Senior Database Administrator

Adapt IT

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Adapt IT

Durban, South Africa

www.adaptit.com
011 496 4000

Senior Database Administrator

Location Durban, South Africa
Employment Type Full Time
Seniority Level Senior
Experience 3 to 8 years
Remuneration  
Remuneration Type Cost to company
Remuneration Frequency Monthly
Benefits -
15/10/2020 Reference Number: ADA1021582274
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Skills

  • Database
  • SQL
  • tSQL

Job Description

The Senior Database Administrator will be responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of complex Oracle based solutions and systems.

 

Primary Responsibilities for the Role

  • Administration and management of databases in DEV, QA, pre-prod & production environments.
  • Provide technical expertise on the installation, setup, configuration of database servers, including infrastructure
  • Pro-active monitoring of databases both from a performance and capacity management perspective.
  • Performance tuning and optimization of database schema, indexes, stored procedures etc.
  • Perform database maintenance activities such as backup/recovery, rebuilding and reorganizing indexes.
  • Ensure that all database releases are properly assessed and measured from a functionality and performance perspective.
  • Ensure that all database environments are up to date with the latest service packs, patches & security fixes.
  • Take ownership and ensure high quality, timely delivery of database related projects on hand.
  • Collaborate with application developers and operations/support teams in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Qualification and Experience Requirements

  • BSc (Computer Science) or similar tertiary qualification
  • Certification in Oracle (OCP – DBA 12c or later)

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Expert knowledge and experience of Oracle database technologies including
  • Oracle database solution architecture design
  • Oracle RAC
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Oracle backup and DR solutions (RMAN, DataGuard and Standby databases)
  • Oracle database security
  • Performance tuning
  • Strong knowledge of SQL language and PL/SQL
  • Strong knowledge of Linux and Unix operating systems and environments
  • Knowledge of Oracle WebLogic server environments is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows server environments is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Oracle Advanced security
  • Knowledge and understanding of Oracle APEX, ORDS and Tomcat.
  • Ability to develop in Java or a similar object-oriented programming language
  • Good at problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Offsite and onsite implementations of technical projects
  • Compilation of technical documentation
  • Able to learn new programming languages

 

Relevant Experience

  • Min 12 years working experience in implementing and maintaining Oracle database solutions
  • Min 8 years working experience on Linux/UNIX based operating systems
  • Min 8 years development experience of shell/bash scripts, SQL and PL/SQL.
  • Min 8 years of experience defining and implementing Oracle database standards and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement complex IT solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement, configure and customize Oracle database and Linux platform monitoring solutions (eg. Oracle Management Cloud, Nagios, etc)

 

Behavioural Traits

  • Innovative and Creative
  • Contributes to team success
  • Quality orientated
  • Mentors and coaches
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong communication skills

 

Other

  • Must be prepared to travel
  • Must be prepared to do after hours work and 24x7 standby support
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