Database Administrator at National Bank

On Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Job Ref No. HR/03/18

Position Title: Database Administrator

Available Positions: One (1)

Division: ICT

Reporting to: Head of Infrastructure

Position Scope: The successful candidate will be responsible for administering, maintaining, developing & implementing policies and procedures to ensure the security and integrity of the Bank’s Oracle databases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain databases required for development, testing and production usage
  • Perform the capacity planning required to create and maintain the databases
  • Administration of Oracle RAC (Real Application Cluster), Oracle Exadata & DataGuard & SQL Administration
  • Maintain database security, integrity and computing resources to comply with Bank standards
  • Administer all database projects, including tables, clusters, indexes, views, sequences, packages & procedures
  • Monitoring the performance of the database system and implementing or recommending the required changes to increase the performance and maximum uptime
  • Plan and implement backup and recovery of Bank’s Oracle& SQL databases.
  • Storage administration for V7000, DS4700 and Oracle Exadata Storage Cells
  • Provide reliable backup services and conduct routine hardware and software audits of AIX servers to ensure compliance to established standards, policies, configuration guidelines, and procedures.
  • Disaster recovery planning and implementation in line with Bank policy
  • Manage and configure VIO client partitions, devices, V7000 & DS4700 storage.
  • Automate tasks involving creation of scripts to run backups and monitor databases.
  • Offer 24/7 databases support; provide rapid resolutions to database downtime and escalate issues to line manager & vendor as appropriate

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field.
  • Three (3) years’ experience as a Database Administrator.
  • Experience in a Financial Institution will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of physical database design.
  • Excellent knowledge of Oracle backups and recovery scenarios.
  • Knowledge in Oracle RAC (Real Application Cluster), Exadata, MS SQL & DataGuard Administration.
  • Knowledge of Unix, Enterprise Linux administration & Exadata management will be an added advantage.
  • Oracle Certified Expert/Oracle Certified Master will also be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable knowledge on OBIEE& other BI tools.
  • Proven experience on data warehouse management & ETL processes.
  • Good communication skills (oral & written).
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Team player.

How to Apply:

If you believe you meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV addressed to the Director Human Resources, stating your current position, current gross salary, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to: [email protected] by 31st January 2018

Applications received after the set deadline will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stage/s of the process.

National Bank of Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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