Database Administrator
The Database Administrator’s role is to design, support, monitor, maintain, and performance tune production databases while ensuring high levels of data availability. This individual is also responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability and recoverability of databases and their accompanying software.

What will make you successful in this role?
Strategy & Planning

  • Assess and develop long-term strategic goals for production databases in conjunction with data owners and department managers.
  • Work with application development staff to develop database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Design and implement redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of data assets.

Acquisitions & Deployment

  • Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.

Operational Management

  • Create models for new database development and/or changes to existing ones.
  • Install and configure relevant network components to ensure database access as well as database consistency and integrity.
  • Respond to and resolve database access and performance issues.
  • Assist developers with SQL optimization.
  • Monitor database system details within the database, including stored procedures and execution time, and implement efficiency improvements.
  • Monitor, optimize and allocate physical data storage for database systems.
  • Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases.
  • Create, or support creation of, required reports in response to business user needs.
  • Perform database transaction and security audits.
  • Establish appropriate end-user database access control levels and review reports.
  • Develop routines for end users to facilitate best practices database use.
  • Ensure maintenance plans are in place i.e. reorg of databases, index adviser, run stats, backups.
  • Responsible to identify and manage risks within your environment.


  • Matric
  • Degree or Diploma in Information Technology

Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 5 years database administration experience
  • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • Working technical experience with database design, maintain and support, including SQL code optimization.
  • Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting experience.
  • Experience in DB2 LUW data base technology and tools (Data Server Manager)
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, locking and deadlocking issues, replication issues, log shipping issues, connectivity issues, security issues etc.
  • Ability to detect and troubleshoot CPU, memory, I/O, disk space and other resource contention.
  • Knowledge of AIX and Linux environments
  • Good understanding of scripting
  • Good knowledge and implementation skills of applicable data privacy practices and laws

Knowledge and Skills

  • IT Data Analysis
  • Database Knowledge
  • Database Security
  • Project Coordination
  • Risk Management

Personal Attributes

  • Organisational savvy – Contributing through others.
  • Manages complexity – Contributing through others.
  • Plans and aligns – Contributing through others.
  • Optimises work processes – Contributing through others.

Core Competencies

  • Being resilient – Contributing through others
  • Collaborates – Contributing through others.
  • Cultivates innovation – Contributing through others.
  • Customer focus – Contributing through others.
  • Drives results – Contributing through others.

Desired Skills:

  • SQL
  • Data Server Manager
  • Scripting

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