SQL Database Administrator - (5539)

SQL Database Administrator - (5539)

Job Title: SQL Database Administrator - (5539)
Location: Gauteng
Salary: 600000.00
Reference: JN -012017-7566
Job Published: May 10, 2017 10:57

Job Description

Job Description:
Overall Purpose of Job:
The SQL Server DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.
This is a hands-on position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Main Responsibilities/Tasks:
Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems.
Manage and maintain corporate applications relying in SQL Server RDBMS through its product lifecycle from implementation to mission-critical production systems.
Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.
Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems regular standby and afterhours support on rotational basis.
Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.

Job Requirements:

Other features of the job (e.g., location, travelling, shift hours, etc.):

Willingness to learn and positive attitude a must.
Regular end-user interaction and support.
Person must be willing to work additional hours regularly.
Person must be willing to work under pressure and in a team.
Person must be willing to travel and requires own transport.

Knowledge And Skills:
Person must have a good understanding of the following Areas:
Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory

Education, Qualifications, Experience Necessary:
5+ years MS SQL Server Administration experience required
Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
MCTS/MCITP certifications a plus

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