Intermediate Database Administrator

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  Reporting to the Manager: IT Operations, the role will be responsible to administer, maintain and manage the database environment through while applying advanced security protocols and governance standards.   * The Intermediate DevOps Administrator (DBA) will work closely with IT teams – Developers, Application Support, Deploy, Testing, and IT Infrastructure * Documenting operational procedures (maintenance, user administration, server standards, etc) * Developing an understanding of data and information needs, identifying solutions, and improving the quality of service * Providing support through the logical and physical design of databases * Responsible for maintaining the integrity and performance of the company databases and guaranteeing the data is stored securely and efficiently * Providing guidance and implementation of the corporate data and the corresponding data feeds * Managing PostgreSQL and SQL Server databases * Configuring and maintaining database servers and processes * Monitoring the system's health and performance * Ensuring high levels of performance, availability, sustainability, and security * Analysing, solving, and correcting issues in real-time * Providing recommendations for solutions where applicable * Refining and automating regular processes, tracking issues, and document changes * Assist developers with query tuning and schema refinement * Providing on-call rotation support for critical production systems * Performing scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours * Taking ownership, leading and coordinating operational tasks, customer escalations and process improvements * Performing complex technical, analytical, and professional services involving programme/member services and evaluation * Improving infrastructure development and application development * Integrating old systems data with new systems * Testing and coordinating modifications * Troubleshooting and correcting issues as they arise * Ensuring that the system is running smoothly * Escalating issues within a reasonable time for quicker resolution *Formal Qualifications:* * Matric (Grade 12) * BSc/BTech in IT, Computer Science degree OR Diploma in IT * ITIL Foundation * Certifications: MCSA SQL, MCTS, MCITP, and EDB PostgreSQL Associate   *Experience:* * 5+ years’ solid previous experience as a database administrator on MS SQL and PostgreSQL Server * 3+ years of IT operation with a strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and best practices * Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL DBA experience * Microsoft Azure and GCP experience a MUST * Windows and Linux (RedHat and CentOS) experience a MUST * SSIS / SSAS / SSRS experience a MUST * SQL Server Always On

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