Senior Oracle Database Administrator

Adapt IT

Senior Oracle Database Administrator

Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Employment Type Full Time
Seniority Level Senior
Experience 4 to 8 years
Remuneration Type Cost to company
Remuneration Frequency Monthly
Benefits -
15/12/2020 Reference Number: ADA517763138


  • Oracle
  • Oracle DB
  • Oracle Forms
  • Oracle Reports
  • Oracle ADF

Job Description

You will need to be passionate about Oracle, Cloud deployment and Team leadership Skills.


The role involves working within both a technical team and clients where you will be involved with technical consultation.

You’ll be strong technically and be able to challenge anything that would be of risk to the environment - excellent troubleshooting and analytic skills are required for a high-pressured environment where correct decision making is essential.


Your knowledge with Cloud deployment and migration on will be highly beneficial

Primary Responsibilities for the Role

  • Installations, upgrades and configuration of various Oracle related products;
  • System performance and availability;
  • SQL Performance Tuning;
  • Backup and Recovery;
  • Patching and maintenance;
  • Contribute in developer forums;
  • After hours support and standby;
  • Capacity management.
  • Create and manage multiple databases and assist in capacity planning.
  • Monitor, maintain database systems and troubleshoot problems that may arise.
  • Maintain data integrity and security (manage roles and permissions of database users).
  • Use monitoring tools to analyse and conduct health checks
  • Develop strategies and implement solutions for disaster and recovery
  • Support software developers with database operations
  • Proactive housekeeping/archiving and shrinking of databases.
  • Manage production, QA and development database environments.
  • Create detailed documentation including diagrams of database infrastructure.
  • Learn relevant business processes and understand the data flow
  • Effectively coordinate and communicate with all the stakeholders (internal teams and clients).
  • Set up and maintain internal infrastructure for internal use
  • Assist with transitions from on premises to cloud solutions
  • Cloud deployment and migration
  • Mentor, train and lead technology services team


Minimum Qualification and Experience Requirements

  • BTech, IT/Computer science degree or diploma
  • Oracle certified associate certification
  • Minimum 8 years with Oracle Database,
  • Minimum 5 years with Oracle WebLogic or Oracle Internet Application Server
  • Minimum 5 years Unix skills
  • Minimum 2 years as a Team Lead
  • Excellent Oracle technical skills
  • Technical consulting skills.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to handle complex problems



  • Excellent Oracle technical product knowledge. Especially in the following products.
  • Oracle database, Oracle internet application server or / and Oracle WebLogic.
  • Excellent understanding of UNIX / Linux and shell scripting
  • System administration UNIX / Linux .
  • Excellent knowledge of Oracle application and database patching
  • Excellent knowledge of OS patching
  • Excellent understanding of implementing backup & recovery procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of Oracle performance tuning
  • Knowledge installing Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
  • Java programming will be an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using the required technology stack
  • Understanding of working as part of a multi-disciplinary project team
  • Logical approach and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to travel (national and international)
  • Good understanding of network and DNS settings
  • Proxy configuration skills
  • Good understanding of firewall configuration
  • Understanding of Oracle licensing rules
  • Practical knowledge of backup and recovery mechanisms for database and application
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