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Senior Database Support Engineer ( ORACLE DBA )

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Date Added 25 May 2020
Expiry Date 22 Jun 2020
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OptiSolutions (Pty) Ltd

Western Cape

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Role details:
Optisolutions is a boutique ICT company providing ICT services to a select set of customers. Our customers include the largest Mobile and oil company in South Africa. As a company, we are obsessed and committed to make our customers successful and we employ individuals who are as passionate about our customers as we are. We are looking to employ a Senior Database Support Engineer to provide on-site and remote support for our customers. The primary role of the Senior Database Support Engineer is to design, implement, optimise and operational support of Oracle Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS).
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Your responsibilities will include:

• Research IT Infrastructure trends ensuring measurable operational efficiencies
• Provide high level Operational Database Support and Administration
• Assist with diagnosis of all faults identified on database systems
• Provide decision support for Database strategies
• Provide Oracle Database specialist support ensuring performance, availability and capacity services to IS Group customers
• Provide and Ensure database security and auditing compliance
• Co-ordinate projects requiring database infrastructure
• Commitment to Industry standards and technology best practices
• Integration / optimisation agent for new and existing technologies.

Typical Outputs:

- Managed Database Systems.
- System uptimes as determined by system category SLA’s.
- Performance and capacity analysis reports and recommendations.
- Implemented systems on time and within budget.
- Technology recommendations.
- Comprehensive Database Systems documentation.
- Secured database environment to meet regulatory and industry compliance
- Rigid adherence to Change Control and Incident Management procedures.

Job knowledge:

- Extensive Knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) concepts and
- Internals – specifically latest versions of Oracle Databases
- Oracle 11g and 12C Database Architecture, Configuration and Administration principles
- Database Security
- Database Backup & Recovery Technologies
- Database /System Monitoring and performance toolsets
- Database Replication Technologies
- Database Clustering Technologies
- Linux, AIX Operating systems
- Structured Query Language (SQL) script writing/programming
- Storage Area Network (SAN) Technologies
- Strong IT operational specialist experience
- Good Communication skills
- Ability to work with minimal supervision, making decisions based upon priorities and schedules
- Sharing technical and customer knowledge in a helpful and timely fashion.
- Innovation skills and vision
- Analytical skills
- Problem solving skills
- Assertive with good interpersonal skill
- Good communication skills, verbal and written
- Excellent planning skills

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

- Matric / Grade 12 is essential
- 3 year Degree/ diploma or equivalent
- Formal Oracle Database Administration training is essential Experience
- 3 – 5 years’ experience in an Information Technology (IT) support environment, performing

Oracle Database Administration
- Experience in working with very Large and complex database environments.
- Experience in installing and configuration of Oracle Database technology software and patching.
- Experience in deploying High Available Oracle database technologies :
- RAC Cluster
- Data Guard
- Experience in Oracle Storage Management and Backup &Recovery functionality:
- Automatic Storage Management(ASM)
- Recovery Manager(RMAN)
- Flash Back Recovery (FRA)
- Experience in analysing Database Performance and Capacity reports