One of our clients, specialising in Banking Services, is seeking to recruit a Database Engineer on a full-time basis..
Plan and perform periodic system reviews to identify possible gaps and process inconsistencies, propose and implement re-alignment strategies including the necessary training programmes.
Database Architecture and Governance
Act as Data Team Lead on specific projects.
Drive the preparation of database policies, standards and procedures.
Ensure that all tasks are carried out efficiently and effectively and that all internal database policies, standards and procedures are adhered to.
Design and ensure the establishment of the maintenance, monitoring and control of the Bank’s database architecture.
Establish, promote and ensure adherence to the data management standards, guidelines, best practice and techniques set.
Manage the budgets associated with tools owned/ projects being delivered by his/her team.
Ensure that databases are setup and maintained against industry standards of security, availability and integrity.
Ensure that proactive monitoring is in place and health checks are regularly applied to guarantee maximum uptime and performance.
Plan, manage and test recovery procedures in accordance with the organisation’s disaster recovery plans. Implements recovery procedures when necessary.
Implement Capacity Planning and ensure that this is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
Establish metrics for tracking and measuring the value of Data Management initiatives and infrastructure.
Establish and monitor process improvements and efficiencies to improve on the defined KPIs.
Perform Supplier Management for the vendors under his/her purview.
A first/second degree level of education in IT or Engineering or equivalent specialised training in technical management.
Oracle Certified Professional. Linux certification LPIC-1/2 or equivalent.
4+ years’ experience in Database Administration
Experience in designing, implementing and managing Oracle and MS SQL database environments.
Extensive experience with SQL, PL/SQL and Transact SQL.
Experience in Cloud Technologies such as Microsoft Azure and WAS .
Knowledgeable in Microsoft Project and cost management disciplines
Excellent written & oral communication in English
Ability to challenge the status quo and inspire others to identify opportunities and areas for improvement.
Excellent understanding of data administration and management functions (collection, analysis, distribution etc.)
Proven experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Must also be willing to travel on occasion in order to attend training/conferences or manage supplier relations
Analytical and logical mindset
Problem solving with a can-do attitude
Meticulous with a keen eye for detail
Good interpersonal & presentation skills