South Africa

SQL Database Administrator

Company Transaction Capital Recoveries
Reference # SQL2019
Published 30/01/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Hyde Park, Gauteng, South Africa
The Database Administration 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 employee 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 DBAs, creates and maintains standards for DBA activities. Ensures adequate database capacity.
Job Functions Analysis,Data Analysis,Information Technology
Industries Financial Services,ICT - Information & Communications Technology,IT - Information Technology
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 organization 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
Required Minimum Education / Training

•Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
•Certification in MCTS, MCITP, MVP (advantageous)

Required Minimum Work Experience

•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

Technical and Behavioural Competencies Required


•SQL Server Database Design
•Script Writing
•Data analysis
•Data design and modelling
•SQL stored procedures and database functions
•Indexes, index management, and statistics


•Client centric
•Hard working and innovative
•Deadline driven
•Time management
•Problem solving & analytical skills
•Clear understanding of computers and electronics
•Knowledge of Transaction security and virus protection software
•Ability to express themselves verbally and written

Note: Please note that due to the high volumes of applications received, we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates who meet the requirements detailed above. If you have not received a reply within 3 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. Failure to provide us with truthful information and valid documents where requested will render your application null and void. We are an equal opportunity employer, whose aim is to promote representivity in all levels of occupational categories.
Job Closing Date 17/02/2020
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