Oracle Database and Systems Administrator

Oracle Database and Systems Administrator

Job Title: Oracle Database and Systems Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kwazulu Natal
Reference: JN -062019-16777
Contact Name: Nicole Vine
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 28, 2019 09:03

Job Description

Key performance areas:

  • Attends to Oracle Server database administration for proactive, preventative and operational maintenance requirements 
  • Attends to the Operating System(s) in use (Linux and Windows)
  • Ensures Database architecture design consistency for systems in use or planned for implementation
  • Effective problem solving with demonstrated success analysing complex technical issues for rapid resolution
  • Administers database applications, performance management tools and systems optimisation scripts and utilities
  • Creates and maintains data dictionaries, physical databases and logical database models in line with best practice and standards
  • Creates specific data objects and structures such as tables and indexes
  • Creates and deploys database continuity and redundancy plans including backup and recovery processes
  • Authors database documentation and guidelines to help support system operations
  • Monitors and Controls all patches and upgrades within the database environment
  • Oversees data load and monitor load balancing tools
  • Optimizes database performance and streamlines data handling processes
  • Deploys security protocols, profiles, passwords and privileges
  • Oversight of all database management systems in use either in-house or part of third-party applications



  • Certified OCA - Oracle Certified Associated
  • OCP - Oracle Certified Professional
  • OCE - Oracle Certified Expert
  • Certified Unix Administrator
  • Certified ODA Administrator



  • A Minimum of 3-5 years related Oracle Database and System Administration experience within a banking or similar financial institution environment



  • Time management 
  • Stress tolerance 
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must be prepared to work overtime
  • Managing conflict 
  • Communication skills 
  • Report writing capabilities 
  • Documentation control 
  • Prioritization 
  • Confidentiality 
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Conduct with integrity 
  • Deadline driven and process orientated
  • Must be a team-player 



  • Proficiency in Oracle Linux System and database administration 
  • Strong knowledge and hands-on administration skills on Linux operating systems 
  • Experience in Linux OS installation, Software and Patch management 
  • Good knowledge about the Linux system files, boot process and Run levels 
  • Should know how to debug/troubleshoot memory issues 
  • Experience in deployment and tuning of Java Applications and Apache/Tomcat
  • Familiar with the configuration and maintenance of server and network hardware and peripherals 
  • Hands-on experience of system management, system setup and managing Linux based servers as well as configuring them 
  • Good understanding of inter-connectivity with Windows Operating System and Database environments 

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