IT Specialist: Database Administration

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Company:Telkom Kenya
Category:IT & Telecommunication

Job details

Under the direction of Technology Manager – IT Systems Support, the Database Administrator is responsible for capacity planning, installation, configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, as well as backup and data recovery.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installing and upgrading the enterprise databases (Oracle, MySQl, MS-SQL) and application tools
  • Allocating system storage and planning future storage requirements for the database system and servers
  • Creating primary database storage structures after application developers have designed an application
  • Creating primary objects (tables, views, indexes) once application developers have designed an application
  • Modifying the database structure, as necessary, from information given by application developers
  • Ensuring compliance with Oracle and MSSQL license agreement
  • Controlling and monitoring user access to the database
  • Monitoring and optimizing the performance of the database
  • Maintaining archived data on tape or EMC Data Domain Backup system
  • Work as part of a team and provide 7x24 support when required
  • Patch Management and Version Control
  • Provisioning storage to servers
  • Check performance of some key, custom, long running reports and processes.
  • Check some key Oracle statistics like buffer hits, dictionary hits, sorts to memory/disk.

  • Professional Knowledge
  • Knowledge of the telecommunications industry will be an added advantage
  • Networking skills to form collaborative partnerships
  • Database Administration
  • Backup and recovery

    Professional Skills:

  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • IT-skills
  • The ability to plan and prioritise own and team’s  work
  • Calmness under pressure
  • Continual Improvement
  • Depth/Breadth of  expertise
  • Self-motivated

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IT & Telecommunication Telkom Kenya 11 months ago