SENIOR DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR – IT-Online

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION:
Design, maintain, secure and troubleshoot databases and database servers.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

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 duties 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 DBAs on the team and report daily on the health of the database to 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 user.

Development / 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.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
– Minimum 5 years of experience in database administration
– Relevant qualification in ICT (NQF level 7) or equivalent qualification
– Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MSITP) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
(MCSA) in the Microsoft SQL Server domain is required.
or MSSQL [Phone Number Removed]; Windows 2016 – 2022
Advantageous:
– ITIL/COBIT Foundation Certification
– Mastery of PowerShell
– Power BI experience
– Working knowledge of high availability data solutions (e.g. AlwaysOn) and ability to deploy, maintain and support them.
– A 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 migration
– Experience in APIs of Microsoft programming languages
– Microsoft Cloud Database certifications, for example Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate

BEHAVIORAL SKILLS:
– Customer Service – Knows the business of the customer and/or seeks information on the real underlying needs of the customer beyond those initially expressed
– Flexibility – Decides how to do something depending on the situation
– Impact and Influence – Adapts a presentation or discussion to attract the interest or level of others
– Organizational Commitment – ​​Acting to support the mission and goals of the organization
– Commitment to professional learning – Keeps abreast of international trends that will impact area of ​​expertise
– Teamwork – Publicly acknowledges others who have performed well
– Analytical thinking – Identifies several elements of a problem and breaks down each of these elements in detail, showing the causal relationships between them
– Achievement orientation – Sets and works to achieve challenging goals
– Initiative – Demonstrates the ability to proactively anticipate and manage all variables involved, to ensure that critical opportunities for the center are not missed

LABOR CONDITIONS:
Will be required to work long hours if necessary.

Desired skills:

  • ITIL/COBIT
  • Power BI
  • SQL migration

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Maria H. Underwood