Database Administrator – MSSQL Server



Port Louis

Our IT Department is expanding, are you interested in this position or do you know someone great for this opportunity?

Job Purpose:

The Database Administrator (DBA) will keep the organisation databases up and running smoothly 24/7. The goal is to provide a seamless flow of information throughout the company, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users.

In addition, the DBA will ensure that all database related incidents/faults are prioritised for resolution in order to minimise downtime.

This also includes appropriate escalation of issues as necessary.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Install and maintain the performance of database servers
  • Develop processes for optimizing database security
  • Set and maintain database standards
  • Manage database access
  • Performance tuning of database systems
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data
  • Install, upgrade, and manage database applications
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot database errors
  • Recommend and implement emerging database technologies
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity
  • Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards
  • Create automation for repeating database tasks
  • Be available for on-call support as needed
  • Participate in the data journey of the Bank in coordination with the Data and Risk Analytics team
  • Provide first level support for all infrastructure to all Branches and Head Office units
  • Log/report/escalate all infrastructure faults/incidents
  • Manage incidents within agreed SLA
  • Ensure high availability of all databases
  • Perform housekeeping/maintenance activities on the databases

Personal competencies:
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work independently and a good team member
  • Proactive and a self-starter
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with the ability to think logically
  • Ability to work independently and a good team member
  • Resilient and tough minded, being able to withstand pressure for sustained periods
  • Continually motivate and keep motivated, the team during long pressures situations
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Approachable personality
  • Analysis of data and facts
  • Ability to work independently

Knowledge & Experience:
  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems or related field
  • Certification/Active Membership of a professional organisation would be an added advantage
  • Experience in Banking/financial industry would be an added advantage.
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Must have thorough knowledge of MSSQL Database Systems
  • At least two years’ experience in MSSQL Database Administration
  • Experience in administering, managing and tuning databases
  • Experience in data security management
  • Experience with programming languages such T-SQL coding and Powershell
  • Good understand database design, implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Expertise in SQL
  • Interest in datalakes and broad data technologies
Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified.

Management reserves the right not to make any appointment following this advertisement

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