DBA Position available at ViaData

Jul 14th, 2014 | by ViaDataWebAdmin |

We’re looking for an accomplished and enthusiastic MS SQL DBA and Developer to join our team in Cape Town.  The position is for a mid to senior level expert who is looking for new challenges.  We are expecting the starting salary to be between 30k and 45k per month but will negotiate at market related rates for the right candidate.

Skills and experience required:

  • Grade 12, NQF Level 4
  • Bachelors degree or 3 year diploma (advantageous but not essential)
  • MCSE / MCSA
  • MCSE Certified or MCITP Certified
  • SQL 2005/2008 Certified
  • SQL 2005/2008 Experience
  • MCTS SQL Server 2005 / MCTS SQL Server 2008 / MCITP Database Administrator 2008
  • SQL DBA Specialist with solid SQL Support Experience
  • 5+ years experience in an MS SQL environment as a DBA
  • Strong database performance tuning experience
  • Strong T-SQL knowledge and experience
  • Initiate and drive service improvements in the SQL environment for clients when or if required

 

Responsibilities: 

Database Administration

  • Co-ordinates the effective management of the database environment
  • Facilitates best possible system performance from the perspective of the applications and reports using the databases
  • Ensures the Security of data is maintained at all times
  • Services any data movement requests securely, accurately and timeously
  • Provides support and advice to development team for new and existing SQL code
  • Conducts daily routine tasks including Health Checks
  • Provides an effective database security management support
  • Ensures that backups are done and restored daily
  • Sets up new database environments, configure in adherence with applications

Data Storage Optimization

  • Ensures effective database management of files and file groups
  • Identifies large tables and archive and/or partition them if beneficial to system
  • Assists with the placement of files on correct storage types, as required

SQL Monitoring and Performance Optimization

  • Monitors SQL Server instances
  • Identity’s poorly performing SQL code (stored procedures, function etc.)
  • Improve code

Business Continuity Planning

  • Assists with Disaster Recovery planning and deployments
  • Assists with configuration of DR environment (database restores, mirroring, application configuration, testing)

Operational Incidents

  • Takes care of existing operational incidents timeously and correctly
  • Provides an efficient 3rd line support and assists with database related queries
  • Documents and accurately updates SOP and escalating processes

 

Other:

  • Own transport essential
  • Head office in Kenilworth, but on-site client work in the Northern Suburbs will be required.
  • Primary responsibility will be as a DBA, secondary responsibility as SQL Developer

 

CV APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Submit your CV in word doc format to info@viadata.co.za
  • DON’T SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (ONLY YOUR CV).
  • Indicate current Salary (CTC per annum) and expected Salary (CTC per annum)
  • Indicate notice period.
  • Provide 2 to 3 contactable references and e-mail addresses.

 

FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES ONLY. IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED FEEDBACK WITHIN 2 WEEKS THEN YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL. 

 

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