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  • Posted: Sep 8, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 3, 2020
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    AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Food Products sector, and centred on the FMCG market, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our single-minded purpose is our brands growth and development. Our brands span a range of categories i...
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    Senior Database Administrator


    An exciting opportunity exists for a SENIOR DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR (DBA) at AVI LIMITED IT SHARED SERVICES in Cape Town at our Waterfront Office or in Johannesburg at our Bryanston office. The purpose of the Senior DBA is to be responsible for the design, installation, configuration and maintenance of AVI’s system databases on both SAP and non-SAP systems. As the successful incumbent, you will work as part of the SAP Basis team and collaborate closely with the Systems Engineering and Systems and Enabling Technology teams. You will also act as an escalation point for database-related problems from the various ITSS teams. 


    • Installing, configuring, maintaining, and optimizing all SAP and other business-critical systems’ databases (SAP ERP, Solution Manager, MSBI etc.) as well as the supporting software and tools.
    • Perform close monitoring of the databases and react quickly to resolve complex problems as they occur.
    • Analysing the performance, capacity and trends of AVI’s system databases
    • Implement new databases, changes and/or upgrades where appropriate in line with the ITSS Infrastructure Change Management procedures in place
    • Diagnose and resolve complex problems relating to database performance
    • Maintain the database lifecycles
    • Administer and maintain the database and associated system monitoring and management platforms
    • Mentor and cross-skill members of the SAP Basis team
    • Document database Infrastructure
    • Provide input into database strategy and architecture
    • Provide database guidance in ITSS technical projects
    • Provide input into relevant processes, procedures and standards in conjunction with the SAP Basis Technical Lead and the Technical Manager



    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in MS SQL administration in an SAP environment – ERP, PO and Ancillary SAP systems
    • At least 3 years’ experience in MS SQL Business Intelligence administration
    • At least 5 years’ experience in Microsoft Systems administration
    • 5 years’ SAP HANA implementation and maintenance experience would be highly advantageous



    • Data management and data processing flowcharting techniques
    • Reporting and query tools and practices
    • High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MS SQL Server e.g. Storage Replication and Log shipping
    • Database indexes, index management, and statistics
    • Database / Application inventory
    • Database Patching and Upgrades
    • Performance monitoring and tuning
    • MS SQL Server monitoring utilities
    • Deployment of database change scripts
    • Good understanding of:
    1. Enterprise storage systems
    2. Enterprise server systems
    3. Enterprise Virtualisation platforms (VMWare)


    • Matric/Grade 12/NQF Level 4
    • Tertiary Degree or Diploma in IT and/or Engineering
    • BSc in Computer Science, Information Technology would be highly advantageous




    • MCSE
    • MS SQL Architecture and Programming SQL
    • MCSA: SQL 2016/2014/2012


    • Valid MCSE: Data Management and Analytics
    • Valid MCSE: Data Platform
    • Valid MCSE: Business Intelligence
    • Valid SAP HANA certification

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AVI Limited on to apply

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