Operations Specialist: Database Administrator
Boardroom Appointments
Dolphin Coast, South Africa
2d ago
source : Executive Placements

Our client based in Durban is currently recruiting for an Operations Specialist : Database Administrator to provide a stable and secure production database environment which performs in alignment with predefined standards and is recoverable in case of hardware failure or disaster situations.

To provide technical expertise and guidance to junior Database Administrators

The minimum requirements for this position are :

  • Relevant Diploma or Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or similar
  • Alternatively, Grade 12 (NQF 4) with relevant IT certification
  • 3 years experience in the administration of Oracle databases
  • Alternatively, 5+ years experience in administration of other databases
  • Oracle, AWS or Azure cloud experience / certification, 1+ years, advantageous
  • MUST be ORACLE Certified
  • Key Competencies :

  • Best Practice in Database Administration
  • ITIL & Quality Management Principles
  • Microsoft Office Suite; Remedy System Operation
  • Oracle Database product licensing knowledge desirable
  • Checking Things
  • Examining Information
  • Exploring Possibilities
  • Following Procedures
  • Interacting with People
  • Managing Tasks
  • Meeting Timescales
  • Producing Output
  • Providing Insights
  • Team Working
  • Upholding Standards
  • Key Performance Areas for the position will include the following :

  • Compile and maintain the integrity of a Configuration Management Data Base in alignment with the companys standards and using the company prescribed systems.
  • Utilise the company Remedy system for request, incident and problem handling, rectifying and implementing preventative actions as and when required
  • Continuously monitor performance, analyse trends and tune database for optimum performance and record and build a known error database (KEDB) for Problem Handling (R&D)
  • Build and maintain a network of support structures e.g. vendors, employees, user groups etc. for consultation purposes
  • Continuously stay abreast with the latest release versions and ensure approval of new versions through a users acceptance testing (UAT) and quality assurance (QA) process;
  • design and execute a release implementation plan; maintain the Definitive Software Library (DSL); and install, maintain and report license issues as and when they occur

  • Continuously monitor and report on space utilisation, execute trend analysis, alerts and escalation; monitor memory utilisation and Central Processing Unit (CPU) at all times.
  • Devise monitoring methodology and processes, utilise the appropriate toolsets and report on the availability or uptime.
  • Identify, propose and implement appropriate toolsets for an effective back-up strategy to ensure continuity of services and monitor the back-up strategy on a continuous basis
  • Validate a DR Plan for the data base(s) under the data centre management, consider the replication, snapshots or remote copy as applicable
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