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Position Title: Database Administrator

Job Summary Statement/Purpose:
This role supports, maintains and develops databases and their applications to support the systems, testing, QA and production environments. The incumbent is individually accountable for achieving results through own efforts.

Current Status: Active

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: August 17, 2022

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Qualifying Criteria

1. Database Maintenance
• Manage SQL and MySQL Server databases.
• Configure and maintain database servers and processes.
• Monitor system’s health and it’s performance.
• Ensure high levels of performance, availability, sustainability, and security.
• Automate and review regular processes.
• Ensure that databases logs are tracked, and issues are resolved on time.
• Work closely with IT project Managers, Architects, Suppliers, and Development teams.
• Provide support to Developers and the Infrastructure team.
• Participates in the configuration, tuning, and troubleshooting of the databases in use in Development, QA and Production.
• Database Performance monitoring, resolution implementation and maintain storage, archiving, backup, and ensure that recovery procedures function correctly.
• Adhere and implement SASRIA’s governance and security standards.
• Produce reports on various database e.g., capacity, availability, jobs run etc.
• Implementation of IT projects.
• Provide support for business-critical systems, perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities.

2. Documentation Development & Maintenance
• Perform backup recovery through testing and ensure database are backed up accordingly.
• Participate in IT patch management to mitigate any application risks.
• Maintain data standards including adherence to the Data Protection Act.
• Communicate regularly with technical, applications, and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security.

3. Data Acquisition Programme (DAP)
• Support business with Data acquisition programme by ensuring that data is collected and availed for reporting purposes.
• Automation of Data acquisition to enable business for data management.

4. Business Intelligence
• Provide necessary support for business Intelligence function through access Management.
• Provide database support for Business Intelligence Dashboard.

5. Research and continuous improvement
• Recommend best security practices to achieve business objectives, advise on risk assumptions for any variances granted, and provides alternatives to achieve desired end results.
• Research, identify and recommend database improvements.

• Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or relevant IT Degree.
• Microsoft certified Database Administrator (Added Advantage).
• Relevant database certificates.

• Minimum of 5 years proven MS SQL Database Administration.
• MySQL experience (added advantage).
• Knowledge and experience with database Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO).
• Knowledge and experience with backups, restores and recovery models (Preferable).
• Knowledge and experience of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server.

• ITIL.
• MS SQL database.
• MySQL database.

• Communicating clearly.
• Emotional resilience.
• Team player.
• Conveying self-confidence.
• Customer Centricity.
• Managing work.
• Upholding standards.
• Remaining productive.
• Living Saria values.

A South African citizen of any gender, preference will be given to an EE candidate.

The role will be in Illovo, Johannesburg.