Gulf African Bank Hiring Database Administrator

Reports To: Senior Manager, ICT Infrastructure

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the Bank’s database management and coordination of changes to computer databases, testing and implementing databases using database management systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Confirm Backup was done and done to completion first thing in the morning
  • Check on space availability in the database, if none free up some space for day to day activities.
  • Ensure database availability as well as ensure its performance is at its very best by performance tuning if it is not performing as is required.
  • Establish and calculate optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.
  • Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
  • Develop reports as required by the business that includes CBK reports and ad hoc reports as required by the business.
  • Review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database.
  • Monitor database performance throughout the day, in case of any abnormality attend to it as soon as possible
  • Test programs or databases, correct errors and make necessary modifications.
  • Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems, such as the installation of new databases.
  • Train users and answer questions.
  • Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.
  • Put in place security measures to protect Bank’s Data by applying approved DB security standards.
  • Report Database risk events and service exceptions.
  • Research on emerging Database technologies and innovations to improve the Bank’s DB offerings in line with change management process.
  • Participate in BCP strategies formulations and continuous reviews.

Qualifications And Experience

  • University degree in sciences, mathematics, computer science or telecommunication/electronics engineering
  • 6 years’ experience in database management, preferably in a Bank
  • Expert DBA skills for 11g including extensive experience in implementing DB architecture using Oracle RAC, SQL. Oracle database Certifications
  • Oracle Database management Certifications.
  • Microsoft Certifications.
  • Knowledge of operating systems (UNIX, SUN, AIX, Linux, Windows)

Job Specific Competencies

  • Excellent database management & system analysis skills.
  • Analytical ability and out of box (innovative) thinking.
  • Excellent communication skills. (Should be able to communicate with non IT users as well).
  • Flexibility in handling tasks (multi -tasking).
  • Well organized and should be aware of project management methodology.
  • Software Development Life Cycle experience
  • Available for occasional work outside normal business hours

Personal attributes

  • Critical thinking – is able to probe facts and challenge assumptions
  • Results oriented and committed to meeting turn-around times/deadlines
  • A keen eye for detail
  • High energy
  • High levels of professionalism and professional development.

How To Apply

Press ESC to close