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  • Posted: Oct 13, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified

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    Database Administrator

    Job Objectives:

    • Installation, support and maintenance of Oracle databases.
    • Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of the databases that underpins the core banking, credit lending and payment systems.
    • Creating primary database storage structures and objects.
    • Modifying the database structure.
    • Work with the team to ensure that the associated hardware resources allocated to the databases and to ensure high availability and optimum performance.
    • Allocating system storage and planning future storage requirements for all database systems.
    • Responsible for improvement and maintenance of the databases to include rollout and upgrades.
    • Responsible for implementation and release of database changes as submitted by the development team.
    • Installing and upgrading the database, clients and application development programs.
    • Implement/ maintain the security policy standards as they relate to database maintenance, security and archiving.
    • Review/ recommendation of security standards.
    • Monitoring of the databases.
    • Proactively monitor and optimize the performance of the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime.
    • Controlling and monitoring user access to the database.
    • Review and maintain the Disaster recovery for the database environment.
    • Ensures procedures and documentation for seamless cutover to disaster recovery are up to date.
    • Backups and patches.
    • Planning for backup and recovery of the database environment.
    • Responsible for installing and maintaining patches and releases.
    • Reporting and customer interaction.
    • Liaison with customers on calls that are channelled through the IT Service Desk.
    • Ensure customer satisfaction before closure of incidents.
    • Complete and accurate reporting.
    • Responsible for providing trend analysis to the management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding database resource management.
    • Provide relevant technical documentation in relation to database environment.

    Qualifications, experience and competencies required:

    • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) database certification is essential.
    • Minimum of five years’ experience as an Oracle Database Administrator is essential.
    • IT Diploma is essential.
    • Working experience within the financial sector will be advantageous.
    • Experience of other database environments, preferably Microsoft SQL and Sybase ASE will be advantageous.
    • IT Network and Operating Systems knowledge.
    • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning oracle database to provide a high availability service
    • Practical experience in managing the internal and external Oracle database security.
    • Experience working within a 24/7 business environment.
    • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service.
    • Ability to communicate across all levels of the business.
    • Analytical skills.
    • Fundamental Unix and Linux Operating system skills.
    • Good track record of dependability, accuracy, loyalty and responsibility.
    • Ability to work independently and deadline driven.
    • Must be available to be on standby and to work extensive overtime.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Watershed Consulting on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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