Senior Database Administrator at the Financial Intelligence Center – Gauteng Pretoria Region

The purpose of this work is to design, support and maintain all new and existing database infrastructures within the


Maintenance and support:
• Database administration, maintenance, backups, restores, performance tuning, security, and troubleshooting are key performance areas.
• Provide proactive performance monitoring and capacity planning for future database and server growth projections.
• Perform database installations, configurations, upgrades and migrations according to SQL best practices.
• Participate in company projects and perform project management tasks to ensure all requirements are delivered on time and to specifications.
• Develop and maintain database documentation.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery:
• Develop, maintain, execute and test database backup and recovery strategies and procedures.
• Oversee the tasks of other database administrators on the team and report daily on the status of the database for the environment.
• Research and evaluate new database trends and technologies and provide best practices and recommendations.
• Work with other teams or third party service providers on ICT projects.
• Design and implement databases according to business information needs and requirements.
• Define users and groups and enable data distribution to the right [URL Removed] / Maintenance
• Familiarity with API programming languages
• Working knowledge of understanding T-SQL and SSIS/ETL.
• Support internal and external systems and processes with other IT support teams.

• Minimum 5 years of experience in database administration
• Relevant ICT qualification (NQF Level 7) or equivalent qualification
• Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MSITP) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) in the area of ​​Microsoft SQL Server is required.Â
o MS SQL 2016 – 2019
o Windows 2016 – 2022
• ITIL/COBIT Foundation Certification
• Mastery of PowerShell
• Power BI experience
• Working knowledge of high availability data solutions (eg AlwaysOn) and ability to deploy, maintain and support them.
• Working knowledge of disaster recovery processes, recoveries and restores is required.
• Experience in selecting the most optimal Microsoft SQL license structure.
• Experience in designing SQL databases
• Experience in SQL migrations
• Experience in Microsoft programming language APIs
• Microsoft Cloud Database certifications, such as Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate

Find out more/Apply to this position

Maria H. Underwood