Job title: Database Administrator
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Financial Services (Asset Man, Wealth & Other)
Expertise: Human Resources
Salary type: Annual
Location: Cape Town
Job published: 14-01-2020
Job ID: 34358
Contact name: Brylea Purnell
Phone number: 021 555 4402
Contact email:

Job Description

A leading Asset Manager is looking for a DBA to join their close knit team.  This role is suited to someone with solid DBA experience and has the desire to expand out to Network Architecture.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Installation, Maintenance, Upgrades, Licence, Vendor Relation
Monitoring, Alerting, Optimizing, Capacity Planning
Access, Security Management
Database Environment Transition Management
Continuity and Availability Management
Creation and setup of daily, weekly and monthly management reports
Environment synchronization through SDLC Environments
Perform daily, weekly, and monthly database maintenance tasks

Installation and maintenance of SharePoint servers through SDLC Environments
Basic administration of SharePoint
SharePoint and SQL server patching

3rd Party:
Prototyping and evaluation of 3rd party software
Installation and maintenance of 3rd party software on servers (i.e. Applications Manager - ManageEngine, ActiveBatch, Service desk, Oracle, Redgate, Idera, Jira, Confluence)
3rd Party application upgrades

Personal Requirements

Ideal qualifications and experience:
A National Senior Certificate is essential
A completed Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent specializing in Accounting, Investment Management or Computer Science fields (with strong Mathematical/Accounting background or subject knowledge will be an advantage)
A minimum of 6 years working experience with data in financial services
Extensive database development experience
Experience administrating databases larger than 100GB

Competencies and ideal personality attributes:
Good communication skills
In depth knowledge of database theory
In depth knowledge of database design
In depth knowledge of structured query language
Comprehensive understanding of distributed computing architectures, e.g. Client/Server
Comprehensive knowledge of operating system
Comprehensive knowledge of storage technologies and networking
Comprehensive knowledge of routine maintenance, recovery, and handling failover of a Database
Intermediary between IT and IS

Most important attribute:
Ability to work under pressure, time management and to be able to multi-task multiple projects.

Configuring and managing sites on IIS
Daily server health checks (free space, performance, event logs, ftp availability etc.)
Plan, control and monitor system resources, CPU, memory, storage and planning future requirements
Enrolling users and maintaining system security

Monitoring and Alerting:
Designing, implementing and maintaining alerts and reports (adding monitors, building custom monitors, setting up reports, Alerts)
Buy and manage all software licensing

EE candidates will be given preference