Senior Database Administrator (CH826) at Capital H Staffing and Advisory Solutions

Our client in the banking industry is looking for a Senior Database Administrator. The purpose of the role is to deliver, maintain, and support stable, optimal, durable, resilient, scalable, cost-effective, and high-performing database management systems that meet the company’s vision, goals, and quality.

Key performance areas:

  • Operational focus Priority to stability
  • Optimize delivery, maintenance and support using automation
  • Provide, maintain and support solutions
  • Incident and problem management



  • 12th grade
  • Microsoft Database Certification (MCDBA and/or MCTS (SQL Administration))


  • A relevant 3-year degree/diploma in computer science
  • Multiple qualifications in various infrastructure disciplines (networking, operating systems, virtualization, etc.)


  • Min: 5+ years of experience in database administration and design
  • Ideal: 6+ years of Microsoft SQL Server experience


Min: Detailed knowledge of:

  • SQL Server design and administration
  • Performance and capacity analysis of SQL Server management systems
  • Internals of SQL Server
  • T-SQL programming and optimization

A good understanding of:

  • Computer systems development process (SDLC life cycle)
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • IT operations
  • SQL Server internals and/or MySQL Server internals

Ideal / Optional in addition to the minimum:

A good understanding of:

  • Cloud platforms for AWS/Azure
  • SD-WAN
  • Databases other than MS SQL
  • Application Delivery Controllers
  • Automation, scripting (Terraform, Ansible)
  • Monitoring tools
  • Capacity planning
  • BCP Concepts
  • DACs
  • Containers
  • Data warehousing
  • big data
  • Cloud platforms



  • Communication skills (written and verbal) in English
  • Interpersonal Skills / Relationship Management
  • Negotiation and influence
  • Facilitation
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to transfer skills and knowledge

Mindset and attitude

  • Take responsibility and accountability
  • Sense of urgency (commitment)
  • Analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability to change
  • Business acumen
  • Process and organization thinking

Management of time

  • Planning and organization skills
  • Project management skills
  • Work capacity

Further information

  • The incumbent will be required to be on standby and work overtime from time to time.
  • A personal vehicle and a valid driver’s license will be required.
  • Reachable via own mobile phone.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Clear credit file.
  • Clean record.


  • Only selected candidates will be contacted. If you don’t hear from us after 30 days, you can consider your application unsuccessful.
  • In accordance with our client’s employment equity requirements, only South African citizens will be considered.
  • Please include your current salary and salary expectations.

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Maria H. Underwood