Our work spans from telecommunications through to power electronics, with all the in-between sub-disciplines involved in realizing a product from a concept to production. 


    • Deploy and maintain PostgreSQL database in UNIX and Windows environments
    • Monitor, optimise performance and scaling across multiple servers
    • Design and implement schema creation and update scripts
    • Configure replication from remote sites to primary sites
    • Implement fail over recovery plan with hot stand by
    • Management of DB servers, Docker containers and VMs
    • Standby for any DB system failures

    Minimum Previous Experience:

    • B.Sc Degree in Computer Science / Information technology
    • A minimum of 5 years of proven work experience as a DB administrator
    • Core understanding of relational databases and connectivity
    • SQL Language experience essential
    • Firebird database experience is beneficial for migration requirements
    • Telecommunication systems knowledge beneficial
    • Delphi / Object Pascal experience is beneficial

    Other Skills:

    • Grafana dashboarding
    • Elasticsearch
    • Team working skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Problem solving

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MECS (Pty) Ltd on to apply

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