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Database Administrator

- Retail

Location: CBD, Cape Town

Date Posted: 2018-02-26

Post Expire: 2018-03-02

Role and Responsibilities (DBA):

*Manage SQL Server databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development 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 when issues arise or deployments are required.
*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.


*10+ 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
*Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
*Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
*Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams
*MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus

Competencies required:

*Time management
*Excellent communication skills
*An effective team player
*Results & solution driven
*Resilient & tenacious in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
*Ability to prioritize, manage time, maintain high levels of drive & initiative under pressure
*Detail-orientated & accurate
*Proactive, innovative, passionate, committed, self-motivated, driven and trustworthy

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