South Africa

Senior SQL Database Administrator

Company Telesure Investment Holdings
Reference # SSDA/27/01/21
Published 06/01/2022
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Gauteng Area, Gauteng, South Africa
Maintain database systems and identify potential risk to data and integrity not only on database level but also Infrastructure level, this includes an element of resource management and mentoring. The role is responsible for advanced planning, developing, installing, configuring, supporting, and optimizing all database related systems. The role is core to determining and executing strategy and will involve working closely with IT functional and technical areas, process owners, business and vendors. The role is strategic and operational in nature with elements of advanced operational support, execution and design.
Job Functions Administration,Data Capturing,Data Management,Information Technology
Industries Insurance
Technical Database Support
Design distribution of complex database resources and provide physical modeling and design services to tune database applications for optimum performance. Maintain software and hardware requirements to ensure efficient operation of the database environment.
Ensure database environment is operating at optimal efficiency. Ensure business continuity through the use of disaster recovery and high availability solutions. Ensure maintenance tasks and / jobs are created and run successfully. To identify SQL Infrastructure bottlenecks (Server/Storage/Application) constraints and provide possible solutions.

Infrastructure support
Fit for purpose Infrastructure with the relevant configurations – Active/Active versus Active/Passive. Strive for 100% availability of the SQL Infrastructure and database access. Have a full overview of the SQL landscape and based on the IT strategy, identify constraints and risks which needs to be addressed.

Database Specifications
Approve database specifications, ensuring all agreed standards and protocols are followed and data integrity is preserved. Create standards and best practices for database systems environment.

Operational Compliance
Monitor and review performance and behaviors within area of responsibility to identify and resolve non-compliance with the organization's policies and relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct. Provide guidance on data structures which developers needs to adhere to. Prescribe best practice installations to 3rd parties, thus protecting the business. Ensure adherence to security and regulatory requirements.

Solutions Analysis
Analyze specific problems and issues to find the best solutions. Solutions could be technical or professional in nature. Work with internal GIT departments to scrutinize and provide guidance for required solutions. Understand 3rd party solutions which makes use of SQL databases. Interact with service providers to understand new possible technologies which can replace current solutions where deem fit.

Data Management
Take responsibility for developing and delivering a key element of the organization's data management system.

Data Architecture
Implement all aspects of data architecture, turning event analytics, raw application data, and business systems into key business insights. Review and maintain architectural designs and concepts.

Databases Installation
Install and test the most complex databases and associated products to ensure they are suitable for use and meet customer requirements.

Information Security
Lead in detecting and analyzing security incidents including attacks, breaches, and identified vulnerabilities and remediate any security gaps in line with the security incident management procedure.

Documentation and Back up
Create and maintain technical and/or user documentation to a high standard and back up files to ensure instant recovery if problems occur.

Personal Capability Building
Act as subject matter expert in an area of expertise. Maintain external accreditation's and in-depth understanding of current and emerging external regulation and industry best practices through continuing professional development, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.

Insights and Reporting
Prepare and coordinate the completion of various data and analytics reports. Report (weekly) on database server health to management.

Organizational Capability Building
Assist management in identifying the team's individual development needs. Plan and implement actions to build their capabilities. Provide training or coaching to others throughout the organization in own area of expertise to enable others to improve performance and fulfill personal potential.

Improvement / Innovation
Identify shortcomings and suggest improvements to existing processes, systems and procedures, then delivers a plan for a small element of a change management program with guidance from a project/program manager.
General Education
Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential)
Relevant industry qualifications: MCSE or MCSD with a strong focus on SQL and Azure data management (Essential)
Relevant degree in IT (Advantageous)
T-SQL (essential)
SSIS (essential)

General Experience
7 - 10 Years’ experience in Multiplatform environments with a focus on SQL 2008 - 2019 (Essential);
A demonstrated proficiency of tuning and administration of large Microsoft SQL databases (Essential);
Demonstrated ability working with multiple database platforms (Essential)

*SAQA Accredited Equivalent* - It is the onus of the applicant to provide TIH and its subsidiaries with certified evidence that their qualification(s) meet the equivalent NQF level required for this role at time of application.

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)** competency requirements: FAIS recognized qualifications / Regulatory Examinations / Class of Business Certification and / or CPD according to your DOFA (where applicable) - As a registered Financial Service Provider, we are mandated to ensure that all our representatives are always and remain fit and proper at all times. By applying for this role, you consent to having your relevant qualification and or accreditation or confirm that you are working towards meeting the competency requirements. You further consent to the relevant information being verified.

Employment Equity

The Company's approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. TIH is committed to an organizational culture that recognizes, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

Should you not hear from our team in 30 days, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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About TIH

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of South Africa’s leading financial service providers. Our portfolio includes short-term insurers, a long-term insurer, health insurance as well as an insurance and personal finance comparison platform. We’re pioneers with a hunger for best, bringing customer-focused innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. We’re an undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through technology and pushing past their limits.

What we offer

TIH offers an exceptional benefits programme, and competitive compensation packages. You have options for Life Cover, Disability Benefits, Provident Fund, Medical Aid, and more. Office benefits include free undercover parking, free Wi-Fi, ATMs, an onsite gym, subsidized meals, convenience store, coffee shop, an on-site Dischem store, free seasonal fruits – every day, and an Active Access walking programme
Job Closing Date 16/01/2022
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