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Senior SQL DBA

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2013-09-27 11:10:43 AM

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Senior SQL DBA

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Lynwood Pretoria

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  • Responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of the company database systems. This involves support of the Microsoft SQL 2000/2005/2008 databases

  • Provide operational implementation, management and support for all services provided to clients 24 X 7, ensuring SLA’s are met and client satisfaction is guaranteed


  • Teamwork

  • Customer service

  • Quality solutions

  • Embracing transformation and diversity

  • Proactive mindset

  • Negotiation

  • Building relationships

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Planning skills

  • Delivery results

  • Problem solving

  • Emotional intelligence

Qualifications and experience:

  • Matric (relevant degree or diploma preferred)

  • Administration certification on Microsoft SQL 2008 database systems

  • 5+ years experience in managing a Microsoft SQL 2000/2005/2008 database environment

  • Net visual basic and C# development skills

  • SSIS/BIDS/ Reporting services experience

  • Script automation (batch and vbs)

  • Administrative experience on MySQL

  • Server administration experience advantageous



  • Developers

  • DBA’s

  • System analysts

  • System administrators

  • Operators

  • Project managers


  • 24/7 support of production database services to ensure the highest standards of availability, resilience , integrity, security and performance required by our business systems

  • 70% SQL administration with 30% system support work

  • Design, development and administration of MS SQL databases

  • Performance monitoring, reporting and tuning of MS SQL databases

  • Management and maintenance of back-ups and recovery procedures

  • Installation and maintenance of database server, replication and client environments

  • Reviewing and tuning SQL code

  • Designing database maintenance packages and procedures

  • Security and access control

  • Provision of support and assistance to development team in the design, development , testing, tuning and implementation of database applications

  • Creation and maintenance of SQL queries and routines

  • Provisioning of (database) development and testing environments

  • Writing ad-hoc queries based on schema knowledge

  • Implementing appropriate solutions in order to achieve 100% uptime

  • Providing fellow Microsoft database administrators and support representatives with technical support and guidance

  • Conduct regular internal/external audits of systems

  • Ensure systems are secure and all relevant patches and upgrades are carried out

  • Manage calls in terms of escalated call times

  • Communicate internal and external call status

  • Conduct research on technology, new technology, optimization and alternative technology

  • Adhere to Company and EMID change management processes

    • Ensuring the adherence to Company and EMID processes and procedures

    • Escalation of any problems with data or delays in projects to relevant management where necessary

    • Responding to requests from the business for support

    • Assist the business in compiling proposals for new systems and services

    • Understanding the information needs, the business objectives and the market sectors that CompanyAfrica and EMID operates in

    • Ensuring suitable communication / updates are being provided to internal and external clients on the status of ongoing project work

    • Creation and fulfillment of project task allocated to the database administrator

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