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Operations Specialist: Database Administrator

Job Ref
284388
Job Type
Permanent
Employer Type
Company
Date Added 12 Aug 2021
Expiry Date 9 Sep 2021
* There have been 9 applications to this job.
* This job has been viewed 3593 times.
Employer:
BCX

Location:
Gauteng

Salary:
Market related

Benefits:


Role details:
CORE DESCRIPTION:

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.
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KEY DELIVERABLES AND PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

• Compile and maintain the integrity of a Configuration Management Data Base in alignment with BCX’s standards and using the BCX prescribed systems.
• Utilise the BCX 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 user’s 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.


EXPERIENCE:

3 years’ experience in the administration of databases.
Alternatively, 5+ years’ experience in administration of databases.
Oracle, AWS or Azure cloud experience/certification, 1+ years, advantageous.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Relevant Diploma or Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or similar
Alternatively, Grade 12 (NQF 4) with relevant IT certification



 
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