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Senior Database Administrator

Closing: May 21, 2024

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Published: May 8, 2024 (22 days ago)

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This role is responsible for development of databases in the environment in accordance with the set standards to meet business objectives. Work includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigates, defines, and resolves complex issues.

Description:

REPORTS TO:  Software Development Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or in related specialization of study
  • Relevant DBA Certification e.g. OCA, OCP, MCSD, MCSE, MYSQL for DBA, AGILE, IBM analytics.
  • 5 years overall experience and out of which at least two (2) years should be at supervisory level
  • Experience in Data management for scientific studies
  • Advanced knowledge of computer languages.
  • Expert knowledge of writing program documentation.
  • Strong understanding of the software development cycle.
  • Ability to identify tasks which require automation and automate.
  • Experience in containerization and visualization

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

  • Experience in Data management for scientific studies
  • Advanced knowledge of computer languages.
  • Expert knowledge of writing program documentation.
  • Strong understanding of the software development cycle.
  • Ability to identify tasks which require automation and automate.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment
  • Logical diagnostic skills and ability to exercise good judgement in the resolution of problem


Responsibilities

This role is responsible for development of databases in the environment in accordance with the set standards to meet business objectives. Work includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigates, defines, and resolves complex issues.

Description:

REPORTS TO:  Software Development Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or in related specialization of study
  • Relevant DBA Certification e.g. OCA, OCP, MCSD, MCSE, MYSQL for DBA, AGILE, IBM analytics.
  • 5 years overall experience and out of which at least two (2) years should be at supervisory level
  • Experience in Data management for scientific studies
  • Advanced knowledge of computer languages.
  • Expert knowledge of writing program documentation.
  • Strong understanding of the software development cycle.
  • Ability to identify tasks which require automation and automate.
  • Experience in containerization and visualization

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

  • Experience in Data management for scientific studies
  • Advanced knowledge of computer languages.
  • Expert knowledge of writing program documentation.
  • Strong understanding of the software development cycle.
  • Ability to identify tasks which require automation and automate.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment
  • Logical diagnostic skills and ability to exercise good judgement in the resolution of problem


  • Advise and provide technical expertise on database development framework and processes.
  • Analyses data requirements, to establish, modify or maintain a data model and interpret model into a database schema.
  • Evaluate potential solutions, demonstrate, install and commission selected products.
  • Interact with data models, object relational database mapping and producing reports.
  • Develop and enable enterprise reporting and business intelligence services.
  • Collaborate with IT project management office, software developers and infrastructure specialists in IT project delivery.
  • Responsible for the delivery of software-based enterprise-wide projects.
  • Advise and support data managers and statisticians in execution of dynamic data tasks.
  • Performance tune all database environments to all systems are available and ensure the use of latest technology.
  • Conduct research on development of improved frameworks and technologies for database efficiencies.
  • Advice on department resources regarding recruitment and staffing.
  • Ensure that the appropriate disaster recovery measures are in place; and
  • Advice and review backups and recovery policies and SOP’s


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