SQL DBA (Database Administrator)
PNet (Pty) Ltd
9d ago

Information Tecnology

  • Installation, support and maintenance of Microsoft SQL databases.
  • Responsible for ensuring availability and performance of the databases that support the system.
  • 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 database information.
  • Responsible for installing and maintaining patches and releases.
  • Reporting and customer interaction.
  • Liaison with customers on calls that are channelled through the helpdesk.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction before closure of call.
  • Complete and accurate reporting.
  • Responsible for providing trend analysis to the management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding resource management.
  • Provide relevant documentation in relation to database environment.

  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) is essential.
  • IT Diploma is essential.
  • Minimum of five years employment experience as a Microsoft SQL Database Administrator.
  • IT Network and Operating Systems knowledge.
  • Experience of other database systems, preferably Oracle and Sybase.
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service
  • Practical experience in managing the internal and external MS SQL database security.
  • Practical experience within a 3-tier environment.
  • Practical experience within a 24 / 7 support environment.
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service.
  • Working experience within the financial sector will be an advantage.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Solaris 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.
  • Negotiable

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