Senior Database Administrator

Client Transaction Capital Recoveries
Reference # SDBA
Published 26/06/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Location Hyde Park, Gauteng, South Africa
The Senior Database Administrator is responsible for directly overseeing the health of the databases used at TCR. This role will develop and implement the strategic direction, with a service management philosophy that ensures customer satisfaction.

The incumbent will be responsible for physical databases on specific database technologies; designs and implements back-up, recovery, archiving and conversion strategies. Performs required database administration activities including installation, configuration, and tuning. Mentors junior level DBA's and creates & maintains standards for DBA activities. Ensures adequate database capacity.
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Financial Services

Database Administration

Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security
Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast query responses to front-end users
Mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database in outline
Considering both back-end organisation of data and front-end accessibility for end-users
Implementing operational automation using scripts
Troubleshooting and resolving database problems
Refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model and further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements

Disaster Recovery Management

Installing and testing new versions of the database management system (DBMS)
Maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act
Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions
Controlling access permissions and privileges
Developing, managing and testing disaster recovery processes and servers as well back-up and recovery plans
Ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning correctly



A Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Certification in MCTS, MCITP, MVP (advantageous)


Experience with SQL Server Database Design, Administration, Script Writing.
5 – 10 year’s database Administration experience.
8+ years of SQL Server administration experience hands on data analysis, problem solving, data design and modelling.
Expert understanding of complex SQL, stored procedures, and database functions.
5 - 10 years Windows Server experience (including Active Directory and proper disk configurations).
5 - 10 years MS SQL Server 2005 / 2008 experience.
Knowledge of High Availability(HA) and Disaster Recovery(DR) options for MS SQL Server 2005 / 2008/ 2012
Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics
Job Closing Date 30/06/2017
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