Senior Database Administrator DBA Microsoft SQL_HLR6182

Location: Durban

Remuneration: Market Related

Work Type: Permanent

HLR Reference #: HLR6182

Environment: Professional Services company with large in-house and external Client base.

Purpose of role: 

  • The role will require support of Database environments both internally and externally. You will be required to liaise professionally with vendors, clients and internal teams to endure maximum efficiency and optimisation, DR on multiple databases. The role requires ability to work on multiple project simultaneously

Qualifications Required:

  • A B.Sc. Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, a B. Comm. in Business Information Systems (BIS) Degree, or a very high quality Technikon Diploma

Experience Required:

  • 5 within a SQL DBA role
  • Relevant Microsoft certification and thorough knowledge and experience of MS SQL
  • Knowledge of SQL Server tools
  • Experienced in working on large production databases
  • Experience with data management and data processing flowcharting techniques
  • Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MS SQL Server
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics
  • Competence in SSAS

Skills Required:

  • Backup and Recovery
  • Disaster recovery testing
  • Security
  • Database / Application inventory
  • Handover between Development and Operations
  • Capacity Management
  • Install and configure new SQL Server
  • Patching, Upgrades
  • Performance monitoring and tuning
  • Configure SQL Server monitoring utilities
  • Clustering, log shipping, mirroring, Windows Azure
  • Skilled in deploying database change scripts
  • Address performance issues timeously
  • Skilled in performance optimisation
  • Ability to provide examples of Problem Analysis and resolution
  • Document the company’s database environment
  • Liaison with third party suppliers
  • Testing the resilience of systems
  • Proven experiences of large data set
  • Microsoft SSAS

Our Client is an employment equity employer; therefore preference for this position will be given to candidates whose appointment will enhance representivity.  If you do not hear from us within 1 month of the closing date, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful. All qualifications and certificates will be verified. Our Client reserves the right not to fill the position. Candidates may be expected to undergo psychometric testing. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide the evaluation results.

Consultant: Helen Lucre

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