Rainmaker Acquisition

Database Administrator (WC) Permanent

RA001 Retail 30 Jun 2019
Rainmaker Acquisition Cape Town
Market Related
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Job Summary

Our client, Head Office of a large chain of South African retail outlets, is a dynamic IT company that delivers value-driven IT solutions to its group of companies. Their work lives revolve around their DNA. They take pride in their work; treat their colleagues, partners and our country with respect. They exercise collaborative decision-making and believe in having a balance in life. And they do this all whilst being fun to be with and enjoying what they do.

The primary focus of this position is to administrate, configure, monitor and maintain our Database environment. You will need to be helpful and supportive to your team and your clients, as well as your fellow IT developers. You join an energetic, focused and dynamic team.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
He/She will be responsible for supporting, coordinating and maintaining the various database applications by installing, configuring, troubleshooting and repairing the databases of our various clients in the group. If you are driven and ambitious and looking for an exciting opportunity then this role is just the one for you.
• Assisting with budgeting and quotes for current and future environments
• Documentation of processes
• Orientation of new staff
• Database installs and DR environment configuration
• Database patching and upgrades
• Database backups and restores
• Implementation of database monitoring utilities
• Database performance investigations
• Structural changes and deployment of database objects
• User requests
• Standby
• POC new technologies or processes for clients
• Provide consultancy, education and guidance in the use and exploitation of DBMS’s and
database environments and infrastructure.
• Recommend technical solutions to our clients.
• Assist in the logical design and implement the physical definition of databases in conjunction with
application systems analysts.
• Enhance and maintain databases to accommodate new business functions and improve existing
business functions.
• Assist application developers with problem analysis and resolution of development and
production failures.
• Provide and maintain technically stable and performing production environments.
• Research and evaluates alternative solutions and recommends the most efficient and cost
effective database solution for the application design.
• Monitors and analyzes ongoing database status, utilization and capacity.
• Implements and support database security regulations, policies, and guidelines.
• Work closely with technical and client management to plan and implement database tools in
support of business applications development requirements and processes.
• Utilizes standard tools to record change and problem activities for tracking purposes.
• Support user and developer access, upgrade planning, implementation and resolution of
• Capacity Plans
• Meet contracted SLA
• Disaster recovery (backup and restore) Procedures and checks.
You will be working with the following technologies:
• Oracle Enterprise Manager
• Oracle, SQL Server & MySQL Database
• Linux
• Oracle Data Guard
• Oracle RMAN
• Performance Tuning

Key Skills / Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:
• Matric
• Tertiary qualification in IT
• The natural tendency to take ownership and responsibility
• Strong problem solving, effective planning and organizational skills
• Detail oriented
• Excellent communication skills
• You have a can do attitude
• Can cope under pressure
• Positive outlook on life
• Above all, be passionate about what you do
• Take responsibility for team failures
• Strives for continuous improvement
• Works smart, not hard
• Needs to embrace change rather than fear it
• Sound working knowledge of Oracle.
• OCA and OCP certifications
• Analytical and technically minded.
• Organizational, interpersonal and verbal/written capabilities.
• Abilities to share knowledge effectively.
• 3-5 Years’ experience as an Oracle DBA